August 15, 2012
Greetings Friends and Family,
Pastor Kevin, daughter Cloe and Alisa Rodgers get to know Ben during a recent gathering at the Rodgers’ home in Poway, CA.
Thank you for your prayers and support of God’s work in Africa and the Middle East. It is my joy to serve God alongside of you and our African partners. But I couldn’t do the work without the support of the local church. El Cajon First Baptist has now joined my monthly financial support team. Thank you to Alisa Rodgers, wife of Pastor Kevin, who initiated submitting my support needs to their missions committee. “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 15:11
Ben and Sheryl enjoyed an evening with the Rodgers’ -- Sam, Elijah, Cloe and Sophia – it was fun to be in a home filled with such joy and love, plus good food!
Ben met Megan Vaughan his senior year at UC Davis, a fall wedding is being planned.
We are very excited for Ben’s upcoming marriage to Megan Vaughan. Thank you for your prayers during the time of preparation and planning. Pray for Ben and Megan’s relationship to maintain solid footing on the Lord Jesus Christ. After the wedding, the couple will continue living a long distance apart until Megan graduates from UCDavis in June 2013. Proverbs 18:22 says “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”
I thank God for Megan Vaughan – I’ve prayed for a wife for Ben since his birth!
Megan, Sheryl and Miriam (Paul’s mom) celebrate at Megan’s bridal shower – three generations of Mrs. Giesbrecht! Glory to God!
Thank you for your prayers for our ICM 2012 Banquet team as we finish the final preparations for the Africa Rising banquet next week. If you would like tickets, please call our office 661-832-9740 as soon as possible. With the ICM 2012 Banquet budget fully underwritten, we look forward to raising $100,000.00 for the Hope of Africa Fund. You don’t have to attend the banquet to donate to the fund. Just call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much Love and Prayers,
“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 85:19