Well here we are at another new year. We want to take a moment and just reflect on God’s goodness here in the Antandroy and Antanosy regions over this past year. We have seen a lot of growth and development take place among our Malagasy Brothers and Sisters in Christ. God is doing great things. See below some numbers for all of you numbers people. (These numbers only reflect where the IMB missionary has directly been involved. Much more has been done by Malagasy leaders).
Gospel Witness: 1915
New Believers in Christ: 626
Baptized: 72 (Water is an issue)
Total in Weekly Bible Studies: 3000
Leaders Trained in Biblical Theology: 80
Churches or groups close to church meeting: 53
We just want to give God all the glory for all that He is doing! On top of that we have also provided seed for planting for over 4500 people, school supplies that impacted over 5000 people and done many other projects to help with food, rent, school fees, clothes and daily needs of people. The Lord continues to provide.
Honestly, this has been a hard year for us. We have dealt with some heavy things and it has worn us down. We really do ask of the Lord to make 2020 more fruitful in the ministry aspect than in dealing with other issues outside of direct ministry. In all we can say that God has been good. He is guiding, directing and helping us grow in Him.
So, as we enter 2020 please keep our family in your prayers. Pray specifically for things below:
Receiving new team members.
Important prayer retreat.
Also, it is a heavy month financially with school/university fees for all our kids. Pray for wisdom and faith that God will provide.
Pray for Suzie to have a blessed Birthday.
Pray for Baylee to continue to adjust well to school at RVA and that she will know how much we love her.
Pray for Adam to have a vehicle that works so that he can get to the bush and do his main job out there.
Pray for River to love new languages and have a deeper passion for learning them.
Pray for Phoebe to have a good birthday and that she will see God’s grace and learn to walk more closely with Him
Pray for us to love on family and share all that God is doing with them. Also, pray for them to see the “why” of our absence from the USA.
Pray for the Sports league in Fort Dauphin to truly impact the kids and families
Pray for us to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we do
Pray for Adam to have a good birthday.
Pray for Emma and her funding needs for a summer missions project
Pray for women to know how precious they are in Gods eyes. Pray for them to follow after Him whole heartedly
Pray for our family to remain united in Christ.
Pray for Emma and Phoebe to finish the semester well.
Pray for teams that will be coming to Madagascar.
Pray for endurance for us.
Pray for leaders in the IMB around the world.
Pray for Baylee to have a great Birthday & for her to see how she is growing in Him.
Pray for our marriage to remain strong and founded in Christ
Pray for Malagasy church conventions to be united under Christ.
Pray for Emma to have a good Birthday and that she will continue to depend on Him for all her needs.
Pray for the girls to have a good school year.
Pray for special projects that we will be seeking to write and finalize
Pray for unity in Madagascar
Pray for us to be thankful in all things
Pray for us to be satisfied in Christ
Pray for River to have a good Birthday
Pray for churches and believers to trust in Christ to provide for Christmas.
Finally, we are very thankful for you all and all that you do to intercede on our behalf. We are beyond grateful for how the Lord is using us all.
Church in the new building here in FD
River's Birthday Party
A little get away
Friends and Co-Laborers here in FD
Baylee back to school
Christmas shopping outing