October 2018 Praise and Prayer

  • Praise for the positive report of how a simple Wi-Fi device we sent to Uganda is being used: One of those who got connected and used the device says ‘He has been looking for a video of Jesus in Acholi but had never got it.’ Thanks to the SonSet Solutions for considering this technology that is now able to get the gospel to people in all languages. Daniel downloaded the video and was able to share with those people who have been asking for the Jesus film in Acholi.
  • Praise for a successful trip that our son-in-law, Cody, and another SonSet Solutions engineer made to Kenya and Tanzania to install water monitors for partner ministries.
  • Praise and prayer for the safe arrival of our third grandchild expected by our son John and his wife Katie in December.

 

Communicating with a Wordless Book

How can a book with no words tell the greatest story ever? The Wordless Book does just that in after school Bible classes called “Happy Day Clubs.” Barb is part of an exciting ministry that teaches children in public schools how much God loves them.

The GOLD page represents Heaven, the wonderful place God has made for those who love him. The DARK page illustrates the problem of sin which separates us from God. The RED page reminds us of Jesus’ blood that was shed as he paid the penalty for our sin, and the WHITE page shows our hearts washed clean. The GREEN cover encourages us to grow in Christ by reading the Bible and praying everyday.

One of the schools where Barb helps has 44 children registered, the other has 38.  Please pray with us that these children will put their trust in Jesus and grow in the Lord each week.

 

We Made It to Mexico!

We praise that Lord that Dan and Oscar drove the 2000 miles from Elkhart in a van with trailer to Queretaro, Mexico with only a couple of problems. When they crossed the border, Dan and Oscar had unload about half of the trailer and pay more than expected to enter the country. Later on the trip they took a detour recommended by the GPS and toured some parts of Monterrey, Mexico, that they would have preferred to avoid. But in the end, they made safely to Queretaro on the evening of July 19th. Barb, Jenny, and our two grandsons flew down the next day later giving Dan and Oscar time to get their new house prepared.

You can read about Jenny and Oscar’s ministry at https://oscarjenny.com.

Young Hearts Turning to Jesus

“Teacher, Teacher, will there be time today to pray for forgiveness?” While my co-teacher was teaching the day’s memory verse at the front of the class, two third grade boys flagged me (Barb) down in the back of the room. They had been waiting all week to ask Jesus to forgive their sin and give them clean hearts! “We will certainly be sure to make time for that today,” I told the boys. What a joy to find such receptive hearts at our “Happy Day” bible clubs meeting after dismissal at the local elementary schools. That very day not just two, but three little boys gave their lives and hearts to Jesus. It is such a privilege to encourage and watch them grow in their spiritual lives.