Sunday, October 11, 2015

11 October 2015 Update!

Greetings from Oxford, Mississippi!

We have finished up two months of our Stateside Assignment in the USA. Stateside Assignment is time for missionaries to come off their field of service and get reconnected with family/friends, recharge their faith, and advocate for our financial support (Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering). We are blessed that our sending church, First Baptist Oxford, MS, is taking such great care of us while we spend about 10 months in the USA. We will return to the field near the end of May 2016. We are very much enjoying our time with friends and family.

Thank you all for praying. We are certainly staying busy! Haylee is doing great at Mississippi College and Jackson is settling in to life as a high school junior at Oxford High School. Liesa and Jeff are busy serving in various ways in our church and community and also speaking at several churches. We appreciate your prayers!

We've got a busy few weeks ahead! Please join us in praying for:

  • Jackson is a busy young man! School, Football, Soccer coming up, church, friends. Lots of things that are competing for his time. Pray for him to manage it all well.
  • Haylee is at Mississippi College and is learning how all of the college life stuff works. Pray for her to continue to excel as a college freshman.
  • Liesa is working at a local elementary school with immigrant kids who are transitioning to the language and culture of Mississippi. She's loving what she is doing. Pray for opportunities to build relationships with the mothers of these students.
  • Jeff is helping out at First Baptist Oxford as Missionary in Residence. This involves a lot of things but the priority is helping out with the mission focus of the church. FBC Oxford is one of those churches that has the potential to literally touch a huge part of our world. Pray for this great church!
We have some important events coming up that you can pray for:
  • October 26. Baptist Campus Ministry at McNeese State University.
  • November 9. First Baptist Meridian WMU.
  • November 15. First Baptist Kosciusko, MS.
  • November 17. Ole Miss Baptist Student Union.
  • November 28 to December 4. Americas Affinity Meeting.
  • December 11 to 14. Koinos Fellowship in Troy, OH.
Thank you all for your prayer support and your financial support through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

**I want to invite all of you to an upcoming training event in Virginia. The dates are January 11 to 16, 2016. The event is called "Missions College" and is for anyone and everyone who are interested in joining in the work going on in Mexico. Click HERE to get more information and/or register. We'd love to see you there!

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