December / 2016
We hope your Holliday season is going well. As we approach Christmas, I always think about souls to be saved, as that is the greatest gift we can give our Lord on His celebrated birthday.
We are so thankful for all the support we have received for our very soon upcoming trip to Ethiopia and Botswana. There is much work to be completed, and we will have a very short time to do this in. We are very excited to jump right in with Joyce’s Kids and our calling to be the American missionary for the deaf works in both these countries.
While in Ethiopia, we are looking forward to getting to know the ministry at VICKtory School for the Deaf, and meeting with the teachers as well as local pastors and missionaries. It is my desire to see many souls saved while performing the business of the work there and also to minister in whatever opportunity God opens for us.
When I get to Botswana, I will be moving very fast to get the instructor set up for the J.O.Y. Bible Institute online program. Botswana will be a testing zone for our plans with this. It is our hope to test many things out and see how they work. I have set everything up on this side and am looking forward to God moving in a mighty way with the pastor training program. I will also be ministering to the pastors and their families while there and encouraging them to a momentum driven ministry and raising the next generation to serve Christ. It is also my plan to return to Botswana this summer for an extended trip if God allows, and this stopover will help me assess the needs they will have and plan accordingly.
We are praying that on this trip we will see at least 25 souls saved. Please pray with us that this request is fulfilled, as this is the primary reason for missions.
I look forward to updating you all in my next letter for the great and wonderful things the Lord did through this trip. Please be in prayer for our deputation that we will be able to raise our support quickly because we are anxious to get to work and fulfill our duty for the Lord.
Travis, Mimi, Nikki, and Logan Dykes