Monday, September 19, 2011

Three Months Left in Outreach

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,

    Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    As we write, we have finished all of the classes, for the lecture phase of our training. Our training here, has been very helpful and refreshing, giving us many new angles, and ways of presenting the gospel, concentrating on all areas and aspects of life in the people we will work with. We thought we were to old to go back to school, but God is so full of surprises. We are never to old to learn more of life, and of God's wonderful and Holy Word.

We need to once again, sort and pack our belongings, some to take with us and the others to store here at YWAM Rwanda base, until we return in December.  We and 15 other students and two staff, plus our DTS leader and his family, will be going to Burundi Africa, to do our outreach. The first 5 weeks will be in Gitega, Burundi.  We will be staying at a Youth For Christ base there. Then we will move the whole team to Bujumbura, Burundi for the last five weeks before returning to YWAM Base in Rwanda for debrief on the 13 - 14 of Dec. and then we have Graduation on the 16th.  After that we will stay at the YWAM Rwanda base, until the 24th of January, seeking what the Lord would have us do. Then we will return home to Canada. We look forward to seeing many of you while we are home.

    We hope to visit all our family while we are in Canada for about 2 or 3 months.  We also plan to visit our supporting Churches during that time. If you have a spot in February, March, or April, please let us know. We would love to come and share what the Lord has done and will be doing in our lives.

    We are so thankful to the Lord for each one of you, God has blessed us with amazing friends and family who have stood with us over the years and we want to say a big thank you to each one of you from the bottom of our hearts.

    We will have email contact once a week or so, we hope!

Prayer Requests for the 10 weeks in Burundi:
team unity,
save travel,
open hearts/doors for ministry work,
boldness to share God's love to the people we meet,
money for those that have not finished paying for the training,
for our families back in Canada and USA, as we may not have any contact other than emailing.

Peter and Diane Salmond

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