Monday, July 7, 2014

House Fire 2

If you are interested in more pictures of the fire damage at our house, Hope International Missions posted them on their web site.

House Fire

Last Thursday (the 3rd of July) we got the shocking news that there was a fire at our house.  We don't know exactly what happened, but we believe something went wrong with our solar system--perhaps a short circuit somewhere.  Because of God's providence the fire was only in two rooms and a hall, but the whole house has smoke damage.  We still don't know the full extent of the damage, but it seems the biggest loss was books from my (Glenn's) library and our music cds.  An older laptop was also ruined, but all the files on it were backed up.  The girls are very sad that at least some of their stuffed animals and dolls didn't survive.  We do not believe there was any structural damage to the house because most of it is made of asbestos panels on a steel framework.  Following are a couple black and white pictures.  Sorry they aren't color.

Some of the books did not burn.

Our cds and cd player were on top of the book case above my desk.
We would really appreciate your prayers during this rather difficult time.  There has been a great revival in our village, and we wonder if this might be an attack from the devil.

Join us in praising the Lord that the house was not burned down and that our dear friends and neighbors were able to save most of our belongings.   We understand that they have already begun cleaning the house to trying to get rid of the smoke damage.  We could not ask for kinder, more faithful friends than the Nthabi family and our other neighbors.  Please lift them up in prayer, too!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bibles for the Nations Update

Here is a short update from Hester Marais:

We just want to praise God for the wonderful way He helped us on the first Bible trip to Zambia in the northern part of Southern Africa. On Friday 27 June we are leaving on the second Bible trip to the north of Namibia together with a team from America. We will be 11 people. Please pray for us for protection on us and the 2 vehicles and for using us in a Godly way working with people that need the Lord and for sending them to buy a subsidized Bible.

Thank you in Jesus.
Pieter and Hester Marais (South Africa)

They sold 1200 Bibles in the Southern province of Zambia on the first trip.  Please pray much for them, and especially Uncle Pieter's health.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

FEA Ministries - Africa Region Overview

Recently I met someone who said they hadn't seen this video on our blog, so I decided to embed it instead of just linking to it.  Once you click play, I would suggest double-clicking the video to watch it full screen.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support!