Monday, December 20, 2010
Well, we have come to the end of yet another year. When people ask how many years we have been here in Namibia...The answer surprises me. I find my self saying.. "well, Julia has been here for 23 years and I have been here for almost 5 years". Five years has gone by like a day. We are so thankful to the Lord for all his provision and unfailing grace!!
This year has been a great year looking back. We have grown in our understanding of God's Word and our relationship with the church. As I have said in some earlier posts...This year has been a year of getting to know the people of Monte Christo BC. It has been a joy! We are now just looking to next year to see what the Lord will do with our small vision. Our continued aim is to Glorify God in everything we do. He has called us....He has kept us...and He has led us....as for us...we just want to serve Him. Please continue to pray for the vision for next year and for willingness and passion from the church to see this church grow and be more obedient to God.
I wanted to also just take a moment and thank all of those that gave to us above and beyond these past few months. We were reminded that the Lord knows our needs even before we ask. It seemed that we were living pretty much week to week, and that as each week came, God provided for the next week through people. We are so thankful for our supporters. You guys are our partners in this mission. And we praise and Glorify God for bringing you all into our lives and giving you a desire to support us. May God continue to bless you all and keep you. Thank you!!!!!
This is our last post for the year. Tomorrow we will be traveling to the village in the North. Because there is no electricity there, we will not have access to the internet except through our phones. So we will be able to get emails, but may not be able to respond until we come back. Please pray for us as we travel. Pray that we do not have any issues either with police stops or break downs. We will of coarse take plenty of pictures and will try to post many of them when we come back.
We will be spending most of our time with the family up there, but I will also have the opportunity to be preaching at a church there over the new years weekend. I will have the opportunity to preach 3 sermons. I have decided to preach three of the "bible studies" I did in I Corinthians. I will be peaching on the need to keep our priorities where they should be. Please pray for this opportunity.
Well, I will close just by saying that we hope you all will have a Christ centered Christmas and a great New year! Write again next year!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
It is a little crazy to think that it is already December. I guess I knew it was coming!! : ) This past week was a bit of a bitter sweet one. This past week we said goodbye to a dear friend...Nitu. He has been apart of Monte Christo for many years. Nitu served at the church helping with both leading the services and helping with the Junior youth(middle school to high school age). He was also very active in the young adult groups. Nitu decided to go back to his mother country of Angola. Although we are behind him in this decision it is still hard to see such a servant leave the church.
We are also gearing up right now for our church luncheon this sunday. This will be a sort of Pot luck thing. So we will all bring something and have a meal together. This will be something that we hope to do together as a church every quarter next year.
I will also this week be giving our vision for the church next year. There are a few changes that we will be working on and adding some new ministries. Please pray for me as I present it to the church and as we prayerfully and humbly seek the Lord on how to put the vision in action.
We are getting into the holiday already. I think I have mentioned before that here in Namibia we have a country wide holiday where most businesses minus the essentials close for most of December. With this things slow down quit a bit with the church. For example, for the rest of the month we will not have any of our regular programmes such as family bible hour, sunday school, youth group, ect. We will then resume in January of next year.
I also wanted to just write to thank all of those that gave to us last month. We are so humbled by the way many of you stepped up to help us in this time. Thank You!!!! We praise the Lord for all of your continued support and prayers.
This month also has been a little struggling, but already with some that have given we have seen at least our rent and medical aid covered. We continue to pray for the rest. We are thankful for whatever you are willing to give. Again if you would like to donate to us here please email me at email@example.com and I will write you with ways you can give. Thanks again for your considerations.
We are also starting to think about a visit back to the states. We are at this point looking at maybe May or June of next year. We are looking at these dates because of my classes, and because I am needing to renew my domicile which may take some time. We are wanting to give it enough time. At this point we are asking that if anyone would be willing to donate frequent flyer miles to us then maybe we could use them for our flights. We are members of Star alliance milage plus. I think it will take 90,000 miles for each of us. We both have saved up only about 23,000 miles each. If you are interested please email me and I can give you our details. I know there is many more details needed to figure out for a return to the states, but the plane tickets are the first uncertainty. Thank you for your consideration!
