Trip to the UK!
Suzy, Hannah, Jed and I got to visit the UK for a short trip. Unfortunately Agum was not able to join us as she did not get her visa but she had a fantastic time staying with our friends in Kenya. It was wonderful to visit family, friends and two supporting churches that have prayed over us and walked with us for several years. We had the opportunity to visit both churches and share with the saints what the Lord has accomplished through In Deed and Truth Ministries in the past 6 years. As we shared all that has happened in that time it was a great reminder of the many blessings the Lord has bestowed on us and to give thanks for His faithfulness throughout. The medical clinic is now in its sixth year and our first class of pastors are getting ready to graduate next year after 3 years of training. It is wonderful to see how the Lord is working in the UK, an area of prayer for Suzy and I for years. When we first married and would visit over 10 years ago we had to drive 2 hours to London to visit a Calvary Chapel church and now there are over 40 in the UK! Mildenhall Baptist church became our church family while we were pregnant with Hannah and they have continued to love and support us since, it was wonderful to see them again and share the blessings and struggles of our work in Sudan. At the 2006 Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa mission conference we met Pastor John Brown, an American missionary to the UK who has planted a church in an area close to where Suzy went to school. After the conference we traveled back through the UK and visited Pastor John in Norwich. It was a real joy to be able to visit Servants Church (pictured praying for us) a second time and pass on a challenge the Lord has pressed on our lives: that we are all missionaries because being a Christian is a call from Christ to come to Him, die to self and live for eternity. Pray for the church in the UK, it has a very cynical audience that needs love and the grace of Jesus Christ. Suzy and I stayed with Suzy’s sister and did some fun tourist sites with the kids before Suzy returned to Kenya, collected Agum and went back to Sudan and I went on to the USA for this year’s fundraiser prayer walk. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and rest, thanks for all your prayers.
Sabet in the USA!
I have arrived in America ready to share the wonderful vision and direction the Lord is taking In Deed and Truth Ministries in the coming 12 months. It is always exciting to hear from God and walk in His ways without fear. I am excited to meet many of you at this year’s prayer walk so we can fellowship and cover this new venture together in prayer. It’s called CHE (pronounced CHAY) and stands for Community Health Evangelism. We have found as we share the gospel with our patients that as many as 500 are asking Jesus to be their personal Savior every month but are then returning to remote villages illiterate with no pastor or church to plug into. In addition many of the diseases and sicknesses we treat could be prevented with some understanding of what the true cause is, poor nutrition and water, no mosquito nets and lack of hygiene. We realized we are going in circles and there has to be a more effective way to combat the spiritual needs and continue to benefit the physical needs. As we prayed for a solution the Lord faithfully gave us one through this CHE training. It is an investment in a mission to proclaim Christ in deed and truth, trusting Him to transform beliefs and behaviors so the values of His kingdom are reflected in every area of life and His name is exalted. Two of our pastors and one medical staff have already participated in CHE training in Uganda and we are excited to see their passion to implement this new concept.
“For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.”
– Psalm 48:14
Praise and Prayer!
- Praise the Lord for healing Suzy quickly from malaria and giving us a fantastic trip to England for rest and fellowship.
- Pray for the church in England to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, bold and effective in reaching the lost.
- Pray for the prayer walk to raise awareness and support for our continued work in Sudan.
- Pray for the launching of CHE into the community for acceptance and transformation to take place.
- Pray for me as I impart this vision during my time in the USA, pray for open doors to share and for new connections.