Thank you so much for praying for us as a family, especially over these last couple of months as we have traveled back to the USA and Canada and are now getting readjusted to Zambia these last three weeks. Thank you!!
Here are some updated praises and prayer requests for us –
-We PRAISE God for His grace, strength, and safety these last couple of months as we traveled. The boys both did really well, especially since they were sick for part of our time back in North America.
-We PRAISE God for ACTION! We really felt encouraged by our time at the ACTION 40th Jubilee Celebration and the International Council Meetings that Derek needed to attend as the ACTION Zambia Country Director.
-We PRAISE God for our newest AZ missionaries, the Van Ankums! They transferred from their former organization to ours in July and will be helping in our Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD) ministries. You can find more about them here.
-Please pray for the Van Ankums as they go back to North America this Fall to raise more support and connect with current supporters. They hope to be back with us here in Zambia by the first of the year.
-We PRAISE God for two happy and healthy little boys, who keep us on our toes. Please PRAY for them and for us as we seek to parent them in a way that is honoring and glorifying to God. We, as parents, need a lot of wisdom and guidance, and please PRAY that God would give these two boys soft hearts to him and his Word.
-Please pray for us, as we have battled through sickness these last couple of months. Derek, Charlie, and Sam have all been sick on and off with colds or some sort of ailments. As usual, Kristin is our family’s picture of health and beauty!
-Please pray for Zambia as the entire country is on 8 hour a day power outages due to low rainfall. 93% of Zambia’s power is generated by hydroelectric power. When there’s not enough rain, there’s no power. We are now entering the driest time of the year before the rains start, Lord willing, in late October or early November. Please pray for a plentiful rainy season this year (November – March).
-Please PRAY that God would give Derek wisdom and supernatural guidance as he continues to settles into this new role as Country Director and seeks to lead this field.
-Please PRAY for John and Eta (our two national workers in the CROSS Project) as they seek new churches for CROSS to teach at this term (September – December). It has been a little slower than usual to get churches lined up for this new term. Pray that God will lead the CROSS Team to the right churches to teach at this term!
-PRAY that God would work mightily in hearts, minds, and actions as people think and pray about how should they respond as a Christian and glorify God in HIV/AIDS and domestic abuse in their lives, their families’ lives, churches, and communities.
-Pray that the ACTION Zambia Team would put on compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another, love, and peace. And pray that the Word of Christ would dwell in us richly. (Col. 3:12-17)
-We would really appreciate broad, general prayers for our entire ACTION Zambia Team as well as their ministries.
-Please continue to pray for more funds for CROSS and CROSS Graduation Bibles.
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