"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

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

july prayer team letter

Dear Prayer Team,
As I write this we have finished saying goodbye to the last American team for the summer (winter!). It has been a long stretch of teams coming and going since mid-April. There is a group of pastors here through the middle of this week, then one more group of national pastors the following two weeks then all teams are done until a small group comes in October.
It has been stressful and very tiring at times to have so many people come and go, but we have TRULY ENJOYED the fellowship, the new and old friendships, and the love these teams have brought over! We will miss them all!
· Safety for the American teams. We did have one major accident with the saw and two malaria cases, but overall it was a very safe summer.
· Much work was accomplished on the campus grounds including the walls of the library and numerous staff, bathhouse and student cabins.
· WE PAID OFF THE MORTGAGE ON OUR HOME!!! We have awesome renters and our home is now completely paid for so we are able to have a little bit of income from that.
· The kids have been able to keep up with school fairly well this summer. We have three and a half weeks of material left, and then we will take a break and then begin again in September.

· Transition-we seem to always be in it!! We came, hit the ground running, then had teams here… now we will transition to yet something else different for us. We will have less that needs to be done right now and less people around again. Pray especially for the kids as they really enjoyed having all the teams here.
· Pray for Cybil, as she is not quite a grown-up, but not one of the little kids anymore either! Pray for her to find her place in a culture that is not what she knows.
· Pray for Paul and Lori as they are now “officially” here to stay! Once the teams are completely gone at the end of July, they will be going through the real transition of being here and what life will normally be like on a day to day basis. They have accomplished much on compound one where there home will be. They are waiting for the steel for the roof to arrive so they can finish the house and move in.
· We are still looking to trade in our vehicle and get a newer one. The cost of vehicles here is ridiculous! We of course still have our Ford E350 van for sale in Minnesota that we would really like to sell.
· Pray for the Gospelink container being sent in July. Pray it would arrive safely, on time, and all the contents would be in good shape. We have a few items on the container as well, including a propane tank less water heater so we can have hot water!
· Please continue to pray for financial supporters to take the place of those who are no longer able to fulfill their commitments. We need another $400 a month in new commitments to be at 100%.
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

No comments: