1 Corinthians 16:13-14 "Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Scott's to everyone who is praying for us and supporting us in so many different ways. What a blessing it has been to be home and be treated like family where ever we have traveled. We pray that each and every one of you will be blessed this Christmas season.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Home Safe and Sound

So, from the Scott group...Thanks. For all of your prayers and support as we traveled over 7300 miles in 39 days!! The rental car company had to put in some "adjusted" numbers as their computer system would not take the real numbers.

We had  a lot of "firsts" on our trip, but this was one of the priceless ones. Bobby's first taste of snow. At almost 9 months, in Wyoming at Devil's Tower National Park he ate some fresh snow. He liked it, but not at first. It took him a few minutes to put it into his mouth, but once tasted he was hooked!

We have been home for a few days and relaxing with friends and family. We had a great Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing all of our friends and family here in Michigan. We are so thankful for all the new friends that we made along our journey.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

From Hot to Cold in just a few hours

The Scott Group atop the Seattle Space Needle. 

We have been traveling so far that we get to see various climates...sometimes in the same day!!

On Wednesday November 2nd we stared the day off in San Diego by the airport. By that afternoon we were about 3 hours North of there in Oxnard and then we spent the night (in some city) where it was getting ready to snow. Then, on Thursday night, we were in Southern Oregon....where there was snow on the ground!! What a difference a few hours make!!

We are currently in Washington and really, really loving it here. We are blessed to meet so many great and wonderful believers. The church here has been nothing but hospitable towards us. We are blessed.

Things are going really well for us on the trip. Our little son, Bobby, has had the great opportunity to meet so many new people and play with a lot of great kids. We are so thankful for his calm demeanor when we are not around and his willingness to all others to watch him. He truly is a flexible missionary kid!!

We are so very thankful for all of your prayers and support while we are on this trip. We will be getting back to Michigan in time for Thanksgiving (and the Detroit Lions!!). We look forward to spending some time with our friends and family back home.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 11....

Things are going great!!

We have had such a wonderful trip so far. We want to thank all the people who have "put up" with us on our journey and all the churches for allowing us to share the vision that God has given us. We look forward to the friends and family that we are coming to see in the near future.

As I am writing this we are in Phoenix, AZ staying with some old dear friends. We have covered over 2000 miles and been through 9 states on this great journey. Thanks for all who have made this possible.

Please continue to pray for Bobby. He is doing wonderful spending up to 8 hours a day in a car. I think sometimes we are more tired of being in the car than he is. Also, please continue to pray for our safety as we are driving and that the Word of the Lord would go out in a powerful way.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 1...39 to go!!

So today is the day, the beginning of our much anticipated 4000 + mile trip. We are heading to Arkansas to visit Calvary Chapel Jonesboro and the family of believers there. We are very excited to get the ball rolling, so to speak. We are traveling speaking at churches letting people know about the church planting we are going to do in January in South Africa. There is something special going on in Cape Town and we pray that the Lord would use us in a mighty way to help further His Kingdom.

We ask that you would pray for our safety and that our son would be blessed by the whole experience. We also would like to ask for prayer for our family as a whole. That we would grow closer to each other and in our relationship with the Lord.

We would also like to say thanks to all the people who have hosted us in Michigan and taken such good care of us. We know that you took time out of your life just to tend to us. Many thanks.

I will keep you updated on our experience as we are traveling. Until then...

Grace and Peace,


Friday, September 16, 2011

WHOA!!! Our U.S. Speaking/Traveling Schedule

Going down Government Ave. in Cape Town. One of their beautiful parks. 

While we are in the states, we will be traveling all over the country from September 25 - December 18.  We have been graciously invited to speak at several churches and share with them the needs in South Africa and the vision God has given us. We are excited to meet many new people and visit many of the pastors we hosted here at the guest house.  Our schedule is below, so if you’re going to be in the area on any of those dates, please email us.  We would love to see you and invite you to hear us speak at the church.

Sept 25 - Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 2 - Lowell, MI
Oct 9 - North Chicago, IL
Oct 16 - Jonesboro, AR
Oct 23 - Norman, OK
Oct 30 - Borrego Springs, CA
Nov 2 - Oxnard, CA
Nov 6 - North Bend, WA
Nov 13 - Centralia, WA
Nov 20-  Sundance, WY
Nov 27 - Off (Attending Calvary Chapel Ann Arbor)
Dec 4 - Kalamazoo, MI
Dec 11 - Whitehall, MI
Dec 18 - Battle Creek, MI
Dec 25 - Off (Attending Calvary Chapel Ann Arbor)
Jan 1 - Off
Jan 8 - Off (Attending Calvary Chapel Ann Arbor)

Please pray for us as we are traveling with our son. Please pray for safety on the roads and that it would be a blessed time for the whole family.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Sweet Farewell

For Suzanne and I, this was our final team for our two year commitment at the Far Reaching Ministries guest house ministry. These men were from California, Oregon, Michigan and Washington but all came together for the work of the ministry.

