Dear Pastor and Church,
You may have noticed some major changes in this month’s prayer letter design. On April 3, 2011 at my home church, we announced that we will no longer be stateside representing the Peru Baptist College, but are now raising support as church planting missionaries to the country of South Africa.
The Lord has been dealing with me now for several months about going back to the field. I wasn’t exactly sure where He wanted us, but on a trip to South Africa I took in March, He confirmed in my heart that this is where He wants us to be.
I have been privileged to work in and out of South America for the last 15 years. Our five years of living on the field are some of the best of my life. I have also enjoyed working in our missionary training center in Alpharetta, GA while representing the Peru Baptist College stateside for the last few years. These are ministries that have shaped who I am today.
Not living on the mission field has always been something I have missed. I don’t regret coming back to the States to do what we did, but I am looking forward to getting back to the front lines of mission work.
We are currently at 30% of our needed support and hope to raise the remainder of our support in the next year and half, with the goal of being in South Africa no later than January of 2013.
South Africa is a beautiful country of over 49 million people. It is in great need of Bible-preaching churches, especially among the black population. Our plan is to start by working out of the city of Port Elizabeth among the Xhosa people.
I believe the Lord has been preparing me over the past fifteen years of working under past missionary and now pastor, Austin Gardner, to do this work in South Africa.
Please pray for us as we take this step of faith. Pray that we will raise the needed support and get to the field as quick as possible.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Here to serve,
Mark, Amy, Tyler, Chase, Emilee, Luke, and Addison
Tel. #: 770-833-6093