July 1, 2012
We have just completed a very intense period of ministry in South Africa and Mozambique. We spent a total of 27 days, from late May through June, traveling to Cape Town, SA and throughout southern Mozambique. Trina and Bridget spent this time at home in Durban as they worked through Bridget’s school requirements. It is a great challenge to be away from them for this length of time and it is our hope that in the future the schedule will allow for more time between ministry venues.
One practical facet of the work there is to distribute bibles translated
in the local African language, Tsonga (pronounced Shangan). With
the help of a minister from Brazil, Ari Cavalcanti, we were able to
distribute nearly 300 bibles to those who did not have any scripture
to study or read. While this distribution began the process we were
only able to place bibles in the hands of a fraction of the people in need.
Please continue to pray for more provision in this area as there is a
profound need for more bibles in and among the different people groups
and churches we are working with.
We are resting and preparing for a Southern Africa pastor’s conference
in Harare, Zimbabwe from July22nd – 29th and work in the Drakensberg
Mountains, SA the first week of August. Please keep these events and
our family in your prayers!