Watch God Work!

“No matter how much success you’re having, you can’t continue working together if you can’t communicate.”  Matt Cameron

Your prayers and support of me in my Missions journey with Africa Inland Mission make you PARTNERS with me in the Great Commission.  I don’t forget your crucial part in all that God is doing to raise up workers for the Harvest and SEND them to Africa.  So much of the time it’s like I’m chasing God into new territory and just WATCHING HIM WORK.  There are so many times that I want to communicate these adventures with all of you, but the whole process has been cumbersome to say the least.  SITTING in front of the computer to get these systems up and running isn’t one of my strengths.  However, after two years of doing this job, I have FINALLY learned how to anticipate the SEASONS of this ministry.  Summer seems to be a time that I can set aside to “clean everything up,” find and nurture efficiency, develop systems, and initiate strategies that have been developed with the rest of the team.

This FIRST blog on a “freshened up” site is being used as an introduction to a new and updated, more streamlined way to communicate.  I”ll use it to let you know about blogs that I have written, but would love to use it as a quick way to pass on specific prayer requests, needs on the field you can potentially help me find people for, AND to share some of the inspiring God-moments I see in my work.  I want all of you to be able to see yourselves as not ONLY a part of the Body of Christ, but a part of the extended work of Africa Inland Mission.

“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.  All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”  1 Corinthians 12:26-27

I have updated my e-mail list, but anticipate that this is a work in progress.  Please let me know if you would like to stop receiving these communications.  In the meantime, here are some prayer requests and updates!

  • Please pray for Silly, Joseph, and Duane as they finish the school year.  It’s been a rough finish and at least one of them is probably looking at summer school.  Please pray that God would continue to help them have focus and determination to do their BEST, resisting the many distractions of life here.  Joseph is being promoted from 8th grade TO HIGH SCHOOL!!  Yikes!!
  • Summer is tricky with the great “juggling act” increasing as the kids are off of school.  Please pray that I will have wisdom to manage my work schedule AND time with the kids so that we have good, quality time together and new memories without compromising the momentum in my work.
  • I appreciate your continued prayers for discernment and CONNECTIONS that lead me to the people and places where God is ALREADY at work.  I will be focusing on STRATEGY and networking this summer, planning my calendar of travel and initiatives for the Fall season.
  • Personally, please pray for me as I continue to TRUST God to be working behind the scenes on my behalf.  A friend of mine was led to send me this verse this morning and it was a good reminder… “Delight yourself IN THE LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4  It’s MY job to find delight IN HIM, continually turning my focus toward HIM and off of mySELF.  It does NOT mean that He’ll give me everything I WANT when I want it, but that when I’m getting my delight from HIM, my desires will be satisfied.  This is a sanctifying journey, that’s for SURE!  My own unfulfilled desires are a noisy distraction to my faith journey so much of the time.

SUPPORT UPDATE:  Two years in this position has given me more and more insight into how strategic this role is in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.  In His mercy, God has shown me again and again that this is EXACTLY the role I am needed in AT THIS TIME for the good of the organization as a whole.  We really are ONE TEAM with ONE UNITED GOAL, taking the Truth and Hope of Jesus where He is not known.  I am still as MUCH about the business of reaching the Unreached now as a Mobilizer as I was in the mountains of Lesotho.  With that being said, I STILL NEED YOUR PARTNERSHIP and appreciate it so much!!  Here are the numbers two years into THIS role and TEN YEARS after we were appointed with Africa Inland Mission in 2008!!  Most of you have been giving that WHOLE time!  Wow…

The amount of support that comes in monthly is 82% of what is needed to pay my salary.

This is an incredible blessing to me.  It means that my partners, YOU, understand both the need for continued support AND the legitimate need for me to serve in this role.  Thank you!

If, for some reason, your support has stopped coming out automatically, it may be that your debit card has been updated and the payments aren’t going through automatically anymore.  We have an updated GIVING section of our website where you can get that going again.  If you’d like to partner with me for the first time, you can also visit:

https://usgiving.aimint.org/missionary/1031420

 

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