Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Count your blessings!

This song has been on my heart for days now......so just sharing once again!

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost
Count your many blessings, name them one by one
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done

Count your (many) blessings, name them one by one
Count your (many) blessings, see what God hath done
Count your (many) blessings, name them one by one
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly
And you will keep singing as the days go by

Repeat Chorus

So, amid the conflict whether great or small
Do not be discouraged, God is over all
Count your many blessings, angels will attend
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end

Repeat Chorus

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Thank you!


A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESPONDED TO OUR NEEDS THIS PAST MONTHS! We are truly thankful for all your support be it finances or prayer! Words cannot come close to expressing our gratitude. Thank you! Praise the Lord for all of you.

We are close to having one plane ticket covered (US$2,060)! Still have one more to go, than our plans to visit the states will be completed. We still have hopes to visit for Christmas and New Years, so please do continue to keep this in your prayers. Thanks!

This weekend!
This weekend we are in Swakop. There is a mission's conference here at Swakopmund Baptist Church. Buddy will have some time tomorrow in the evening to talk about his experience from pre-church organizations to a Church. Should be fun!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Needs/Prayer requests

Dear friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I thought I would write you all a quick message to share with you somethings that we are needing prayer and support for. Also I am wanting to write to let you know where we are at and some upcoming plans.
First, I wanted to update you all on our plans for a visit to the states. As many of you know(hopefully you are following on our blog) we were hoping to visit the states in June, but because of lack of funding we were not able to come. So now we are desiring to come and visit this Dec. and January. This would be a trip for two reasons. One, to personally update our supporters of what is happening here in Namibia, and to share ways others can get involved. Second, to visit my family and introduce Grace to my family and friends. We greatly desire to come for both of these reasons. If we were able to come it would be the first Christmas we would spend with my family ever as a family, and my first time with them since 2005. Needless to say it would great to spend this time there. We also realize that there is the whole "out of sight, out of mind" thing. So we know that we need to get back to face to face communication. Our greatest need right now is funds for this trip. We are raising funds through this website: http://pouringout.me/index.php/?cID=284. Here you can donate using credit card as well as see the progress of our raising. If you go to that sight you will see that we have only raised so far $1060USD. This is about 1/5 of what we need to come to the states. Please be in prayer about how you can help us in this way and that we are able to raise the needed funds.
Also, I want to share with you about our financial need. We are needing more support monthly. We have been struggling these last few months. Our need per month in order to pay basic bills and living expenses is just about $1500USD per month. Which after bank fees and charges ends up being about N$10,000NAD. This month we only received $1110 or N$7,600NAD. Being that last month we were also under we had to try and pay back bills that we were not able to pay last month. Needless to say we are struggling this month. We are needing assistance! We have not been able to pay our medical insurance this month, plus a few other things. Please let us know if you are willing to give. I am hoping that if we can visit the states we can raise extra monthly support, but for now we are in need. The difficulty for us is that if things continue the way they are we may need to leave Monte Christo and work under another local church that can support us this side. There is opportunity at a few sister churches. Monte Christo has expressed there desire for me to stay but are not sure if they could support us in our need. There has been many increases on food, electricity, ect. Please pray that the Lord would supply our needs for these next few months until we can come to the states to raise more funds.
Lastly I want to extend our sincerest Thanks to all of those that continue to support us. Although our funding has been low, we do have faithful supporters that continue to give to us. You are so appreciated and we praise God for allowing us to minister with such supporters. You truly are how we can stay in ministry in this Local church. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions. Thank you!