Well I will post some pictures of our lunch this sunday. Thanks again!!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
(Picture 1). This mans name is Daniel. He was saved earlier this year and came to the church seeking to be discipled. We asked him if he had been baptized and he replied that he hadn't. So he started to attend the class.
(Picture 2). This young mans name is Juan Domingo. He originally came from the angolan refugee camp in Osire where there is a mission church being planted. Juan has been such a joy to disciple over this year. He is just finishing his grade 11 in school, but already very interested in being involved in ministry. I am hoping to continue to work with him going forward.
(Picture 3). This young lady is Arminda Domingo. She is Juan's sister. During the coarse of the class I have seen good growth in her and hope to see much more next year as well.
(Picture 4). This picture is of the group before they were baptized. They stood in front of the church and shared there testimonies. It is always such a wonderful time when we hear testimonies before baptism isn't it!
(Picture 5). This mans name is Nicodemus. He is actually apart of one of the mission churches here in Windhoek called Havanah Baptist church. It is in a outlying area here. He will be going there and start to be more active in ministry there.
(Picture 6). Here is a picture of half of the room while I was baptizing. The church has been growing and things continue to go well.
Please continue to pray for these that were baptized. Most of them are the only born again believer in there families. Please pray that they continue to learn through God's Word. I also just want to thank those that support us here. These pictures serve as a testimony to what you have helped make possible. For those that continue to pray for us here...Thank you!! Prayer is so important. To those that are giving regularly to us...Thank you!! You have made so much possible by supporting me and my family. I Julia and Grace also are so thankful!
Please continue to pray for our support! We are not anywhere close to where we need to be. And we need to be going to the North next month to both see family and so I can preach at a church there over new years with Laban. Please contact me if you would be willing to support us monetarily. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
After talking with a few of them we learned that each of them were really struggling with food. So when the money that some gave came in, we went to a bulk store and bought some food for each of them so to help them in this time. So, on friday we went into Okahandja and met with them. The time with them was so sweet. When I asked them to meet us at the MPMC(multi purpose ministry center) They did not know what we had for them. So we came in and sat down as you could see from the pictures and started to talk. I explained how there was some funds that came in to help them through this hard time. I explained how each of them would receive one of the stacks of food. You could see already how thankful they were. Then we gave each of them a small amount of money for other things at home such as perishable things being we had only bought non-perishables. We then explained that we had an amount for each of them to help restart there shops. Just before I told them this I had asked if any of them were able to get anything yet...they replied no. Some of them had even stopped even going to the market, being that there was nothing. They were so thankful!! I explained that this was the Lord providing! Many of them expressed how they were not able to buy food and that was hard with there children. I then talked with them about how we had another portion of money to help some others in the market. I explained that this was given not for us to go out and give, but for them to help others and to maybe be a witness to them. They really loved the idea and we will hopefully be meeting up with them again next week to talk about how we can do that specifically.
After we talked for a while and for most of it except for when i asked questions they stayed pretty quite. Sylvia at one point just said over and over, "I don't have words!". So we did what we all were feling like doing...Prayed! I put the heading of this post as "A time of Worship", and that is exactly what this time was. We didn't cry out "oh how great are the people who gave" but we prayed and cried to our Father, giving HIm all the Glory. This was a precious time in which not one there had a dry eye. We sat there together thanking our Lord and Saviour in many tears. We took turns praying and then I closed. It's hard for me to explain what that time was like. The best is just to say it was a time of Worship and brokenness! There were some that confessed there fears and lack of trust, and others that just cried through there prayers. It was a precious time!!!
Please continue to pray that God would open doors with those in that market. That we would have wisdom in reaching out to the others at the market. And that God would receive all the Glory!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thank you all!
Sylvia, Innocentia, Sarafina and her husband Marko and Tiago
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thank you for helping our dear brother and sisters in Christ in this way (finances and prayers).
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The Saturday before last we had the opportunity to spend some time with the young adult group from the church. They needed someone with a truck who could transport them to a park where they were going to have a fun day. So...being that we now have a truck we were pleased to help. The day was a wonderful day!!! Both Julia and I really enjoyed spending time with them and it was a great chance to get to know many better.
