Wednesday, October 04, 2006

We're Expecting!!!

Just in case you didn't know, we're expecting!!! Yesterday, Kerri went for the 12-week ultrasound and the doctor said that everything looked good. The baby is due mid-April and we should know whether it's a boy or a girl in about 8 weeks. Please be in prayer for both Kerri and the baby--both for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

Update: Wednesday November 1st, we went for another ultrasound. We're having a girl! So far so good. The baby is healthy and has passed all ultrasound tests.

Action International Orientation

On September 11th - 15th 2006 Kerri and I traveled to Seattle Washington for Orientation withh Action International. The week was very busy with tests, training, and finally a board interview. Our desire is to see the church in Zambia grow as a result of our ministry and the board confirmed this with our full acceptance. Up next, we will be meeting with leadership from our home church, Columbia Crossroads, to discuss next steps.

Our Ministry...

While in Zambia, Kerri and I both want to use the gifts that God has given us to encourage the body of Christ there and to make new disciples. Because of this, a lot of our time will be spent assisting the church in small group ministry and one-on-one discipleship. Our desire is to assist the church in any way possible so that it is more equipped to extend God's message of reconciliation through Jesus Christ to the people of Zambia.

While there we also hope to be part of the "Children in Crisis" ministry. There are over 1/2 million orphans and street children in Zambia. And that number is expected to grow over the next few years because of the AIDS pandemic. God has given the vision in the book of James when His word says, "Pure and undefiled religion is this, to look after widows and orphans, and to keep onself from being polluted from the world." We want to see the Zambian church establish a vision for applying God's word and ministering to these little ones.

If you would be interested in learning more about our ministry, please can e-mail us at: or for additional information. If you would like to learn more about Action International or, specifically, you can visit their web sites by clicking on the appropriate link in the links section of this website.