Here's a quick update on our lives!
Tomorrow we have a skype call with Brad's home church, Community Baptist Church in Montoursville, PA. Brad will also be preaching via dvd! Exciting times! We were able to make/edit this dvd with our new Apple Mac Mini. Thank you to those of you that helped with this purchase. It will be a blessing to us and our ministry!
Tuesday we welcome our new teammates to the field! Mike & Fran VanBruggen will be joining us full time, and we are so excited to have more hands to do the work that God has placed before us!
On Wednesday Timea Hood will arrive short term to join our SMASH trip that starts on Friday.
Friday evening we head to a local church to meet up with our team for SMASH (Students Ministering And Serving Him). We will leave early Saturday morning to drive most of the way to Cape Town, stopping Saturday night and finishing the trip on Sunday.
Once we arrive, our team will split. Part of our group will be running a week of camp and the other part will be doing an HBC (Holiday Bible Club, a.k.a. VBS) and evangelistic outreach events. Among other responsibilities, Brad will be teaching Bible lessons to the children and organizing outreach events while Mary will be cooking meals for approximately 40 people.
We would appreciate your prayers through this time, for strength, for the children, for health and safety for all involved, for changed lives (both of our team and those we will be ministering to).... Thank you!!!
We arrive home the day before Easter, and will be celebrating our deliverance through Christ's death on the cross with our American Missionary "Family". We praise God for placing good friends in our lives!
Mary, for the fam
Brad, Mary, Brandon, Marissa & Mya