Praise the Lord! Here we are at the beginning of a wonderful new year. God has been so good to all of us through out the last year. He watched over us and gave us another year of fruitful ministry. You are a part of all that was accomplished.
We are so grateful for you, our partners. Thank you so much for your prayers and giving! We have needed and used every prayer and dollar. Thank you, thank you, thank you! May God bless you abundantly throughout this new year of 2012.
We are writing this newsletter to give you a report of our ministry and to ask for your help. We need your prayers and financial support like we have never needed them before. Please pray for us. Thank you for sending your financial support during these difficult economic times. We are praying that God will bless you abundantly in return!
This will be our 15th year in Africa. We have trained workers who are now training workers. Even when we are not in Africa, the work goes on. We receive so many great reports from the workers and Video Bible Schools. They send their thanks to you.
When we are in Benin, we visit Exodus House orphanage, to see how they are doing. They rent 2 houses that are back to back in the town of Pahu, just outside the city of Cotonou. They feed and care for around 100 every day. They have small children all the way up to young women who have been rescued from the streets. Sometimes there is only one meal a day for them. It has always been a struggle every month to buy food and pay all the bills. They live from miracle to miracle. Somehow, by the grace of God, they get through.
Recently Pulcherie was offered some land for the orphanage to build a home of their own. They need the money to buy the land now. Then they will need the second miracle of money to build the buildings.
Please pray and ask our Heavenly Father to provide for Pulcherie and the children at Exodus House.
Pastor Antoine was one of our first friends when we moved to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, back in 1998. Two years ago, coming back on a bus from a Leader’s Conference, he was seriously injured and nearly died. Eventually they fixed both of his broken legs. Then he had to have a second surgery on his right leg. He has just had the third surgery on it. We get so many requests for aid, but this time we had to help. We have sent thousands of dollars to help with the surgeries. Please pray that his leg will heal and he will be able to walk normally again. If you would like to help us with the costs – please feel free.
Video Bible Schools
We have placed more than 50 Video Bible Schools in the French speaking countries in West and Central Africa. We have a handful in Western Europe and now we have our first Video School in Quebec, Canada. With the class we have made of the book of Acts, we are now adding languages to the English and French. We now have the first African language – Ewe. It is the principal language of Southern Togo and a little into Ghana and Benin. To record a new language for the Acts video class costs only about $250. We have other classes in production too. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!
- Pray for Finances to pay off past ministry debt.
- Pray for the needed monthly income for 2012.
- Pray for the Bible Schools that are training the workers.
- Pray for Health and Strength for all of us.
- Pray for Protection from all attacks of the enemy.
- Pray for Safe Travel for us – Planes, Cars & Busses.