"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Kallevig Prayer Requests

Dear Prayer Team,
We did it! We made it to the six month mark! It has been a very trying, growing in faith six months for us. We pray we learned many of the lessons we were suppose to learn, so we don’t have to go through them all again!
We know we would not have made it if it were not for you moving the hand of God and standing in the gap with and for us these past six months. We have so appreciated the prayer covering and the notes and emails of encouragement along the way. We know the Lord has been placing us on a lot of your hearts these last few weeks especially, and we clearing FEEL YOUR PRAYERS! What a blessing to be part of such a body of believers!

· The first American team has come and gone. They did bible lessons at the local school, did hut to hut evangelism, had a medical clinic, made beds and shelves, plumbed the bath house and made progress on the solar system repairs.
· Kelly was able to share with the Baptist Women of Zambia at their annual convention this past week. She spent the night with the ladies there and they really appreciated having her.
· All in all, we as a family have really been accepted and fit in pretty well. One of the Americans even commented that about the kids this last week.
· Our support so far has continued to meet our needs. Special gifts have come in to cover those who can’t meet their monthly commitment. We know the Lord has called us here and He is providing.
· We have a renter for our home in Kandiyohi!!

· Pray for traveling safety for the many Zambian pastors who will be coming to the college in the next 3 months for training (they will be in class with the students) and to help with construction projects.
· Pray for the students as there schedules will be intense. A two week module of class time every morning, taking care of their gardens and other work in the afternoons, then worship services in the evening, and back the next day. They have three solid months of this. Pray they will be able to retain all the knowledge they will be taught.
· Pray for traveling safety for the American teams coming over-that luggage wouldn’t be lost! Pray also for open hearts as they share in orphanages, schools, and communities through the Jesus Film.
· Pray that Kelly would not be called away too much during these summer teams so she and the kids can keep up with school work each morning.
· We have been having some behavior issues with Joseph lately. Pray for wisdom in knowing how to handle them. Pray for us to have the right heart attitude with him.
· We still have a few trips of personal business that need to be done in Lusaka. We need to try to get them in the next two weeks if possible before the next team comes.
· Pray for financial supporters to take the place of those who are no longer able to fulfill their commitments. We are down to 90% right now, and aren’t planning to be back to the US for furlough for another 2 years, so raising more support from here would be tough.
Thank you again for your outpouring to the Father for us!
In His Grip,
Brian and Kelly Jo
Cybil, Mariah, Greta, Hailey, Joseph, Myron, Henry

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