Thursday, July 23, 2009


It has been a really hot and busy month! The Lord has provided lots of different opportunities to serve Him in many ways.

Looking back at July:

Royal Servant:
We along with a team from US, The Royal Servants have spent most of the month evangelizing the community where we live. It was a team of 29 youth and adults who came to help us in the work of the ministry here in Odessa. We served with them from the 1st of July till the 22nd. Our days consisted of evangelizing through skits, dramas and dances on the beaches and surveys on the streets of our area (with the purpose to bring the survey to the point when it would be possible to share the Gospel). In the evenings we would split into 5-6 groups and go to different courts to play basketball. That would attract lots of people whom we would invite to the basketball tournaments which we would host on weekends. It went great. We were able to have 3 tournaments and present the Gospel to a few hundred people in our area. Praise the Lord for the numerous opportunities to share the Good News. (See pictures below)

Looking back at July:

Balloon Ministry:

Looking back at July:

Beach Ministry:

Looking back at July:

It was wonderful to see people we disciple getting plugged into this month of ministry with us and the Royal Servants. It was a joy to serve with them side by side and help them practice many things that they have already learned. It was wonderful to be by them when they would struggle and go through those struggles of ministry together, using difficulties as a God given opportunity for growth.

Looking back at July:

Basketball photos:

Current Matters

Summer camps:
Thank you so much for praying for the recruitment. The Lord has provided people and both camps are full! We are excited to see what the Lord will do. We have done a lot of preparations for the camps last month and are ready (as much as we can be) to leave for camp on Friday (tomorrow) along with the team and start the camp on Sunday.

Current Prayer Requests

Prayer requests:
Please pray for all of the little details as far as the camp planning goes.
Please pray for safety at the camps.
Please pray for strength for Anneke and I as we go through camps.
Please pray for Mikael’s and Anneke’s health as they serve at camps.