Sunday, August 11, 2013

Africa - From Poverty to Promise

August 12, 2013

Sheryl and daughter-in-law, Megan, plan and pray for God’s will to be done through our Fall 2013 Ethiopia Trip.

 “All I want to do is serve;” said my sweet daughter-in-law, Megan. Newlywed and recent UC Davis graduate, Megan, will finally join her husband to live in North Carolina at the end of August. Our Fall 2013 Ethiopia Trip is planned for a short two weeks after she arrives at her new home. It warmed my heart and encouraged my soul to hear her words of commitment and willingness to do God’s will. The dates of our trip to Ethiopia are Sept. 13 through Sept. 26, 2013.

Ethiopia Fall 2012 in Addis influenced hundreds of pastors & leaders
Dr. Phil Walker will be teaching the men and I will be teaching Women’s Conferences in Addis Ababa and Hawassa on the curriculum: Purpose Driven Life Seminar #5 – Spiritual Gifts. Megan and I chose the team’s theme verse: “To prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Eph. 4:12. We appreciate your prayers for planning and for our financial need. The individual trip cost is $3,500.00 – this includes round-trip airline tickets, hotel, meals, in-country transportation and conference costs (copies of student notes, translators, facility rental and food for conference attendees.) Please consider sending an extra gift this month to cover Megan and my trip. Total cost: $7,000.00. Earmark: TEAM GIESBRECHT ETHIOPIA FALL 2013.

August 2013 is Africa Rising month!


Calling all WOMEN! If you live in the Kern County area, you are invited to join us for a night of encouragement. Sharing the Journey - Connecting and Bonding with Our African Sisters. Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:30 pm at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 2500 Fairfax Rd. (Exit 178 Hwy. on Fairfax Rd. located on Fairfax Rd. between College and Niles) Church Ph. 377-2500 (RSVP ask for Teri) Find out how God is using women to build His Kingdom in Africa - Delicious desserts and liquid refreshment!


ICM: Africa Rising: Hope Renewed – Order your TABLE of EIGHT NOW!

Call (661)832-9740 ask for Lauren. Don’t miss meeting our African directors!

Hope of Africa Fundraising Banquet, Keynote Speaker: Phil Tuttle, President, Walk Thru the Bible. Join us on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Hors D’oeuvres & Silent Auction • 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Tickets $40 • Table of Eight $300, Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene 6201 Fruitvale Avenue • Bakersfield, California

 For reservations call - 661-832-9740

Thanks so much for your prayer and financial support. See you soon!





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