105 days until our departure date! What a blessing and an encouragement to start our countdown!
July was a fun month! We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, our middle son turned 4, and we did a lot of traveling. We were excited to be home for our own church’s VBS! I was able to preach in our “gospel station,” and we saw 10 kids profess Christ during the week. Glory to God!
We want to say thank you to all of those who have been praying for our visas. South Africa has changed some of their rules concerning visas in the past month. Plans change and we have learned while on deputation to be flexible. We know God is in control and he will provide as he always does.
Four new churches added us to their missions team and we are closing in on 90%. We are very excited about this but we still need about 10 more partners so we can be fully supported when we leave for the field. Thank you to all of those who have given. We want to give a special thank you to Pastor Chad Gordan and the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jackson, Ga. They recently took a trip to South Africa and they were able to take four large bags for us.
Of course when we think of July, Independence Day is often our first thought. What a privilege to be born and raised in a country that was founded on the gospel. Not only that, but the “Bible Belt,” of America, with a Church on every corner. I can’t help but think about how drastically different my life could be if I were born in South Africa. You see, there is freedom to worship there, but whom would I be worshiping? With a “hodge podge” of religion, I would most likely be lost and on my way to Hell. "BUT GOD, who was rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us". We are excited to go share the good news with our friends in South Africa!
June in Review Set up Fund
- We were able to be in 12 churches - 6 plane tickets - was 5500 now $4300
- We had 4 churches partner with us! - Vehicle in SA - $5000 now 4500
- We are at 88% - Shipping/Customs - was 2500 now $1800
- We travelled 3,000 miles in 4 states TN, GA, MI,