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JUNE UPDATE

June 15th, 2011 No comments

Greetings From Gaborone,

We are enjoying an unusually cold winter in Gaborone. The University Of Botswana Students are now on vacation till the first week of August.

Our plan is to use the time to continue to get to know the culture, make new friends and connecting with other ministries in Botswana.

For three weeks in May I (Taffy) had a great opportunity to attend a meeting hosted by Face The Nation, an HIV and AIDS intervention program of Open Baptist Church. The first week we had training facilitated by Student Leadership University. My major take home from their training was: Leadership starts at the feet of Jesus. I was challenged to saw above mediocrity. The second week of that training: The rally cry was “You are love!” We did a counseling course facilitated by Fresh Start. I got some helpful tools to help coach student on the College Campus. I also enjoyed being helped deal with some of my hang ups and challenges holding back from developing as a young leader. During the last week I enjoyed getting to know some University of Botswana lectures and some ministries on Campus. This time has been a time learning and connecting with those that the Lord is using to transform the nation of Botswana.

On the Home Front: We are so thankful to the Lord for his continued provision, protection and great health. Our Kids are such a delight. Zayne (our youngest) has an internal clock that’s tuned to 6:30 a.m. (Which is a great improvement from his 5:30 a.m. work up time) He is up at this time each day no matter what time he goes to bed. Heidi keeps us laughing everyday. She enjoys music, when she starts to listen to her music, its like a broken record she repeats it over and over again and dances her self happy. We are trusting God to move closer to the office and the University of Botswana some time soon.

PRAISE:

  • Good health—since we came here we have been enjoying good health.
  • New prayer and financial partners who have joined our ministry team.
  • God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.

PRAY FOR:

  • Our work and residence permits that they would be granted soon.
  • Wisdom and discernment as we continue to look for some people of peace at the University of Botswana in the coming academic year.
  • Open doors of ministry within the church and the community.
  • An Upcoming summer project, July-August. Pray for US for safe travels and lasting fruitfulness
  • Thank you so much supporting us through your prayers and financial partnership.

In His Service,

Taffy