During the week has stayed pretty much the same. We have had to cut back the time spent at the church though. This had to be done because of not having the money for petrol...which I will explain in a bit.
Sunday has continued to be great. This past sunday I taught on I Cor. 9:24-10:13. Paul showed the Corinthians through the bad examples of Israel that they ought to be obedient. It went well. I Really believe this book has been alot of help to the church this year, and we are eager to see what the Lord will teach us as we go on.
The house to house ministry continues to go well. We have had some challenges the last few weeks with having a home to meet in. Many of our members have been either sick or out of town. So the last two weeks we have been meeting at the church building on Monday. I have continued to teach through the book of Ephesians, and this week have finished chapter 3. Honestly, it is much better to meet at one of our houses rather than there. We lose a sense of family by coming there. Please pray that we would be able to go to a house next week.
As we continue to look to next year we are looking forward most to the start of this ministerial college that I mentioned in a earlier post. We will start up with four courses next year and go from there. As I think I mentioned before, I will be a student and a coordinator of it. Please pray for wisdom as we prepare and seek out young men to attend.
I wanted to give a update on the woodcarvers. Really not to much has changed. Except that we have now received all the money that was given, so we will be going to the woodcarvers this week. We had a bit of a delay in getting the money being that Laban was out of town on Mission up north. But we have received it now. I spoke with Tiago this morning, one of the woodcarvers that lost his shop, and he said that really nothing had been done. Really the issue is with the local gov. I had mentioned in a earlier post that there was a company willing to come and re-build the market even better. They came and made up the plans and when they took it to the mayer and regional councilor to have approved...they refused! Since then they have not been helped. So the money that has been given is needed now more than ever. It will help with rebuilding and getting some more stock of goods. Please continue to pray for them and for who we also will help.
As I had promised some time ago, we will begin to post some of our needs on a more regular basis. This month has been and continues to be a challenging month. Our support is usually around $1400USD per month. Which usually works out to about N$10,000 namibian. This month we only received $825USD. So needless to say we are really struggling. To give you an idea the amount that came in only covered our rent and medical insurance. Thats it! So...with that said, I would ask that anyone reading this would consider giving extra this month. Or if you are not a regular monthly supporter and would like to help us out this month with a one time gift or would like to be a monthly supporter, then please email me at email@example.com. For those that would like to help this month, because we are right now not having anything, time is a factor. The fastest way to give is directly to our Chase bank account, which I will give the information to those that email. I am not sure why the support was so low this month. I have not received a report on the giving from Apex for a few months now. Please pray about what you can give!
I want to say thank you to those that have been faithfully giving. Although our funding is low we are so thankful for what has been given! You all are our partners and dear friends. Everyday I work with the people here I am reminded of those that support us to make it possible. Thank you! We continue to trust the Lord to provide and supply every need. I know people may say this all the time, and to us it is sincere being that we are totally dependent on Him anyways! May God show you the joy and goodness of complete dependency on Him..as He is showing us! May God bless!
Monday, November 08, 2010
I love my husband and i will not let it hurt my marriage just because of things like those :). Thats it for now....till next time its bye bye for now.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I guess I will start this update by sharing how things are going with the church. All is going well! I have been continuing to teach the family bible hour on the sunday morning service. I am still going through the book of I corinthians. And I know I may have said this before, but I really love this book. Last week I taught through chapter 8. This is a very practical book, showing that we have a responsibility to use our knowledge with love. That when we use our knowledge without love, it will not edify. I continue to get good feedback from those in the church. It seems more and more people are coming up asking me for copies of the teachings so they can go and share it with family or friends. I am not saying this for my glory, but to God's glory alone being that it is him that reveals these truths. As we come to the close of this year we are now in reflection of this year and busy casting a vision for next. This year really has been a year of learning and immersing. Julia and I have built many good relationships with some of the members of the church and I feel a little more "in" the church. Please pray for wisdom as we cast a vision for next year. Pray that we as a church would see the ministries the Lord is calling us to, and that we are faithful in them.
We have come to the end of the membership class. It has been a great class, and I am already looking forward to the next class. We finished our class with the responsibilities of church members at MOnte Christo Baptist church. It was a great ending to this class. Now, many of them have not been baptized, so on the 14th of Nov. I will have the privilege of baptizing some of them. I am looking forward to this being that I have gotten to know them pretty well over most of this year. Pray that God would use these members in the church to share the Gospel and bring much glory to God through there membership.
I have started to spend two full day at the church every week. This has been a great time of both prayer and encouragement. This will be a time for counseling as well. Most of all it is a great time for Laban and I to spend some good quality time together in discussion and prayer for the church. We both have been enjoying this!
The House to House ministry continues on. We have been meeting at Paulina's house for the last few weeks. By meeting there, we have another guy joining our bible study on a regular basis. This past week I taught through Eph. 3:1-7. I am loving this book more and more! We have been inviting more people to join our group lately. Please pray that God would add to our number. All of us who are meeting together see the value in this group. It is really the only opportunity right now for interaction and many questions.
Lastly, I wanted to share about a pastors fraternal that I attended last week. For those that have been following our ministry for a while you would remember what these are. But for those that this is new for, let me first start by explaining what these are. These fraternals are times when all the pastors from like minded churches(reformed baptist) get together for prayer, encouragement, sharing of praises and trials, and talking about the needs of the churches and how we can help each other through it. These are precious times that I would never want to miss. They are kind of also a retreat! This time we decided to meet at swakopmund baptist church on the coast. So monday morning we drove over to the coast to meet up with the other pastors. It was a very refreshing time that was much needed for many of the pastors. One of the big topics of this fraternal was to decide if we would like to implement our own ministerial training school here in namibia. This would be geared specifically towards training pastors. We had a guy named James Williamson come from Zambia to share what they are doing in this resolve. He is a part of the copperbelt ministerial college. There website is http://omegaserver.biz/cmc/?page_id=83. We are hoping to start this in some capacity next year. I will be attending this college. So please pray that God would provide the needed funds to do this. We are excited about this opportunity. It will realy allow us to give good solid pastoral training to the men in our churches. Please for much wisdom in this. It will be alot of work on our end, but it is very important.
Well, Thank you for your continued interest in the Work here. We are so thankful for your continued love and prayers. And as always we are so thankful for those that are giving funds each month to help with our day to day needs! You are our partners! I hope this has been encouraging to you and please continue to pray for us as we press on in the calling the Lord has graciously given to us.
Oh....and grace and Julia are doing great!...I will try to post some pictures soon. Thanks!
Thursday, October 07, 2010
I just wanted to write you to give you all a status on things with the woodcarvers. Currently, they are in the process of rebuilding the market. A local business stepped up and agreed to rebuild the market for them for free. This is a huge praise!! Also, the local gov. came and gave some money to buy food for each family. This is great being that they did not have food at home. Now the need that is left is to some how restock there market. There has been given a amount of $3000USD toward this need by some of you reading this. We will be able to take a portion of this to help those from the bible study to get back on there feet, and take a portion to reach out and help some others at the market. Our aim always is the Glory of God! So please pray that through this we will be able to reach out to others in the market and that God would be glorified! I will write again very soon with a ministry update.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Today we were able to go and visit the woodcarvers. I can't really express to you how I felt when I saw the market to the ground. I was reminded of devastation that I saw from a tornado that hit Xenia, Ohio. There was just nothing left! You can see from my post of pictures that, that is true. But more than that, the people also were about the same. Most just sitting under the few trees in front of the market that were not burned, hoping for some kind of help. As I talked with them I learned more about what had happened. This was one of those strange happenings. The fire started at a house about 200 meters away. And between that house and the markets was a main road, and another house. The other house was totally untouched. The fire started in the middle of the market and spread outward to the rest within 15-20 min. Those on the ends(including those from our bible study) tried to save items by moving them away from the market, but the fire reached them and burned them up. They lost everything! Our aim was to meet with those from our bible study and have a time of prayer and reading some passages from Scripture. But very quickly it turned into a market wide study. A couple of the pictures I posted shows that time. See over the past few years of having this bible study, we got to know many of those there at the market. Even if they never came to the market they knew we came every thursday for the bible study. It was a great honor to be able to read the Word with so many today. We hope to see them again next time we go in. Then we had a chance to sit down with just those from the bible study(Tiago, Sarafina, Innocentia, and Sylvia). I asked them some questions, and I learned more about there specific needs. See, the biggest problem that they are facing right now, it that there is no food at home. All of them have children, and they all do not know how they will feed them. At the market they are cooking Pap for those there, but that only feeds those at the market not those at home. And since they have no source of income now, there is not much they can do. Please pray that God would provide for these needs. They are also hoping to rebuild, but that seems far off for now. To rebuild there stock would take both time and much money. Please pray that the Lord would provide! More than that though, pray that there dependency would be upon the Lord alone. And that they would "wait on the Lord" and be courageous! That there witness to there fellow carvers would be glorifying to the Lord! I will write more soon....Please Pray!!!
