Thursday, December 11, 2014

Prayer Update

We've been kind of quiet since we arrived back in Africa. Moving into a new house keeps us busy! We've been enjoying catching up with churches and friends, and have enjoyed some end of year functions, as December is not just Christmas holidays here in South Africa, but also the end of the school year. We are busily wrapping up the last week of homeschool, with Brandon finishing Grade 10, Marissa, Grade 6 and Mya, Grade 1.

This afternoon we are hosting an evangelism class in our home for the young adults and youth from Ekukhanyeni Baptist Church with Pastor Henry & Janet Houk. We are looking forward to the opportunity to equip these youth that are excited about reaching their community for Christ!
On Saturday, Brad is speaking to the Senior Saints at Grace Baptist Church, Northdene. He is planning lots of fun games! Please keep him in your prayers.
Thank you for your faithful support and prayers! It's why we are able to do what we do in South Africa.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Had an AMAZING weekend with Tony & Gail Holloman and Liberty Baptist Church in Bear, Delaware! We made it back to Pennsylvania this afternoon, and are heading out for Michigan tomorrow morning. Please pray for us as we travel! Tomorrow's trip will be around 10 hours.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

One month from today we arrive back in South Africa! In the meantime...

On Saturday we travel to Delaware to share our ministry at Liberty Baptist Church. We'll come back to our home base in PA on Monday, Oct. 13, and leave on Tuesday, Oct. 14, to spend one last week with Mary's family in MI, and share our ministry at Journey Ministries. We'll return to Montoursville, PA on Oct. 21. Please pray for travel safety during these last road trips of our furlough!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thank you for your prayers as we traveled last weekend! We made it safely to Bangor, Maine and back. We really enjoyed our time with the many we had time to visit with!

Support Update:
Our support level remains at 84% this week. Please continue to pray that we are able to get connected with individuals and churches that would invest in our ministry. We are still lacking $1140 per month. If you would like to be a part of our support team, follow this link: There is no gift too small!

Project Update:
Please pray with us, also, as we seek to raise funds to purchase office equipment. Because of our move, we are needing to build up a new office of our own. We need about $2000 more to purchase what we need. If you would like to help purchase our office equipment, follow this link: and be sure to use the donor account number 06113C in the comments.

Friday, August 29, 2014

We purchased our return tickets to South Africa! We are scheduled to leave November 2.
We are excited to share with you that our support level is up to 84%! While this is a definite answer to prayer, we need to see a significant increase in our support level before we go. This leaves us with a need of $1140 per month. Please pray with us as we seek out churches and individuals to partner with us in our ministry!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Support Update:

We are excited to share with you that we have seen an increase in our monthly support! We are thrilled to have new members on our support team! We still need to raise $1239 per month. Do you realize that if everyone on our email list gave $4 a month, we would have more than our full support? Would you be willing to be part of our support team? Find out how to give by following this link.
If you know of a church or individual that you think might be interested in hearing more about our ministry, please let us know!

Special Project: 

Please pray with us as we are trying to raise $700 to buy an aluminum track for Micro F1. We have seen $305 come in for this project. We are almost half way there! This track is used as an evangelistic tool to minister to children. It is for racing Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. This would replace our wooden track that was built years ago and has begun to warp and wear as exposed to the humidity in Durban.
If you would like to give to this special project, you can follow this link, use the donor account number 06113C and indicate Micro F1 track in the comments.
Thank you!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Durban Bible College

This photo of the Durban Bible College teaching staff and their spouses was in our prayer letter. We are enjoying working alongside and getting to know these precious people! Looking forward to an outing with the staff and students on Monday.

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Friday, February 28, 2014


"Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth." John 17:17

Thank you so much for your prayers for the Bible Conference at Eastbury Baptist Church last weekend in Phoenix! We had an amazing time of fellowship with the believers there.

The theme of the conference was getting Back to the Bible. Here is one of the main passages that we focused on:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1-2
It is great to be reminded that, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" The challenge was to turn to the Word of God for guidance in every area of their lives!

We felt loved and a part of the family, and look forward to developing a relationship with those within the church and being a help to them in any possible way!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ministry Update

14 weeks until we head to the US on furlough. We are trying to fill our schedule in the States with opportunities to share about what God is doing through Word of Life in South Africa. Please consider whether this would be a possibility with your church.

Until we leave, ministry and home school will continue as normal. We will also pack up our whole house and put it into storage as we will be moving into a different house when we return to South Africa in October. Please pray for us as we strive to serve God faithfully and be good stewards of our time.

With January in South Africa comes the start of a new school year. We have been doing orientations for youth leaders, some old and some new! Next week starts the Young Adult Bible Study group at Bethany Baptist, and Brad will start a new term at Durban Bible College teaching Children's Ministry. Pray for many opportunities for ministry and discipleship!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ministry Update

Please pray for us this weekend as we have a very busy weekend of training! Saturday's orientation is for the leaders of a new Gopher Buddies group (Ages 4 - Grade 0 or kindergarten). Sunday we have a re-orientation for a teen group, and Monday we meet with a Christian School in Kokstad that is using Word of Life for the first time this year! Grace Baptist Church - Youth Ministries — in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal.