December/January 2021 Update

Happy New Year! We are greeting 2021 with excitement because we know and trust Who is in control! Our family is focusing on the process of moving to Sierra Leone. As you can imagine, it has been a busy time for certain, and we crave your prayers for the upcoming weeks. 

As we plan our move, we–like you–have not escaped the complications of this turbulent time. There have been unexpected hurdles with both our shipping container and our ability to travel internationally this month, causing us to push back our original launch dates. While we are navigating these issues and plan to travel soon, concrete dates are not currently available to us. Although we are a little discouraged by the delays, we are trusting in God’s plan and His perfect timing.  Thank you for your faithfulness in support and prayer!

Please pray specifically for:

  • Completion of our shipping arrangements is soon concluded
  • Protection of our belongings through transit (sea and air), immigration and customs
  • We test negative for Covid19 both before travel and twice upon arrival
  • Our families and us as we conclude our time in the states
  • The ministry, national pastors, and people in Sierra Leone

December 2020

We pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are geared up for the Christmas season!  Our family has exciting news to report: We have scheduled our flights to Sierra Leone! As of now, January, 17, 2021, is our travel date, having us arrive in West Africa on the evening of January 18. As you can imagine, clicking “purchase” on these tickets was a thrilling, yet surreal, moment. Many of you contributed to our initial moving expenses. It is because of you that our airline tickets are purchased, we are buying and packing home goods, and our container will be sent out by the end of the month. Thank you!
    This past month the Lord blessed us with several new ministry partners as we begin wind down our deputation schedule.  We look forward to being on the field soon and we are incredibly thankful for your faithfulness in prayer and financial support!  

With this in mind, please pray for the following:

  • A smooth packing and shipping process
  • Purchase of a vehicle for Sierra Leone in the next two weeks
  • Our flights to remain uninterrupted

Merry Christmas to you all! 

November 2020

October has been a busy month of meetings and conferences sharing God’s work in Sierra Leone. We are thrilled to conclude the month with new ministry partners and are optimistic that several more will soon be joining our support team! As we continue with our deputation travels, we would like to encourage you with the news of your answered prayers for our safety and health. Please, don’t stop what you’ve been doing! 

January 2021 is still the target for our big move. Through the generosity of many of you, our housing expenses, initial visas, mandatory vaccinations, shipping costs, and airfare have been provided. We have one, last, large item to purchase for our new home in Sierra Leone: a ministry vehicle. Please prayerfully consider what you may be able to contribute for this necessity.

Continuing prayer requests:

  • Reopening of international flights 
  • Wisdom in the logistics of moving preparations 
  • The ministry work of the national pastors in Sierra Leone 
  • A ministry vehicle for Sierra Leone

Thank you for your continued faithfulness to our family and the ministry in Sierra Leone!

October 2020 Update

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness and provision!  When we were first forced home in mid-March for several months, we optimistically shifted our launch-date to early 2021. With the faithfulness of our partners as an encouragement, we remain steadfast in the work of deputation.  Even in the midst of a pandemic, the uncertain economic climate, an election year, and civil unrest in many of our country’s major cities, our God is beyond good and in control and has blessed us with several new ministry partners.  Lord willing, our family is entering the home-stretch of deputation! 
The months of October and November are filled with meetings, many miles of travel, and new partnership opportunities. We are anticipating the fulfillment of our initial monthly ministry budget needs. We are incredibly close to reaching our support goals and are excited to begin the task God has called us–reaching Sierra Leone for Christ!  As He wills, we will see West Africa in January 2021.

With this in mind, please pray for the following:

  1. Our health and safety during travel
  2. Reopening of international flights to Sierra Leone
  3. Wisdom in the logistics of moving preparations
  4. The ministry work of the national pastors in Sierra Leone
  5. The Lord’s continued financial provision as we raise the remainder of our support

Thank you for your continued faithfulness to our family!