Friday, September 24, 2010
I wanted to write to ask that you all be praying for the woodcarvers that we have been working with. Today there was a massive fire that spread through the market. It started from a fire in a house across the road, but because of the wind it blew the fire across the road to the market. It burned the whole market down within about 15-20min. Our dear friends Sylvia, Innocentia, Sarafina, and Tiago all lost there markets including there wood items for sell. As we continue to try to get ahold of each of them, we did speak to Sarafina and all are devastated! They really don't know what they are going to do.
Please pray for these! This for many like Sylvia is the only income they have. And remember that Sylvia has two young children at home, one in high school(grade 12), and one in college. Please pray that God would supply there needs! I am reminded even now of Isaiah 40:28-31,
"Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
 He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint."
Pray that they wait on the Lord and continue to trust Him! Please email me(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or would like to help these out. Also please pray that the owner of the house will not have t lay off any workers from his business being that Julia's father works for his company. Please pray!!! I will update again soon!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This week really has been focusing on two things:
1. Getting everything with the car figured out.
2. A women's conference.
We are so happy with the car the Lord provided. It is a Isuzu 2.8 turbo diesel. It is a 2000 model. We do have to put new tires on it which we hope to put on today. Also we would like to have a canopy eventually, so we will be looking for that. It will help to just have it for traveling and even carrying more people in the back. We want to once again just thank everyone who gave towards this truck! We pray that God would show you the goodness of His grace!
The women's conference is going well. The theme was "what is the role of women in the church?". It is every evening starting at 6:00pm. This is a conference that both men and women could attend. Tonight will be the last night for it.
Also, we have taken in a boy named keano. Some reading this may know him. He is the boy that was with Todd and Erin Hammerstrom. They are currently in the process of adopting him, but not all has come through yet. So as he is now going to school here in windhoek..he needed someone to stay with. Please pray for all the details of the adoption to go through quickly.
I will write more a little later on how the conference ended and such.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Well I thought I would blog again....I know...two in one week...wow! Anyways, I really just wanted to give a quick update on our car. As I said in the previous post..our car is in serious disrepair. We found out that our radiator is cracked. And a replacement will cost us N$3892($556USD). Well, today I went to a radiator place to see if they could just repair it and that way keep us from having to get a new one. Unfortunately after looking at it they said there is no way to repair it, I would have to get a new one..: (. So I called Honda and asked if they could order one in being that it was a Japan item. They said they could, but it will take 21 days. This is not so good!! Most of all we do not have the funding for this part, being we are actually already fixing other issues like brakes, shocks, aircon/any air flow, ect. So again if anyone is willing to help us to fix the car we really would appreciate it.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Well we are coming to the end of yet another month. This month has been a good month. There has been much going on both with us as a family and the ministry of the local church. We hope all of you are doing well and are encouraged by this update as we are encouraged.
The woodcarvers bible study continues to be a bit of a struggle. We were able to meet with the ladies last week and will try to meet again this week. It has been hard to get them all together. The Market has been very slow and some of the women may not even come to the market until later in the day. Tiago, the other man in the group, has been in swakop for business there. Please pray that God opens that door again that we will be able to continue to meet with them. Even as we seek to move to Windhoek where Monte Christo BC is we would like to still see that study continue.
