November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks

"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:20).

We'd like to share a few of our thanksgivings with you!












Our children! Emmanuel and Cyrus bring us such joy. Manny is 21 months old and is using more and more words each day. He's just learning how "repeat-after-me" with prayers! He loves to read books, eat, watch Curious George, and hug his brother! Cyrus is becoming quite a personality! He's 6 months old now is teething. He loves to sleep, watch himself in the mirror, and be tickled.

The entry visas for Ghana arrived on Wednesday! We have our airline tickets, too! All we need now are our required Yellow Fever vaccinations.

Fellowship with believers! Our church family and others we meet along this pre-field journey are a great blessing to us. It's great to experience encouragement through Christian friendships!

November 12, 2011

The end of a busy week

We were thrilled to be able to present at 2 churches this past week! Our sending church, Grace Baptist Church, had a missions conference from Saturday-Wednesday. Another church, First Baptist of Pikeville, invited us to present our ministry on Sunday night.
It was a little strange to pack up our display table in the middle of the missions conference at Grace Baptist, but we're glad we did. The people at the church in Pikeville were very friendly and it was a joy to meet the other missionary families who were also there for the church's Missions Sunday. We gave our testimonies, showed our presentation video, I sang while Andrew played guitar, and then Andrew spoke from Titus about training up national leaders.

We're getting really excited about our survey trip that's coming up in January. One of the missionaries who is working with BATA (The Baptist Academy of Theology in Africa) hopes to meet with us over there and discuss pastoral training in Togo. The more I think about it the more important training nationals becomes to me.

The trip is fully funded and we bought our airline tickets!!! Praise the Lord for being the Great Provider! Now, to apply for the visa and pray it doesn't take long for them to process!

November 1, 2011

God is at work

We've had a busy month. Andrew is still working full-time with Costco and has schoolwork to do for his doctorate of Education from UTC. Work and school in addition to being a great dad and a wonderful husband keep him busy all the time. He's currently lying unconscious on the couch after a long day at work.

Sometimes I feel that we're not working hard enough to get to Togo. It amazes me that God is steadily moving us in that direction even though we don't have much time to focus on support raising! He is good! He continues to remind us that he directs our path.

Here is our latest family picture. No, they're not smiling, but at least the boys are both LOOKING!!!
Check our our November prayer letter under the updates tab above.