This is an excerpt from our September 2019 newsletter. To view the full letter and see photos, Click Here.
Can we just take a moment and think about the fact that we have a God to rely on during every season of our lives? It’s not up to us to be “good” enough. It’s not up to us to withstand trials on our own. It’s not up to us to save the world. We can lean on our Heavenly Father for love, power, grace, and strength for every circumstance. And He is a God who has power over death and everything else! This should encourage us today!This month we enjoyed watching how God moved through us and through others around us. For the first part of September, we had a team from Texas come and minister here. They did the first ever “Kids Camp In A Box” in Andakana. They have done this day camp in other countries and we were excited to see how it worked with the children from our Wellness Center. It was a blast! The girls enjoyed learning a worship dance and crafts while the boys had a soccer tournament and learned American Baseball! The best part for us was having our Living Word-Madagascar church members serving here as well. Our volunteers did an amazing job working with the American team and we were so proud of them! They helped coach, teach, and translate during the three day camp. We were happy pastors!
Kristen also began teaching at Madagascar Christian Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. She will continue to teach 10th and 11th grade Biblical Studies as well as leading the assembly times for the younger grades. She loves this school and the students. Be in prayer for all of the teachers and students as the school year continues!
At Living Word Church, we have a lot of young adults, which means a lot of marriages and babies! We received two wedding invitations on the same day and are expecting one or two more before the end of the year! We also have three baby dedications coming up in October. As we do pre-marriage counseling for these couples and as Reinier preaches the ceremonies, we are praying for these new families. We know that God wants to use their relationships for His glory. We are also praying for those who are new parents as they dedicate their children to the Lord.
As always, we appreciate your love and support! We are trusting that God does big things in your life as You continue to rely on Him!