Friday, August 26, 2011
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.
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Sunday, August 7, 2011
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
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