We continue to look for a house in windhoek. This is personally a major struggle for me. If you know me, I am a “doing” person. If I know where God has called me and what He has called me to, then I want to be out doing it. It is hard because while we are still in Okahandja, it greatly limits what we can do with the church. We are driving into windhoek as much as we can, but it is still hard. We continue to trust the Lord for a house soon. I am getting up every morning early so I can get the news paper by 7:00am and start calling places available. Please pray for a house for us soon. Our price range seems to be the range that many others are interested in. For example, today I called two houses in our price range from the paper at around 7:15am and they were both taken meaning someone called before me.: ( So tomorrow I am going to try 6:30am.
Now I have much to share about the church. And much to rejoice about. Things have been going well. I have continued to lead the family bible hour every sunday morning. I am continuing teaching through the book of I Corinthians. Again this has been a wonderfully practical book for the church to study. This past week we started chapter 3. We saw how the church at Corinth was acting “carnal”(or childish). And that they were in need of maturity. I have gotten alot of good feedback from many people at the church. Again I think this book is really addressing issues that the churches here are having as well. I look forward to this study every week. I have also started to meet with Pastor Laban every Wednesday. This has really been a time to talk about things with the church, read scripture together, encourage each other, and to spend much time in prayer. These meetings have become very encouraging to me.
Probably one of the newest areas of ministry for us is that the church has started home groups. We have been meeting in our groups for two weeks now. This is groups from the church meeting in homes for a time of prayer and bible study. We also will bring some kind of food to share with all. This is a much needed thing in Monte Christo. For a long time the church was pretty much just a sunday morning gathering with no informal fellowship. The result was a body of believers who didn’t even know each other. We are calling it a house to house ministry. And so far that is exactly what it has been. I along with two other men are leading a group. In our first two weeks we met together at Meme Linea’s house(one of the members of the church). There is about 10 meeting regularly in each group. We started out just sharing our testimonies with one another. This was a great time. It was great to see how as testimonies were shared everyone seemed to get closer. Also, at our first week together a neighbor women came in to join. Her name is Maria. She shared with us how she was really struggling and is really questioning God because of a bad hypocritical pastor who was just after money. We talked with her a little while and encouraged her to come back and even come to the church service on Sunday. The next week when we came back together on monday evening, she came back. This time she brought with her her boy friend and son. Now the previous week we had not had the time to share all our testimonies so we decided to finish them this week. And at the end of sharing we talked about how with all our testimonies we all had times when the Lord had changed our lives and saved us, as we could not ever save ourselves. And then we all started to read different scriptures. One read Luke 5:27-32, and another from Luke 18:9-14. And another from John 3:1-21. This was a precious time! We then went outside and sat talking and getting to know the visitors a bit better while we ate and drank some tea or coffee. We are excited to see how God will use our group and others in the community. Please pray for Maria and her boy friend. Also pray for us as leaders that God would give us wisdom in leading these groups and helping them to grow. Pray that we spend much time in prayer and lead the church to deeper fellowship and unity under one Lord, one Saviour, and one God.
Lastly, I want to give you an update on us. We are doing well. Julia is now 21 weeks along in her pregnancy and the baby is doing great. Our last check up went really well and the doctor said the baby is healthy and as we could see very active. Julia is really doing a great job. She is experiencing some back pains, but thats about it for now. We thank the Lord for that. Other than that we are doing well. I have been spending some time working on our leatherwork and Jewelry as I mentally prepare for the expenses of a child(ha ha). Julia and I are doing well in terms of our marriage. With the baby on the way, we have been spending alot of time talking about new things...: ). All around we are so thankful for Gods grace in our lives.
I know this update was along one, but if you are reading this then you endured through it and we thank you for your interest in what the Lord is doing here. Even as I look over all the things that are going on, I am humbled by Gods amazing grace! And at the fact that there are people who God has called to support us in this calling. To all our current supporters, we want to thank you for your support and hope you have seen how your support has helped us and the church here. May God bless you beyond your labor.
Buddy and Julia Bahun