Last summer when I renewed my passport, I did not yet know when-how-or what-God was going to do to get me back to Mwanza to work with Nyanza Baptist Church and the Orphans and Widows of Nyanza (OWN). But when you apply or renew your passport, you have to write a date in the box marked "when you will be travelling internationally." So, I picked the coolest upcoming date I could think of--12/12/12. I WANTED to go to Mwanza in December 2012, but I had no idea how I was going to get there--then when I realized I WAS GOING, I had a much different (and cheaper) date in mind. After three meetings with my boss, the only date that would work for my job was 12/12/12! I didn't know I would be going that date, but God did! Finally I am set to GO! back to Mwanza to stay! So, now I need a June date! 6/7/13---6+7=13--I like that one! Especially since the two Canadian couples who raise support for the orphans themselves will be in Mwanza on 6/14/13! I want to be there when they come to see the program in action since we will all be working together for our orphans and widows in Mwanza!
|Jan, Jeanne, Canadian sisters and me|
Since I returned from my vision trip in December, I have been working towards my goal to get back to Mwanza as soon as possible, but the devil IS in the details!!! Trying to make things complicated of course! I had to find out if I could be a part of another organization's work in the area, start my own non-profit organization here or there or if any of those things were even necessary. Turns out, they are not! It has taken 6 months to find all of that out, but God has His own timing and He finally showed me what He wants me to do! But before He got THAT all straightened out....
|Me, Steve, Janie, Michele at Oregon Coast|
|Roadside snow up to my waist in British Columbia, Canada|
And now back to 'what God wants me to do'...
It turns out, He did not want me to go with an organization or start my own non-profit organization here or in TZ. Instead, my awesome church, First Baptist Church of West Monroe, LA, is commissioning my ministry directly! That means that my supporters can send tax-free contributions directly to the church mission fund via "Transform Tanzania" for my ministry!
So, like I said, I am on GO! I have resigned from my job in order to give 100% to raising my support--do you want more information or to set up an appointment to meet? Please pray about partnering with me to make my ministry OUR ministry! If you believe that God is leading you to contribute in order to partner with me in my ministry, please let me know! Contact me on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org! So excited about how God will work all of this out for me to leave the US headed back to Mwanza on