Limbo. Sometimes that's how it feels. Suppose that's better than falling back.
Brian and Maria went and met with the advisor of education to see what would be needed in order to even go amongst the children in the community to do some playtime, preschool activities. Apparently the country has been "burned" by people coming in and the country wants to protect their children. Totally understandable. We just want to be LIGHT and we can do that as we go through the process of "the laws of the land".
Continue to pray for God's timing in all our pursuits. Keep Arlyn in your prayers as he is several days into aches, fevers and chills. Antibiotics to help with possible tickbite fever aren't having affect, so Brian is taking him to be tested for malaria.
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.