Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brain Flagilation

So, when a missionary is nearing the end of a year long furlough, you should never ask him to perform a complex task. Because of all of the different things running through his head (i.e. dealing with the stress of packing, leaving behind loved ones, coordinating a shipping container, etc.) he might just not have the mental aptitude to handle such a task.

Take this afternoon for instance. Kerri asked me to do something very simple, order pizza. We were throwing a small going away party for the kids. We wanted to let them have one last time to play with their closest friends this side of the ocean before heading back to Zambia and the guest list included 41 children.

So, Kerri asked me to buy enough pizza for these children. That's where the fun began. Somehow, in my mind, she wasn't asking me to purchase enough pizza for 41 kids, but, for some reason, she was asking me to purchase 41 pizzas. I don't know why it didn't register in my mind when I knew the bill was going to be close to $200, but it didn't. So, when the pizza showed up, the mistake was quite obvious! The kids were happy and full, but I felt just a wee bit dumb!

Please be praying for us over the next 2 weeks. We fly out in 10 days and things are getting more and more hectic. Pray for patience, wisdom in packing, a sweet goodbye with family and friends and a sweet reunion with our friends in Zambia.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

3 Generations

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As part of our presentation this evening in Charleston, Mimi, Kerri and Gracyn (3 Generations) sang a song to end our time of sharing. It was rather tear jerking trying to watch this performance, knowing that we will be officially saying goodbye in 16 days. If you get a chance, check out Gracyn's first performance. She was AWESOME!!!

We also wanted to share the good news that we received this past week. We are now at 100% of our monthly budget, both one-time and monthly! Thank you to all of you who have joined our team and are partnering with us in this work in Chikankata.

Just a reminder though, that we are still trying to raise the startup budget for the ministry. This is what we received the $50,000 matching gift. So, think of us for those year-end giving opportunities.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Amazing Opportunity

As we have ventured out in faith in this move to Chikankata, we have continually been amazed at the Lord's provisions along the way. Very recently He provided again. On Monday, a week ago, we had a couple from Texas pledge to match any and all donations we can raise up to $50,000. They requested these donations be used to cover the development costs of our ministry centre in Zambia, not for missionary support. And they have given us a timeline to raise these matching funds (until the end of 2011).

As you can imagine we are overwhelmed at the opportunity this presents. If realized, these funds we will be used to accomplish some of our goals for development sooner than later. Can you help us? Would you consider making a one-time donation of any size toward this need and take advantage of this unique opportunity to see your gift doubled?

If you would like to help us in this way, please give online at the following link:

or send checks to:

Commission To Every Nation
PO Box 291307
Kerrville, TX 78029-1307

*Please inclued Eleeo Project in a separate note or the memo field of the check.

It's also a great time to be thinking about those year-end donations!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Great News!!!

We are receiving donations and have begun filling the container. We're trying to have it filled and ready for shipping by our Nov 30th departure date. Would you consider helping?

Below are some of the items we are looking to include in this container, but for which we still need donations. Maybe you know someone who is trying to get rid of one of these items for a tax deductable receipt:

If so, have them give us a call or send us an email!

Brent Roberts

Personal Items such as: Bike Helmets for the kids and parents
Fishing Rods & Reels as well as tackle

Ministry Items like this Hand Drill System for Drilling Water Wells

And Larger Farm Equipment like this Gator XUV