ANSWERED PRAYER: February 21, 2012:
We recieved some donations from back home that completely
covered the cost of new beds and the truck repairs! We are
so excited that we no longer have any bug bites and our
truck is running smoothly. Thank you for lifting us up to
a God who hears and cares about our every need!
PRAYER REQUEST: January 31, 2012
The bugs are back! Are they bed bugs?
Sand fleas? Dust mites? They find us in our bed and cause
horrific itching that lasts for weeks! We have finally decided
to get rid of the used mattresses we bought last year -
but new beds will cost around $750 in unexpected expenses.
The truck needs repairs! We found out
yesterday that our truck needs new brakes, shocks and a
cornucopia of other repairs in order to pass South African
road inspection. Another $600 in outgoing costs we did not
expect right now.
Please pray: We have budgeted carefully
but this will wipe out our financial buffer. Would you please
pray with us that God will provide? We know he sees our
needs and always answers prayer!
ONGOING PRAYER NEEDS:
You’ve been praying for our ongoing personal needs
(we’ve had these requests for the girls for over a
year), and we wanted to give you a quick update on some
Walking (children with Down syndrome develop at
a different pace...but we would love to see her walking
all by herself - She'll be 4 years old in April)
- We ordered custom foot braces for Emme last week (to
help strengthen her low muscle tone to help with walking)
– but before the braces have even
come she took 30 steps BY HERSELF last night! Amazing!
Up till now she has only done a few steps unassisted.
Her heart would be drawn to the Lord, even at a
- Tonight Jensen told Julie she decided
she to ask Jesus into her heart yesterday. We’ve
been talking for a while about how this is a big decision
and that it means Jesus is the boss now – not Jensen.
We encouraged her to think very carefully about this before
deciding what to do. She was adamant tonight that she
was ready to make this decision.
Wisdom and vision for new soccer ministry (All Nations
Football Club) starting in 2012
- Karl met with Floyd McClung (the director of our organization)
today, and he is very excited about
moving forward with this new soccer ministry headed by
Karl (this will include monthly soccer festivals
for about 200 kids with Bible studies /also much needed
coaching certification for African men on-fire for the
Lord and passionate about kids and soccer).
Note: This is so exciting, as the community center
in Ocean View, although currently scheduled to be built
in 2012, is taking longer to be finalized than we hoped.
This new soccer ministry can be started without the
community center and can easily be moved to that facility
once the community center is ready.
Wisdom and vision for new businesses in 2012
- Many of you prayed for Julie about this last month.
Julie and Karl feel that with the new
baby coming in March, this is not the time for her to
be starting new businesses (although she will still be
involved with Baby Safe, Discovery Bible Studies, discipleship
and perhaps some less time-intensive job skills programs).