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     January 2010

Happy New Year

May the Peace of God, which passes all understanding, and the Joy of the Lord, which is our strength,
be yours now and throughout the New Year as you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.


New Year's Challenges
A New Year with new challenges and fresh excitement and enthusiasm to accomplish the work of the Lord and to see the furtherance of reaching the Kanuri with the gospel through medicine. I plan to return to Nigeria February 17th for our annual winter outreach to the villages where we will continue to seek approval and procurement of the land for the clinic. I have had no new update on the progress of the approval since my return in November, but I know that God is continuing to move sovereignly upon the hearts and lives of the right people to bring this to pass.

Another thing that I do know is that I need to bring more medicine. During the November outreach I only had enough for 2-3 clinics. However, with the new luggage restrictions by the airlines the cost to transport has increased as well.

This is also the time of year when I am privileged to participate in the Pastor's and Minister's conference in Jos the first week in March. I am really excited about this year's conference, as the Lord has been filling my heart and mind with material regarding this year's theme, "Stepping Into Kingdom Influence".

Family Update
All is well in the Koontz household as we begin 2010. Lauren received, last May, the doctor's acknowledgment of what God told us in January. She was tested again and they could find no evidence of seizures. So, they took her off all medications saying she was not epileptic! Praise God!

As you know January is a busy month of celebration around the Koontz house. Robert and Lauren will celebrate their 16th birthday on the 10th followed by Kristen's 14th on the 30th. In between, Sarah and I will enjoy our 32nd anniversary on the 21st.

Needs Met
We want to again thank all of you our faithful partners who stood behind us in 2009 with your prayers, words of encouragement and financial support. We rejoice to report that all of our expenses incurred for the two outreaches to Nigeria last year were met because of your steadfast giving and support. We face many of the same needs as we look forward to 2010 with the expenses of travel, medicines, and ministry.Your faithfulness enables us to go and fulfill that which God has called us to.

February Outreach Budget
Medicines $ 1050
Expenses     6500

Your Servants In Christ,
           Larry - Sarah

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