Heard from Brian once he arrived in Swaziland and a lot of time has been spent visiting with chiefs of the area. In order to obtain land this is a neccesary part of the culture there. Some of the chiefs were wanting a school, a hospital, or some form of "help" in exchange for permitting a foreigner to move into their area and use their land. Finally one of the chiefs gave up a section of his area and it sounds like it's a little out of town and thick bush that will take time to clear. Brian is hoping to get a couple of Swazis to help him start clearing a road on to the property this week.
Brian also was able to get a pickup truck that will serve the needs of getting around and doing the manual labor that will need to be done for clearing and construction. When I spoke to him it had been several days since he bought it and getting all the paper work to get it on the road. Sounds like things move slow there!
Arrive safely. Check
Find a place to stay. Check
Obtain land. Check
Obtain a truck. Check
Thank you, Father!!!
Thank you for all your prayers. Please continue praying that God give all His people wisdom, strength, courage, and a heart for the lost.
Anyone that knows me knows my passion for Africa, especially those lost and now I give thanks to God that we will be returning to Swaziland to start a new Manna project. The main thrust of the work is to reach the lost, equip them so they can tell their neighbor and countrymen the Good News of salvation through the blood of our loving Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. To stay with them long enough to bring them to maturity without enabling them and then to go find new "men and women of peace" and start sowing seed all over again. The goal is to disciple people to GO and disciple people to Go and disciple people and so on. Churches planting churches, not limiting God by our lack of faith and limited vision but to dream "God Possible".
We go in to start the work September 13th, 2011. Please keep us in your prayers.
-Pray for "the men of peace" (Luke 10) that God is preparing before we even get there.
-Pray that we have courage no matter what the circumstances and that God give us wisdom and all we need to be faithful men and women in the harvest fields.
-Pray that we will not grow weary and that when our Lord returns He will be able to say "Well done, good and faithful servants".
-Pray for the people of Swaziland that many will come to be set free from sin.