Hello Family & Friends!
By now you must have received my first letter of many about Africa and Mercy Ships. If not, send me your address and I'll put you on my mailing list! I can't wait to keep y'all updated on what God is doing in Africa and what He is doing in me! I promise to keep my blog and newsletters up to date on what is going on in my life. I know it will be a challenge because life will be busy onboard the Africa Mercy and somtimes internet might not be working. However, I want to keep in touch with each of you because you are the reason why I am able to go in first place. I thank God for placing each of you in my life 25 years ago or even just months ago. I know I included part of this passage in my letter, but I truly pray this with all my heart for each of you.
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God." Philippians 1:3-11