It's been a while since we updated you on all of the great things going on with our crew. July has been a busy month and God has been really good to us in many, many ways. Basically, Jeff and Haylee have spent the past three weeks together and Liesa and Jackson have done the same.
Liesa and Jackson have had some wonderful adventures this month: Swimming. Sleeping late. Meeting new friends. Spending time with the family. Heading to Atlanta/Stone Mountain with some friends from home. Riding the bike around the new neighborhood here in Brandon, Mississippi. Tons of fun.
Jeff and Haylee spent a week at Super Summer Mississippi on July 9 to 15 at Mississippi College. Super Summer is a Leadership/Discipleship/Evangelism Training Conference for high school students and is one of the MAJOR things that Jeff has missed from the USA during the past four years. Haylee attended Super Summer as a student and Jeff was able to serve again as a part of the Executive Staff...his 12th year to do this. It was a tremendous week and God taught us so many things.
On July 15, Haylee and Jeff rushed to catch up with a group from Oxford who were headed to Togo, West Africa. The experience of serving the Lord as part of a team of volunteers was a special one. It was good to NOT be the leader of the team or the missionary-in-charge or having to worry about fitting in to a particular organizational strategy. We could just simply relax and minister to the precious people around us. Haylee was involved in children's ministry. Jeff was a part of a construction team building a hospital in an area of severe poverty in West Africa. God was good to use us and remind us of how important it is to minister to those who feel they have no hope.
Jeff and Liesa have a few days left before beginning to serve as missionaries-in-residence at Mississippi College. We are so excited about working with students in a variety of ways. Please pray for us as we serve in this ministry opportunity.
Haylee and Jackson are nervous and excited about beginning school here in Brandon. Jackson will be in 7th grade at Brandon Middle School and Haylee will be in 9th grade at Brandon High School. Please pray for their adjustment to a new school and new friends.
We are grateful for your prayers. We'd love to have you come to Brandon, MS and see us. If you're in the 'hood, please let us know.
Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson