We are attending the 75th Michigan District Council this week. This district has sent out 183 missionaries in the past 75 years. They sent us out over 20 years ago along with four other families. They were 11th in the nation in World Missions giving this year. We belong to two great districts, Michigan and Southern Missouri.
Tim and I are currently on our itineration cycle; we have concentrated our travels in the Southern Missouri District. However, our main sending District is Michigan and it’s been awhile since we have visited for an extended time in Michigan.
Michigan District has been very good to us; almost all of our ministry partners that have been with us over 20 years are Michigan churches. We left Missouri on April 26 and will be here in MI until May 13 for this first visit to Michigan.
During this time we will be visiting churches in Mt. Morris, Port Huron, Flint, Clio, Owosso and Lansing. We also have some meetings scheduled in Burton and will attend MI District council for 3 days next week in Grand Rapids.
It has been wonderful touching base with faithful ministry partners who believed in us and our call to Africa before we ever left for the field in 1997. We appreciate the faithful partners that God has sent to us, whether its been for over 20 years or new partners that have joined us this year. Thanks to all of you!
Together we will strive towards the goal of seeing a strong vibrant church planted within walking distance of every African.
In March, we attended the Africa House Conference. This conference was for missionaries who are currently assigned to stateside ministry or in the states doing itineration.
We had over 100 participants who came together for this special time of spiritual renewal, fellowship and training.
It was an awesome time with both spiritual refreshing and very practical training in “moving forward” into what the Lord has in our future as the missionary body working towards an increasingly redeemed and transformed Africa.