A WEEK TO STOP
We have been blessed to have this time to be at the cottage as we returned back from Kyrgyzstan - and to then move on to the memorial service in Arizona of our dear niece - to celebrate her life - the life that stayed positive to the end - as cancer took her away from her family and friends. We will miss her talent and desire to help others know they too could beat the entanglement of alcohol. We said good-bye to Heidi this past Saturday.
Now, we must say hello and yes to what is next in our own journey. God has shown us his plan to keep us sharing, teaching, and training others - equipping and encouraging those in ministry, service of helping families and vulnerable children or just plain life to keep going - focus on what you CAN do not on what you CANNOT do.
Our calling is to follow the call of Ephesians 4:12...."to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up...." We are an equipping, training, teaching ministry!
So, we are ready to move forward and are making our plans - knowing He will direct our steps.
Ruby leaves on Thursday for South Africa to join up with leaders from Christian Alliance for Orphans and World Without Orphans - as all will be presenting at the leadership forum and conference for South Africa. Encouraging and challenging leaders from across Africa to step into the current that is flowing hard and strong - for a WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS. We are excited to partner with these leaders to plan strategic activities, capacity building and next steps for developing a global orphan movement.
One CHILD - one FAMILY - one CHURCH - one COUNTRY at a time.
Yes, we can - you can - make a difference - how about jumping into the stream with us! Pray, support, join us in travels or just give us a call and encourage us!
TEAM SCHEDULED VENUES COMING UP:
David and Jayne Schooler heading to Romania, Armenia, Haiti, and Ukraine
Pastor Glen Pitts and Jenna Dollin heading to Nicaragua
Johanna Buchman heading to Mexico
Lynn and Ruby Johnston heading to South Africa, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine
CHILDREN ARE WAITING