Some were here to teach the Bible to our 8th graduating Chaplain class; others came to make improvements on our decade old compound. We praise the Lord for the work that they did and pray that their labor would continue to bear much fruit in the future.

For us, three of these men had been our first mission's team when we arrived in 2010. It was wonderful to see and hear all that the Lord had done in the past 21 months we had been apart.

We look forward to seeing some of these men while we are back on furlough in the States.

We thank you for your labor of love.

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby Scott

Friday, August 26, 2011

Change is Inevitable - Our New Season In Life...Church Planting

As we have seen with our first child, nothing stays the same for very long. If there is one thing that we are guaranteed in this life it is change. With that being said, we are on the precipice of our biggest change in the last several years.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:6-9 "I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building." God has given man the unique opportunity to be co-laborers with Him. Our job is simple, we are to plant the word of God in the hearts of people and continue with discipleship (watering) so then God can give the increase.

One of the commands that Jesus gives is to go into the world and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8) After taking a trip to Cape Town, South Africa, we have felt the call to return and plant a church in the area. We would be working first with Calvary Chapel Cape Town which was established there about 12 years ago. After getting to know the place better we would branch out and start our own church. Please pray for us as we are at the beginning stages of this en-devour.

Please click on the link for our latest newsletter about what is going on with us and our heart for Cape Town, South Africa.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's Furlough Time!!


Suzanne and I wanted to ask for your prayers as we are going to be taking our furlough to the United States from Uganda. We are coming home Sept. 18th to see our friends and family. Most of which we have not seen in about two years...some even longer. We are excited to see our church family and all the new faces!

Please pray that our travel time would be uneventful. Bobby will be about 6 1/2 months old and we will be traveling for about 20 hours. Pray that the Lord would give him rest (and us) as we are traveling.

When we get home, we have several speaking engagements that are already booked but we still have a couple of available weekends. If you have a desire to know what is happening in Africa, please let us know as we would be happy to come and share at your church or home group. Our goal is to get the word out about the amazing things God is doing in Africa to strengthen our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. We will be giving more details about our move to South Africa to plant a church in the weeks to come. As Jesus said in Matthew 9:37-38 "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

Grace and Peace,

Bob, Suzanne and Bobby

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cape Point, South Africa

This is the farthest South and West you can go in Africa. 
We are on the Cape of Good Hope. It was a balmy 50 
degrees F (15 C) and over cast with wind around 10 mph. 
Great view of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Much Needed Reminder

I just read this weekly devotional from the pastor of Calvary Chapel Cape Town in South Africa. It really hit home with me and I just wanted to share the blessing.

Trials and Triumphs
July 7th, 2011

"He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze" (Psalm 18:34).

The great military commander of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, once said: "To have good soldiers, a nation must always be at war." Prolonged periods of ease and inactivity do not produce strong armies. In our Christian lives the same is true. We need to be actively "fighting the good fight of the faith" in order to grow and become spiritually mature (1 Tim. 6:12).

This is the reason that God permits trials and tribulations. Growth happens in adversity. Tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance produces Christian character (Rom. 5:3-4). Never seek to avoid the battlefields of life. They are essential for the strengthening of your faith. It is there that Christ trains your hands to make war. As the Captain of your salvation (Heb. 2:10) and the Commander of the army of the Lord (Josh. 5:14), He stands with you and strengthens you in the battle.

Look at Simon Peter. When Satan wanted to sift Peter as wheat, Christ stood with him. He prayed for Peter. "And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.'" (Luke 22:31-32). Why did Christ allow this severe sifting? Read the verse again. It was essential for the strengthening of his faith. Through his sifting, Peter would learn to depend less on himself and more upon Christ. He would learn to rest in the unfailing grace of God. Furthermore, his battle training would equip him to effectively minister to the other disciples. In this sense, Peter's great trial ultimately became his triumph!

I hope that these scriptures will help you to understand why you and I encounter many trials and challenges in our lives. Trials lead to triumphs! James tells us that hardships, more than anything, produce perseverance in us, and make us "perfect and complete" in Christ (James 1:4).

In His strong love,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our New Son!!

As many of you already know, on 03 March 2011 we had our first child, Robert Scott IV.

Bobby happy in his Michigan State Spartans outfit!!

We are very thankful for all of your prayers and support over the past several months. He is such a joy from the Lord and we are very, very blessed to have him as our son. Suzanne will give more details on the story of his birth very soon.

Grace and Peace,

The Scott Family

Friday, January 7, 2011

Some Great News

We just wanted to share with you all that our unborn son is doing great! We had a 3D ultrasound and everything looks normal. We are still scheduled for a March 3rd delivery date and really couldn't be more excited. We praise God for this tremendous opportunity to raise this child in His name.

We thank you for your prayers and covet them even more.

Grace and Peace,

Bob and Suzanne