Special Anniversary and Africa Edition
Happy Nicaversary to Us! And to YOU!
Many of you have encouraged and walked with us in prayer and generous financial support over these years. We are deeply indebted to you for your commitment to the ministry here.
Here are some highlights as we look back over 10 years of God's goodness and provision:
- In the last 10 years we have hosted over 45 teams and many individuals who have come alongside us in ministry.
- We have seen the ICP (Institute of Church Planters) grow from a handful of faithful men, to graduating the 5th class at the end of this year. In addition we are now offering continuing education credits to graduate pastors.
- We have seen the Ministry Center grow to be a beautiful campus that has gone from hosting 1,900 people in 2007 to 18,000 in 2016. (www.centroabem.org)
- Our children have grown from a 1st and 3rd grader to a Junior in high school and a college freshman. We are immensely grateful for all that they have experienced growing up on the mission field and for the unique opportunities that God provided for them.
- We have grown in our dependence and trust in God and in his plan and timing.
- We have grown more and more appreciative of those who have sacrificed to give so that we can remain here.
- We give all the Glory to God for what HE has done in these years!
Africa Update: by Emma Edgar
I wanted to take just a moment to give an update on the support that has come in so far for my mission trip this coming summer. I am very grateful to all who have supported me financially and in prayer so far.
We were able to purchase tickets for less than we were expecting, enabling the goal to be $900 less than originally perceived. So far I have been able to raise $1400 out of the new $3100 goal, but still have a ways to go.
Please pray that God would provide the funds, and if you would like to give, gifts can be made through PayPal to Emmalouwho20@gmail.com or may be sent to:
2220 Country Loop North
Lakeland, FL 33811
Thank you all for your support,