How could I forget to tell you that Meghan and I finished 3rd grade!!!
We are free from school for 6 weeks! Thanks for all your prayers on our behalf.
100° F today! No rain since 3 weeks ago! Grass is beginning to wilt. There were NO clouds yesterday and day before BUT today lots of clouds! PRAY for rain! AND PRAY for us to not be anxious!!
There were 72 people at Imbondwe today – PRAISE God that there many new people. PRAY for desire to know GOD!
The professors from ISTEL (the Evangelical Seminary of Lubango) came this weekend to Tchincombe for a work retreat. Seems like a contradiction in terms BUT here at least they were away from cell phones and people knocking at the door! PRAY for the staff of ISTEL as they seek to train leaders.
Tomorrow we head out to Namibia to pick up Jeffrey. We hope to be back at Tchincombe by next Sunday – i.e. it will be a whirlwind trip! As always we’ll be doing shopping for the farm and for ourselves!
PRAY for Firmino, Tutyiale and Paulo as they direct the work of the farm and the community here!
THANKS so much for standing with us in prayer!
Donna for all of us!
PRAISE - We did FINALLY have more than an inch of rain!! On Sunday, 9 days ago, 30mm of rain fell and quenched the earth’s thirst! It was wonderful! We have had sprinkles now and then. More rain is always welcome and needed.
Each year we watch the sky with anxiety. Will there be enough rain? Will it come at the right time? What if it doesn’t? What will we do? We ask you to pray for rain. We really should ask you to pray for us not to be anxious! To pray that we would remember that the people, land, cattle and we ourselves belong to God! Whatever falls or doesn’t fall from the sky - God will sustain us! To pray for wisdom to make good decisions!
PRAISE – We have received the money from cattle sales and then transferred enough money to buy 30 km of fencing (includes poles, gates, wire, droppers) – ½ of what we need to fence the entire perimeter of Tchincombe and 5 km o f water piping! God’s timing is really perfect as the exchange rate in Namibia is 10 to 1 – hasn’t been that good since we started thinking about fencing!
PRAY for Jeffrey. He’s two weeks into his 4 week work experience. We talked with him on Sunday. He’s happy, enjoying himself, working hard and a little tired. We leave 1 Dec to pick him up. PRAY
for him that he’ll learn to rely on the Lord. Give thanks for the farm family where he’s living – for their generosity in having him. We’ll then go to Windhoek for a day or two to do some Christmas shopping and to arrange for the transport of the fencing.
PRAY for us to understand how great a salvation we have been given. And what it means that Jesus is our High Priest. (Can you tell we’re reading in Hebrews!)
PRAY for meetings at Imbondwe on 29/30 November – openness to God’s Word.
The granting of visas for missionaries continues to be an issue – please PRAY the two couples in Portugal who will be needing visas.
Don’t forget to lift up the Fox family daily! They have all their outgoing expenses – are in need of monthly support so they can join us here at Tchincombe!
ONE LAST THOUGHT: Are you looking for year-end tax deductible giving options? Consider the work here at Tchincombe J ! All gifts to our ministry account would be appreciated greatly!
Our vision is to use Tchincombe Ranch as a commercial production unit serving a two-fold purpose:
·To provide training for young people so that they will be productive members of society and their local church
·To reach the Mungambwe, an unreached people group, for Christ and establish a growing maturing, church among them.Our goal is to have Tchincombe Ranch be a self-sustaining commercial unit in order to offer apprenticeships in four areas: animal husbandry, field agriculture, machine maintenance, carpentry/construction/agro-forestry. Young people from all over Angola will be able to take these apprenticeships (i.e. not just a ministry to the Ovangambwe but a broader ministry to help Angola as it rebuilds after the civil war).