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There are less than 3 months left in 2020. I’ve heard many say they can’t wait for 2020 to end; it’s been a hard year for many of us.  While it has been a long year, we can ask God to help us find the diamonds in the middle of the dirt. 


As we trust God for the best that is yet to come, it’s important to remember what John Wesley said “God does nothing, except in answer to prayer.” We have found this to be true. We invite you to labor with us in prayer and see what God will do! 


The cities of this world need us more than ever as answers to the pandemic don’t seem to be forthcoming. As we have started to see here in Bujumbura, the finest hour for the church worldwide could very well be now. 


Not everything feels good. Not everything looks good. But God works in everything, even the things that don’t feel or look good. He’s working in us, teaching us, guiding us and helping prepare us for days that lie ahead of us. 


The “what’s next” moments and their resolutions of yesterday are now becoming our points of reference as we witness these strange times unfold before us.


While we maneuver through the strange currents that life is throwing our way, like the fishermen of Lake Tanganyika, we must pay close attention to our “canoes” that carry us, our faith, and remain anchored so as not to drift into the unknown. Stay close, stay strong, our faith is sure and will keep us from the dangers of the drift. 


Heb. 2:1 “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.”

Another Long Flight

On February 12th we took off once again for the long journey to the USA. While our flights, besides a 24-hour delay and some turbulence, were uneventful, our quick trip Stateside for our son Stephen’s wedding was amazing. All three of our older children are now married to great God-fearing spouses; we are blessed and grateful! We returned home last Wednesday the 4th of March, feeling the familiar sting of leaving our families behind. 

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