Monday, November 10, 2008

"be a mighty downpour"

"God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' "

Job 37:5-6

Dear Friends and Family,

I am writing this day with so much joy and hope in my heart. November 6 finally arrived and after much packing and preparation and prayers, Gregg and Dan departed for Swaziland. Though it was disheartening that Phil was not going to make this trip, they left with open-hearts and open-minds; looking forward to what God would reveal and how we can work along side the beautiful people of Swaziland, Africa. Swaziland, a forgotten nation, is the home to 1.1 million people where AIDS has the distinction of claiming 39% of the population. Because of this there are currently 70,000 orphans; a figure that is expected to rise to 120,000 by 2010 (UNAIDS) in other words, 15,000 households now claim children 10 years old and younger as head of the household. I am pretty sure not doing anything is NOT an option. So how can you help? prayers, find out more, continue to come back and read about our journey. Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

Peace and blessings,


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