Dear Prayer Partners,
Hi! It has been a long while since we have communicated with you! We hope and pray that you are doing well. We are so thankful for Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection that we celebrated last month on Easter. Jesus offers redemption, healing, joy, peace and his life to us, and we are so thankful!
The Lord has been so good to us! Brad continues to focus quite a bit of time rebuilding and strengthening his back and neck muscles. We are happy to share that the Lord has answered and continues to answer our/your prayers for healing Brad’s body. Thank you for praying with us! The Lord has been using this time to do some important work in us. We are feeling much more ready to be and do what God has called us to be and do.
We are so thankful for your partnership with us in ministry. We believe that each one who prays with us and/or partners in finances is a vital player on the ministry team. Thank you for your help that enables ministry to continue in Central Africa.
The Lord is still working in Central Africa. It is a joy to hear from our friends and colleagues in Rwanda. They regularly send us updates of what God is doing among them and through their ministry. I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but sometimes we feel like the weight of the ministry is on our shoulders. But it is so good to see that the Lord is continuing his ministry through our Rwandan Friends even when we aren’t there!
We have been back in the U.S. for much longer than we had planned for! We have had to postpone our return to Rwanda several times for various reasons. Most recently we have decided with our EFM leaders that we will return to Rwanda at the end of July. This will enable our kids to finish the school year here in Wichita. And it will also enable us to be a part in some important EFM events for future missionaries. At the end of May/beginning of June we will help with a Future Missionaries Retreat. We helped lead one of these back in 2009 and we look forward to another retreat. Then, in early July, we will go on a short-term mission trip with future missionaries. The vision is that this trip will be a time for us to walk alongside future missionaries in a cross-cultural context.
As you know,
We believe that the Lord is leading us to work with our Rwandan, Burundian, and Congolese Friends to lead a movement of whole-life discipleship, church planting, and missionary sending.
Would you please pray: