July Support Letter:
Thank you for your continued support. In this letter I will be talking about our deputation, and some news from Joyce’s Kids Ministries around the world. We have officially started our deputation. Mimi and I have sent out our first support packets, and are preparing to start calling pastors and mission committees in AL, GA, SC, NC, and TN.
I have a need to work until we reach the 50% mark, so I am trying to initially stay close to home with my travels. We are
currently at 20%, praise the Lord, and hopefully it will not be too long for us to reach the needed 50%
milestone we have set for ourselves. It is very important that we reach this quickly because the ministry of Joyce’s Kids has many needs, and in order to meet them I will need to place myself into a position where I can focus my full attention. Thank you so much for you continued prayer as we reach out to many new churches and introduce them to Joyce’s Kids!
I have spoken with many of the missionaries I will be having the privilege to be a servant to. I know many of you also support them as well, and there are many needs around the world with the schools and churches we represent. Two important needs we have currently are:
- A kitchen for the school in Zambia.
I spoke with Yohannes the other day and they have seriously outgrown the kitchen they were using and are now having to prepare the meals outside. This can be tricky with the flies and the weather in Zambia, and they truly do need this addition to the school.
- A Van for the School in Ethiopia.
Gomeju is in desperate need of a school van. For many of the kids this is the only way they can get back and forth to school, and the one they had has truly been overused for the ministry there. It is no longer able to handle the workload the school has. Without this van many children will have to be turned away because transportation is very expensive in Ethiopia.
If you would be interested in helping with either of these needs, please see our donate page.
I would ask you to remember Bizuayehu Assefa’s family in prayer. Bizuayehu, was a deaf pastor in Ethiopia and the president of VICKtory School for the Deaf’s board. He has passed away due to complications from a massive stroke. Please pray for his wife, Tsehai (so-high), and his three children: Lydia, Yeabsira, and Ebenezer. Pastor Bizuayehu had been with B.I.O. for over 25 years, pastored, and trained many deaf in Ethiopia and was a true hero of the faith. Thank you so much for your continued prayer and support. I challenge you to go to Joyce’s Kids and visit our webpage for more information on Joyce’s Kids.