I hope this finds you well!
Here in Ubon it is starting to get warm again and so we are looking forward to the hot season, if only because that's when we will get to meet our baby!
The last couple of months we have been taking care of Tee, an eight year old boy on the weekends as part of our work with the Light Center. Although at times it's been hard having this on our plate on top of the other responsibilities we have, it's really been a privilege for us to get to be there for him in his time of need. We are so glad God put him in our life for this time, please pray with us that we would be able to provide everything that he needs in order to move forward in his situation safely and healthily and that the people in charge of his case would have the wisdom and resources to care for him well and make good decisions on his behalf.
Rebekah Witt is a missionary serving in Kenya with her husband, Jason and their 4 daughters: Righteous (10), Neveah (9), Charis (7), Samara (5). I came to know her and her family while studying as an intern in Kenya for my BA, they were my site leaders. I asked her to share a little bit about being a mother and missionary. We are going to look at some of the issues she faces. Where will they go to school? If they are home-schooled what curriculum do you choose? What are the struggles? What are the wins?
Have you ever thought about missions? Have you ever considered moving abroad to bring the Gospel to those who have not heard? If you answered yes to any of these, I'm sure you've pondered the idea of how to go about doing so. Someone I have had the honor of getting to know is Carol Freeman. Truly, a gem to learn from, as well as a wealth of knowledge! Having grown up on the mission field as a missionary kid, then serving in the Philippines along side her husband Tim, raising her 3 of their 5 children there in the Philippines, then coming back to the U.S. and investing their time and energy into youth training to go to the mission field and creative access. Her and her husband, Tim, have put in countless hours of labor working for those who have not heard the Gospel to hear the GOOD news. Having worked with various methods to convey the Gospel: Bible translation, friendship evangelism, church planting, prayer ministry, deliverance ministries, and numerous other fields, they are a wealth of knowledge! We are going to look a little bit into her story of when they first moved to the field; how and where the decided to live and why.