ALEX & RACHEL'S BLOG

We apologize as it has been a while since our last newsletter but we are excited to give you an update on everything that God is doing.

First of all, after months of praying, searching, and waiting, we finally got land! This is a big answer to prayer and so we thank those of you who had been praying with us. We actually got the land a few months back but we wanted to wait until all the paperwork was finalized before we made an announcement. As of this moment, we are currently applying for a building permit and saving money so that we can begin building on the land

Lord willing, we will be able to start building this December and we have heard that it should take about 4-6 months to complete the building. We will start with the money that we have and are trusting the Lord that we will have all the money that we need to finish before the 4-6 months are done. The building we want to build is going to be a ministry center which we will use as a home base to conduct most of our ministry. We want to hold worship services there, teach the bible or even have a bible school, house students/interns, carry out the milk program for malnourished babies, and help those in need. The rough estimate for all the work is about $40,000-50,000.

The Lord has continued to work mightily in our churches and bible studies. Since our last update, there have been 5 churches planted and many other bible studies have started as well. Starting a church in each village looks different. Sometimes there are strong leaders who we train so that they are able to begin taking care of the church. Other times, there are no strong leaders but leaders from outside of the village have to help the church for the first bit. Obviously having strong leaders in the village is ideal but it doesn't always work out this way.

Another situation that occurs is that, sometimes, there are strong leaders in that village but we want to send them to seminary so that they can really focus on studying the bible. This year we were able to send about 7 students away to seminary to learn the word of God. It was sad to lose them because they were doing such awesome work and helping us so much but we know that ultimately it is for the best and are praying that God will do amazing things in their life this upcoming year.

One benefit of them leaving, however, is that it gives other people a chance to step up. We currently have an amazing group of young men and women that we are discipling and who go with us to do ministry. It really enables us to get a lot more done when we go with a big group. For example, every Sunday we pack out the car and go to the bush and split into groups. Because we split into groups then we are able to go to four different villages to teach the bible and have two separate church services.

Our regular programs, like the milk program, where we give formula and food supplements to malnourished babies or babies who's mothers cannot breastfeed, have continued. There are about 15 children that we are helping right now on the program. It has been great to see how the children have been progressing. Thank you for all of your continued love and support. We appreciate you and are so thankful to God for you!

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR US

  1. God's grace and provision for the ministry center that we want to build
  2. That the new churches planted would continue to meet, stay faithful, and grow more in love with God
  3. For the students that have gone to seminary to have an amazing year, where they get closer to God and grow in the knowledge of his word.
  4. That we would be diligent in going to new places to share the gospel

INTERESTED IN PARTNERING FINANCIALLY?

Here are the different ways you can help

GENERAL

Your general donation towards Abba's Home goes primarily goes towards feeding the poor, planting churches, paying school fees for children, sustaining the AHM building, and paying our employees.  

BUILDING THE MINISTRY CENTER

Our goal is to build a ministry center where we can hold worship services, teach the bible (or even have a bible school), house students/interns, carry out the milk program for malnourished babies, and help those in need.

SPONSOR A PASTOR

When you sponsor a pastor or missionary, you make it possible for them to focus on the ministry God has called them to and not have to find other work.  

SPONSOR A CHILD

Sponsoring a child is a great way to make an eternal impact in the life of a child. These children are either orphaned or abandoned and are under the care of Abba's Home.

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