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.
"The trip was awesome! Loved every minute of it. The work was hard, the company was great, and I truly believe that Brian is going to do a great ministry. Africa is an interesting place; I had never been to the continent and it was awesome to be able to experience it with people that are familiar with the environment. I look forward to going again!" ~Drew Cleveland~
Praying that you all had a wonderful celebration at Christmas and, as we begin a New Year, that Christ be our focus for all we do and say.
The year ended in Swaziland with work on the house getting up 9 rows of block high.
A connection has been made with workers, neighbors, kids passing the property on their way to school, and fellow believers; and friendships are being formed. We thank God for the opportunities placed before us and that we are being welcomed by the neighborhood.
Brian was back in the USA for all the family gatherings over the holidays and is now gearing up to head back into Swaziland for the long haul. Tammie will be joining him there for a season after her trip to Gautemala to accompany Keely Williams, a new team member for the MannaDR work, at language school.
Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for this new work as we are aware that Satan is always roaming, looking to destroy.