July, 2017 Update from the Washer Family

Dear Pastor Campbell and Church Family,

In this past month, Mom Washer celebrated her 91st. birthday. We went and ate with her that day. She was doing ok when we were there yesterday, though she misses Dad and sometimes can’t figure out why he doesn’t come to see her. (He has been with the Lord 28 years) She always knows Terry and calls him, “Her baby boy!” That status doesn’t change, no matter one’s age, right?

 

Our church just had Vacation Bible School. The first day there were more kids than they were anticipating for the  whole week! A wonderful problem wouldn’t you say? I helped in the third grade group, so that I could learn how things are done here in this country! Having the kids divided up was different than having 125 all together! The week went well. We will help with follow up with kids who were new, Lord willing.

 

August is considered the end of our furlough and we anticipate continuing to serve the Lord here. A friend and I have been visiting ladies from Togo. Today I met a couple from Senegal who live near us.

 

Thank-you for praying for David. He has been back in therapy for a few weeks and has made some progress.

A couple has invited us to stay at their timeshare place with David and Temmy for a few days at the end of this month. We look forward to this special treat.

 

Thank-you for investing in the Lord’s ministries in which we have been,  and continue to be involved.

 

SO thankful for Emmanuel,

Sandy for us both

August, 2017 Update from the Prettyman Family

God is Working!

We are so blessed to sense the power of your prayer support!  It is so evident in the things that are happening.  One of our watchmen, Kennedy, invited us to visit him and his wife to celebrate over their new baby.  He gathered many from his clan to hear as we sang a song and preached the Gospel.  Kennedy was especially burdened for his wife.  After a message on the new birth, Kennedy’s wife asked him, “I want to be saved today; can these men help me?”  Two of our workers, Dickson and Patrick, led her to Christ!  Kennedy was beaming!!!  Keep praying for Patrick’s wife to be saved.  I know it gave him hope to see this wife come to salvation.  There were many others who were under deep conviction.

Pastor Ben had the opportunity to visit another wife, Lois, who is married to one of our faithful Christians, Thomas.  God moved in a very special way, and she was saved along with a man named Dennis.  You can see Thomas and his wife below on the left.  On the right, there is a picture of Paska (standing) with her sister Rose who just accepted Christ.  Thought you might like to see it!

Will you pray for a very dear man, Albert, who is crippled but always beams with the Sonshine of heaven?  Though he cannot walk, one of our workers picks him up on a motorcycle each week so he can attend church and soul-winning training.  He faithfully sits in his village and passes out tracks that we supply him with.  Please pray for God to give him wisdom to reach those he loves, and pray for us to have God’s wisdom in equipping him to be effective.
In the early days of our ministry here, we feel God has burdened us to invest our time in molding men and helping them in the ministries that God has already given them.  Here are a few that we need prayer for.  Some of them have been going for awhile, others are just at the beginning stages.

Tuesday — Noah is burdened for his mother who is has just been diagnosed with a very serious disease that is incurable.  She has a works-salvation background.  He is also burdened for his village.  We will begin going to reach them with the Gospel.

Wednesday — Andrew and I will be traveling by motorcycle to Kennedy’s home to help disciple him and his wife.  We will also look for opportunities to continue preaching the Gospel to those open.  We long to reach the village!

Thursday — Thursday is my day to go with Patrick to share the Gospel with his wife Fosca.  Please, please pray for this dear woman.  Satan seems to have her in the grips of religious darkness.

Friday — Henry, Fred, Herbert and my son Isaiah are conducting services in Omoo on this day.  We had so many last Friday that some were sitting outside and listening.  We had mostly children (30), 5 adults, and 5 teens.  We’re praying about changing the service time to 9am Sunday.  We can then use Friday as an opportunity to visit.

Saturday — We are enjoying a tremendous prayer meeting each Saturday.  God is moving during these times.  Please pray for this to continue.  Saturdayafternoon is outreach where we are just going out as a team to share the Gospel.

Sunday — One last thing that you can pray for us is the opportunity to help a few of the Ugandan pastors who have planted churches.  Dickson and I will be traveling out to help teach the believers how to share the Gospel with those in their village.  We need much wisdom.

Grateful for You,

Prettymans

Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Beginning of Bible College
  • Omoo Church
  • Patrick’s wife
  • Prayer meetings
  • Fred and Herbert
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