As malaria ends, life begins

This week, we are having another training class in Los Angeles, CA. From June 12-17 I will be co-facilitating a Training of Trainers 1 (TOT1) course with David Phipps and Jeff Yeager. During this course, we will be presenting the participants with an overview of CHE and equip them to get CHE programs going in their target areas. Please

  • For the three of us as we prepare for the training.
  • That the participants would be challenged and encouraged.
  • For safety for everyone travelling for the training.

The end of malaria, the beginning of life

As many of you know, we have been moving forward on a project in Lomé, Togo called “Malaria Ends, Life Begins”. In Lomé, one child in thirty dies from malaria. In this project, we are partnering with local churches in Lomé to distribute insecticide treated bed nets to help prevent malaria and save lives. Additionally, we are using this as a springboard for CHE programs in the area. We are excited about this program as the first four churches have raised matching funds for the nets, gone through CHE training, and are ready to launch. As they begin reaching out to their neighbors, distributing nets, teaching malaria prevention and sharing the Gospel, please pray. Pray that God would bless their investment (of both time and money) immensely, that they would see a serious drop in malaria incidence, and that many of their neighbors will come to Christ. Pray also for the other churches in the area that are eager to distribute nets, but still need to take ownership of the program and invest in the nets and training.

Hope for Europe conference

Last week Jeannie and I returned from a conference in Budapest, Hungary focused on initiating new ministry in Eastern Europe. As a result of the trip, we may have a Community Health Evangelism (CHE) Training Center in
Switzerland, a new CHE program among the Roma Gypsies in Hungary, new CHE programs in the Ukraine, and a partnership with Healthcare Christian Fellowship representing 200,000 Christian healthcare professionals around the world. Thank you so much for your support and prayers. Please pray that these ministries will mature and that strong partnerships will continue to develop from the connections we have made.

Fall schedule

This year is flying by and the remaining half is filling up quickly. Here is a glimpse at some of the events on the horizon:

  • August: Vision Seminar and missions conference at Fuller Theological Seminary.
  • October: TOT 1 in Colorado Springs, CO; North American Missions Leaders Conference.
  • November: North American CHE Network Meeting; Global Missions Health Conference.

Please keep us in your prayers as we finalize the details for each of these events and pray also that each person we come into contact with through these events would see the love of Christ in us.

Learn more about our ministry here.

June 2011 Prayer Letter