Latest Prayer Requests

Praises:

-God gave us a wonderful time with Kristin’s family while they were here with us in Zambia. Kristin’s parents (Terry and Connie Carlson) flew to Zambia with us on August 2nd (praise God for safe flights and all our bags making it) and stayed until the 17th of September. They were very helpful with helping us get settled in our house with Charlie. Kristin’s Mom also helped out at a wound clinic in southern Zambia for a day, and Kristin’s Dad spoke at two C.R.O.S.S. Project graduations. 

Kristin’s brother, Bjorn, and his wife, Kendall, and their friend, Hoy, also paid us a visit from August 30th to September 9th. They did a one day Christian business principles seminar with a group of former ACTION Pastor’s College graduates. We loved having them here, and we praise God for a very God-focused, helpful and thought-provoking business seminar. 

-Charlie is a happy, healthy little boy that loves attention and to be held. He is is growing so fast, and yesterday, he rolled over by himself four times! We praise God for this new little life and gift to us!

-The Zambian Kwacha/US Dollar exchange rate is back to around ZMK 5,000 to $1. Thanks for your prayers!

-God has led us to two new churches to teach this term. One in Kanyama Compound and the other in Chipata Compound. 

-Praise God for some new financial gifts to the C.R.O.S.S. Project, which have been extremely helpful!

Prayer Requests:

-Pray for us as we figure out what it means and how to manage being a family of three on the mission field for the first time. 

-Pray for unity, endurance, hope, and joy in Jesus for the AZ team in Zambia.

-Pray that God would supply the final 3% support per month that we need for our new family budget. We need 1 supporter @ $50 a month, 3 supporters @ $25 a month, and 2 supporters @ $10 a month to be at 100% of our support needs. To learn more about how to securely donate online, click here

Our Ministry – The C.R.O.S.S. Project HIV/AIDS Prayer Requests:

-Please pray for Church of the Nazarene Chipata Compound and Church of the Nazarene Kanyama Compound as we teach the C.R.O.S.S. Project curriculum to them this term. Pray that God would awaken their hearts to taste and see the beauty of God’s sovereign goodness even in HIV/AIDS and domestic abuse and that they would go out into their local communities and take what they have learned and share the gospel, minister to physical and spiritual needs and train others.

-Please pray for our first ever C.R.O.S.S. Project Hospice Training Seminar coming up the end of November. More details to follow. 

-Pray that God would pour out His grace on the Zambian Church and that it would glorify God in how it relates to HIV/AIDS and domestic abuse.

-Pray for more money to come in for Bibles that we give out for the C.R.O.S.S. Project. One Bible costs between $8-$10 depending on the language we get. Click here if you would like to donate to help get Bibles.

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One response to “Latest Prayer Requests

  1. theophilos2@juno.com

    Hi Derek and Kristin, Thank you for sending the praises and prayer requests, as it was neat to read those. We’ll continue to keep all THREE of you in our prayers? How are you doing? How has the last week been since Mom and Dad left? I’ve been thinking so much about you guys. I’m sure it’s been hard to be void of their presence. How’s Charlie adjusting to life now? How fun he rolled over! It’s so exciting to see all the “firsts” that babies do. There are so many changes! Levi isn’t doing much yet, but he smiles a ton. It’s fun to talk to him and see him become more responsive and alert. He was dedicated at church on Sunday, so Mom, Dad, and Nanny came. Dad asked for prayer for you guys during prayer circles, and he was pretty choked up when he talked about you. Both Mom and Dad have commented that the best part of being in Africa was being able to spend so much time with the 3 of you. They’ve had such good things to say about their time there, including being with you, eating your good food, being a part of your daily life, getting to know the Zambians, especially the missionaries there, building relationships with the guards (Dad), and other things. It’s been so neat to hear all about their trip there, as they’ve had so much to share. I know they want to come back as much as they can! They just wish plane tickets weren’t so expensive. Love you guys and are praying for you!Amy (and family)

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