While we are excited about the opportunities that are waiting for us in Africa, there are some significant hurdles to overcome before we leave. We are reassured that with God’s grace and the faithful support of our ministry partners we can meet these challenges. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support. Here are some specific ways you can help us:
- Both our children are staying in the United States. This is big for them, and big for us. Our oldest, Jake, is beginning work at his new job and will be moving into his first apartment. Our youngest, Grace, is starting college at Southwest Baptist University and will be studying Physical Therapy. Please pray with us that all these transitions will go smoothly. This is the hardest goodbye we’ve ever had to say.
- We need to raise a bit more financial support before we can return. Thanks to the generous support of several individuals and churches, we have raised more than half of the one-time funds we needed to pay for shipping, import duties, taxes and tickets to return to the field. We still need about $9,000 more in cash offerings before we go.
Every day, another new detail pops up. Sometimes they are small like, “Will our 220V dryer arrive in time for the shipment?” Sometimes they are big like, “Will we find a tenant to rent our house?” Please pray with us for the million details that go with a move of this magnitude.