Published: July 6th 2008July 6th 2008
The Richardson Family Report
July 6, 2008
We hope and pray that this report finds each of you healthy and happy in service to our Lord. After what was a great month of June, with all of the activities and the many visitors that we were blessed to have this summer, we quickly find ourselves already into July. We would be amiss, if we failed to thank each one of you who came this summer, as well as all of those back home that made it possible for you all to be here. All of our guest are special, but one in particular is Callie Donaldson. We had the pleasure of working with this remarkable young lady for four months. To Phil and Elizabeth, as well as Buddy and Debbie Fry, and the rest of the congregation at Grandview. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this young woman's life for a few months, I know that you are glad to have her home, and she will be sorely missed here in Tz, but is already busy about the Lord's work in Texas.
After all of the activities of the campaigns and the daily reports
that we were sending out, we decided that you probably were going through information overload, and that you may need a short break. We appreciate so much all of the correspondences from you all through out the campaign. We enjoyed so much, not just the reporting, but getting to work with all of the remarkable visitors that we had this year. Much good was done, and now we are moving into the follow up stage. Continue to pray for those that obey the word, as well as those who have had the seed planted, that in due season, it may come to bear much fruit.
The quarter has started again at ACSOP, and we are beginning to make preparations to begin the garden project full time at the school. Our first formal class of the 25 students, plus 15 local evangelist is scheduled for the first part of September. We will also be expanding this program out to the various congregations soon. Speaking of school...we decide to start our three children back to school this last week. In their opinion, their summer was not long enough, but considering all of the up coming travel that we have planned
Julie cooking beans and rice in the yard
As TIA goes, when the power went out, and we were out of gas for the stove.... we found a way to make due!
through out the region of Tanzania, they need to get as far ahead as possible in order to maintain somewhat of a normal schedule. All three of the children have picked right back up in their studies, and after a few days of complaints, have seemed to find their rhythm again. I am so thankful to Julie for the time and effort that she puts into home schooling the children, and the patience that she continues to show with such a hectic schedule.
And on the school note, a bitter sweet announcement that we received this past week, Timothy Massawe, founder and director of Hannah's Nursery school, and Kilimanjaro Christian Academy, has been accepted into business school in London, and in just a few short weeks, will be leaving us for a 2 year time period to continue his studies there. We are so proud of Timothy, and wish him all of the best.
Over the course of this next week, we will get back to our normal studies and routines. We will be working at ACSOP preparing for the upcoming Garden classes, as well as returning to work in the various nursery schools and orphanages. We are
excited to be able to return and see the children, as well as to pick back up in our current on going studies at those locations. We will also be starting a construction project in Boma Ngome, getting a church building constructed over the next few months on the land donated to the nursery school.
We are so thankful to each and everyone of you that make it possible for us to be here. We love and cherish each and every call, card and email that you send. We solicit your prayers as we continue to co labor here with you. Its hard to believe that we are quickly approaching two years in the field with you. Know that each of you are missed much, thought of daily, and prayed for even more. Until next week, or at least the next great story...
With Love From Africa,
Brent and Julie and the kids
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