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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back in the USA!

We arrived in the USA in April, 2010 for "furlough". This is a time of rest, relaxation, and reporting to ministry partners. We have had a great time with family and friends and also seeing God work. The following are some highlights.

With Missionary Steve Saint at the missions conference at Canton Baptist Temple. Steve is the son of missionary martyr Nate Saint who was inducted into the Christian Hall of Fame during the conference along with the 4 others who who were killed in Ecuador.

There is nothing more American than riding a Harley Davidson! I was able to go on a motorcycle trip with the RPM ministry of Canton Baptist Temple. Thanks Robert!

Sarah enjoying her birthday cake at her 1 year old party at Grammys house.

Grammy and Papa (Burkholder) with their grandkids after a bike ride in Ohio.

Caleb turns 6 and parties with his American friends.

Sarah gets walking lessons from mommy. She is a now a walking tornado!

Hannah with her BFF's at day camp at camp CHOF!

Steve speaking at camp CHOF to over 100 middle school campers. There were many saved and spiritual decisions made.

We enjoyed the city of Chicago while reporting to churches in the area. We are above the city in a glass box on top of the "Sears" tower in Chicago. The city is literally below us.

Hannah and Caleb about to be drenched at a water park.

At Daytona beech in between church meetings.

While visiting a new church in Kentucky we had the chance to go to the Creation Museum. It was a great day of learning about God's creation and if you get a chance you should go.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Great Start to 2010

We had a great start to 2010 and seen the Lord bless and provide in so many ways. Below are just some of the highlights. Thanks for your partnership and prayers.

In January we had a medical missions team come. They did a mosquito net project, two health seminars, and also a banquet for the health professionals in our area. Hundreds of people heard the gospel and were shown the love of Christ.

God has provided the funds for the completion of our classroom building which will enable our Christian school to continue to grow up to fourth grade. The school now has 4 classes and nearly 70 students.

God has provided the funds to purchase additional land next to the TRUTH Center for a new ministry called the Timothy House. This new ministry will focus on reaching and mentoring young men for Christ. We also hope to use the Timothy House to train young men in ministry. More news about this new ministry soon!

The Lord blessed with another missions trip, a group of 12 people from different churches and ministries. This trip was focused on children's ministries. There were visits to three different orphanages, work done at our school, and two special outreaches to children in Katesh and Basotu. Over 1500 children received the gospel.

We were able to visit a Barabaig village (Datooga) with the mission group and it turned out to be a great day. We met with the ladies, the elders, and the young people did traditional dances. (I even had a chance to get in on some of the dancing!) We talked with them about many things, and shared with them a few gospel songs that were recorded in their own language. The Lord could be opening a door for the gospel in this area. Please pray.

Our family continues to be blessed with good overall health and safety. Hannah enjoys playing dress up with her friends, Caleb enjoys playing on the new "monkey bars" they got for Christmas, and Sarah loves putting everything she can into her mouth!