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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Time Goes So Quickly

   Hey everybody!  It has been quite a while since we've updated our blog and we apologize for that.  It seems as though that ever since the middle of January this year we have been on the go and trying to get things accomplished before leaving on our HMA (Home Ministry Assignment).  That includes visitors, two teams, our mandatory WGM retreat/meeting, not to mention all the jobs that we have at the Baby Centre.
   Yes, we are headed back to the states for our HMA.  That is when we come back to try to rejuvenate, but it is also when we travel around and speak at different churches/venues to get people excited/educated about the Baby Centre and our ministry.  We have been on the field for just about 4 years now, it is time to raise our  financial support for the next season of our ministry. We do believe that when God class, He does provide.  Our funds have dipped very low in recent months and our account remains close to deficit.
   We will be back for 4 months and during that time already have many speaking engagements, but we have plenty of room for more.  If you would like us to come and speak at your Sunday School class, church or business please e-mail us directly at:  jacobshouse6@aol.com.  We would be glad to hear from you and get a date down on our calendar for speaking.

   We would appreciate your prayers for the Baby Centre as we leave for these few months.  Prayers for our Administrative staff as they will running all aspects of the Baby Centre with us gone.  That includes:  Emmanuel (Deputy Director) and his wife Millicent (she will take over Dana's responsibilities with visitors/teams), Rev. Pius (Ministry Manager), & Betty (Outreach Ministries Manager).  This will be a good test run to see how close to transition we are.
Rev. Pius

   Prayers for our family would also be appreciated.  It is difficult transitioning from one culture to the other.  It can affect you in ways you don't even think about.  We are sad to leave our Kenyan home and friends, but super excited to come back and see our kids, grand
Carson delivering his graduation speech
kids, parents and siblings!
   One of the biggest changes this time that we come back will be that Carson, our youngest son, will not be returning to Kenya with us when we come back.  He has graduated high school and will be staying in the states to attend college.  This will be a huge change for us and for Carson.  Please pray specifically for that transition for him and us.
   Carson has many friends here at Baby Centre and he will be greatly missed.  The evidence of his walk with the Lord  has made a lasting impact on all the people he's come into contact with over these years.  Carson has also been a tremendous help to us as he has spearheaded the Tilapia fish farm and has also taught himself AutoCad so that he could design buildings for the new Special Needs Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre we hope to begin building within the next 12 months.
   Carson is such a blessing to us.  We know this is a natural move at this time in his life, but let's just say it will not be without many tears shed.  One of the hardest, most difficult things for us as missionary parents is getting on that plane in the states to travel back to the mission field without our children.  I can say from much experience it gets more difficult each time you do it.  It in no way gets easier.  We are very happy for Carson moving forward in this next season of his life and know he will excel with the Lord by his side.
   Another prayer request we'd like to add is that we are in need of a vehicle to use while we are back for the 4 months. We no longer own a vehicle in the states.  So, we just want to put that out there in case anyone happens to have a vehicle they wouldn't mind us using while we are back.
   If you are wondering how to support us financially you can go to the WGM website (www.wgm.org) and go to missionaries, find our name and click on it.  There it will explain how you can do that.  Or, if you would rather, give us a shout in an e-mail and we can help you.

Graduation photo