Key of Medicine
Change in Plans
There has been a change in my travel plans for our outreach this month. I was supposed to be in Nigeria from Oct 28 - Nov 9th. However, two weeks before my departure, I was contacted by our team leader in Maiduguri, Rev Sunday Daniel, that the rains had been very heavy this year and were continuing throughout the month. He did not feel that we would be able to get out to the villages without great difficulty as the water usually remains standing 2-3 weeks after the rains finish. This makes for nearly impassable roads as we have encountered in the past with the vans getting stuck in mud up to the axles as well as lengthening the trip to 3-4 hours or more to go 15 miles. Therefore, my plans have changed and I will be traveling to conduct our outreach Nov 11 - 23.
As I wrote last month, our budget for meds and soap packets has been met. We can still use your help with Over-the-Counter medicines such as Tylenol and Motrin especially for children. We also want to extend our deep appreciation to the congregation of Wings of Faith Fellowship in Ocala, Fl., David and Diane Smoot Missions Pastors, for their offering to help offset our trip expenses. Will you prayerfully consider helping us with the remaining budget of $2000 for trip expenses. This not only covers my costs but also the cost of transporting, feeding and blessing our Nigerian Team that has so faithfully stood with us these past 8 years.
We invite you to join us in touching hearts and making a difference in hundreds of lives as we go according to (Matt 25:35,36), 35For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Contact us for more information ASAP.
This past month a good friend and wonderful man of God went home to be with the Lord, the Rev R.B. Cassidy. Br. Cassidy was a faithful minister of the gospel for 55 years and was very instrumental in our ministry. He was part of the presbytery that set me forth when I was ordained into the ministry in October 1975. It was he who invited me to Nigeria in 1995 to participate in a Pastors and Ministers Conference and then shared with me his burden for an unreached people group know as the Kanuri. That was when God spoke to my heart and told me "This is that, that I have been preparing you for." Thus, we have been laboring in Nigeria these past 11 years to accomplish the call of God on our lives and to help fulfill the dream of a man whose heart was to see the gospel preached to every creature in all the world. Thank you, Br. Bud for seeing "potential" in us and investing time and effort to support and encourage us along the way. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his wife and daughters as they continue to carry the torch of the Gospel to light other torches.
Your Servants In Christ,
Larry - Sarah