Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maradi Bound

After much prayer and deliberation we will be heading to Maradi, Niger for our next term.  Maradi is 4 hours east of our previous location in Galmi.

God had made it clear that in order to minister effectively we need to live within the community we are going to serve and not in a missionary compound, and this is possible in Maradi.  We wish to work more directly with the local people though a number of ministry opportunities from sewing with woman, micro-financing, children’s club and ESL.  But first we will spend some meaningful time learning the language as well as learn the customs and traditions in the community we will live in.  We will work in cooperation with the local church, and develop the above ministries gradually and as language is learned this will allow us to communicate more effectively.  We are excited and give God the praise for this opportunity and answer to prayer.
Our target departure is October 15.  Please pray with us that God will provide for our full support.  For our first term we received many generous one time gifts, however those reserves are now gone and we need either more one time gifts or individuals to commit to regular giving.