There are two things burdening my heart. The first is the war raging between Israel and the Hezbollah. I am grieved and angry at the fighting, but not enough to be silent or do nothing. Martin Luther King Jr., said
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
We are making plans to send All Nations teams to Beirut the day the bombing ceases. Please pray for mature, experienced people to join the team. We have tried to get a team in earlier, but so far it hasn't worked.
The second thing on my heart is the work All Nations is doing in Mozambique with HIV babies. There are two new editions to the family, Anina & Ricardo. Anina is 3 years old and was abandoned by her mother and found wandering around her village crying and looking for food. Ricardo is 6 months old but extremely small, his mother died of AIDS and he is also infected. Both have made great progress since coming to the baby house and are getting the love and nutrition they need. Please pray for Pieter and Rika and their two helpers as they hold these babies, love them, feed them, and as they strive to plant a church in the neighborhood around the baby house.
You can see photos from the Baby House in Mozambique if you browse to our Photos section.
On a personal note, Sally and I leave Kansas City in two days time to drive across the States to visit family and friends, and to speak in churches. Please pray for our visa application to the South Africa government to be approved, and for permanent housing once we arrive in Africa. We leave the States Oct. 24th for South Africa.