Looking Back and Pushing Forward

We continue to be amazed at how the Lord is moving in Madagascar and throughout Africa!  Here in the South of Madagascar we have been praising God for new converts following in obedience of baptism and seeking to learn more about the Bible and God.  They want to know what it looks like to be a disciple of Christ and how they can best serve him.  Their passion is encouraging and contagious.  As the work is reproducing more quickly then we can keep track we continue getting reports and bringing groups together for training and fellowship.  In doing so, we’re finding out more of how the work is progressing and what we can collectively and individually do to keep it going. 



While the Lord continues to move in the harvest he is also working in our family.  We are putting all our trust in Him as we transition Phoebe back to college.  She graduates from Rift Valley Academy on July 13th and will begin at Texas A&M University in College Station on August 28th.  The Lord has been so faithful!  Who knew 4 years ago we would be sending her off to boarding school.  We never imagined sending our children off, but it has been an answer to a prayer that we didn’t know to be praying! She has thrived academically, spiritually, physically, socially and learned a lot about her emotions and putting her trust in God during the hard times.  We are especially grateful to God and everyone who has had a part in getting our family back to the States to see her off.  Thank you for praying us through this season.



We will be having a Graduation Party to honor Phoebe on Sat., July 22 at Longbranch Community Baptist Church in Midlothian, Texas from 11am-2pm (come and go).



While we are in the States we will be visiting a few churches and sharing how the Lord is moving in Madagascar.  Come see us if you can!

Here’s a look at that schedule:

July 23, Sun.: Park Street Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas

July 26, Wed.: Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce, Texas

July 30, Sun.: First Baptist Church in Universal City, Texas

August 13, Sun.: First United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg, Texas

August 14, Mon.: Bullard Chapel Baptist Church in Tishomingo, Oklahoma



Praises:

*The gospel is spreading rapidly in the South

*Leaders continue growing and serving the Lord faithfully

*Phoebe has completed her high school career

*Emma is wrapping up her Junior year

*Baylee and River are enjoying “summer”



Prayer Requests:

*Our travels over the next 2 months

*Transition for Phoebe into Texas A&M University

*The rest of our family as we leave Phoebe in the States on Aug. 25th

*National leaders, our teammates and all of their families and they devote themselves to the Lord’s work


 Baylee getting her hair braided by our teammate's friend in Beroroha
 Church being built by believers in Ampotobato (near Tranoroa)
 Gifts from our friends in Tranoroa (and River's buddy)
 A few believers in Ampotobato
 River playing in Ampotobato
 River playing with a friend in Beroroha
Bible study in Tranoroa

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