Just prior to Drew, Tate, and Wesley's arrival there was some discussion between two chiefs about the property line. A meeting was held and the final say has been given over to the king of Swaziland, who is too tied up in current matters and won't be able to attend to the matter until January. So, Brian has come across a small 2 acre lot closer to town, already cleared, access to electricity, and water. Perfect for the living quarters and gathering place. The other property will be used for the agricultural projects and fish farming.
"Changes" can often throw a wrench in our plans, but God is aware and knows the bigger plan. We place our trust in Him and hope our words and actions show that faith.
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.