Thursday, August 21, 2008

Visits and reminders

It was great having visitors from Canada this last week and a half. There were three people who came from our supporting church in Brantford, ON. Part of the fun of having new people come is seeing your world from new eyes. The things that you have come to take for granted all of a sudden you begin to see again and there is a renewal of some of the initial excitment that you had when you arrived.
We were especially blessed by the way the team faced all of the difficulties of Niger with grace and style. One even recieved the true missionary experience of being sick while she was here and faced all of the frustrations, disappointments and discouragement that tend to go along with that. It was a reminder that in so many ways we live on prayer here. Prayer for health, strength, safety, traffic conditions and most of all that the love of God would shine through us in all of the situations that we face, good and bad. Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us.
Thanks to the people at Freedom Christian Community for helping to make the trip happen and thanks to the team for ministering to us! --I'll try to post some pictures another time when I have the right computer to work on.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Quarterly Newsletter

Hi All,

I just succeeded (or at least kind of...) in sending out our quarterly newsletter via e-mail. If you are used to getting this and didn't I need you to e-mail me because I had some problems with some of the e-mail addresses and things. If you don't normally get it and want to you will have to contact me too!

For those of you who have been praying for Ben, I wish that I could give you all a big hug. He is doing much better and able to eat solids without a problems now he just needs to put back on a little weight.

This is Jenn after she has finally published her newsletter (and dealt with all the problems!). I think maybe Dave needs to take her out for supper!

Thanks for thinking of us!