hi friend, God is SO good ...ALL the time. We are ready to return to Africa-and are just days away from what seemed like something that may never be possible ever again.
Healing is coming along swiftly, i(mitch) still get tired quickly, but strength is returning. Final drain tube gets removed today, and tuesday we are off to Baton Rouge. The following sunday we get to share at Fellowship church in Baton Rouge, then back to South Carolina for the final medical procedure on 12 feb. (stent removal from kidney and new fashioned ureter). a week of observation and Lord willing- BACK TO AFRICA!!!!!
Update on House/Office/Storage/Meeting facility/Team lodging- we had $100,000 to match thanks to a $100,000 grant a few months ago. With the current exchange rates that we have been able to take advantage of, we have just $25,000 left to raise to have funds available to look at purchasing property for Cup offices, our lodging, team lodging, and more- decreasing needs and freeing up funds for meeting the important needs around us- the KIDS! (oh how excited we are to see more kids fed food and the Word). God is moving in Africa-and thanks to you, we get to be in the center of it.
Upon moving back in feb, we will pack up a few small household items and move across the border in March to Nelspruit South Africa-a new hub(central place) for the new projects we were blessed to be part of prior to leaving in 2012. Hundreds more children are receiving Hope because-once again-of YOU! thank you for letting us serve in our passion.
This year will bring even greater expansion, as we look to partner with churches and plant African churches run by... Africans! so excited to see the african influence in church in their own culture- to see leaders raised up to impact a generation. These african run churches will have CarePoints attached-to be the hands and feet of Christ in meeting needs for kids. This is a great model that really ties the churches into the lives(relationships) of kids and community. Very exciting!
God is Good all the time.. and all the time God is Good! We recently wrote about His name being glorified over any man's or church name- and see that when we do that- He receives the Glory and Honor and Praise. THIS is the core of our hearts desire. There is nothing special about us-we just love Jesus!
bless you! please connect with us on facebook. www.facebook.com/mitchchar