For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Matthew 25: 35-36
Dear Friends & Family,
If you’ve talked with me at any length over the past two years, chances are good that the subject of Africa came up. You may not have been able to shut me up about it. In 2008, I had the opportunity to visit Kenya and Uganda. A seed was planted then that has grown ever since. Not long ago I began praying for “paths back into Africa.” I wasn’t sure what this would look like or when it would be, but I knew it was a dangerous prayer to pray. God answered quickly.
In order for me to go, I need both prayers and financial support. Please pray that I would learn what God has for me to learn, to prepare well and to serve selflessly. Pray also for the children I am going to serve, that they would feel loved and encouraged. And I know Jen would appreciate your prayers, as well. Our kids, though wonderful, are going to demand a lot of her during my time away. As for financial support, please see below for ways you can help. I am hesitant to ask during these difficult times, but I trust you will consider it and only give what you are able. Thank you for your support, in whatever form it may come!