Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

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Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby chad_ghost on Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:53 am

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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby chad_ghost on Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:02 am

Hey all! This year my team and I are returning to Niger, West Africa. Our team consists of five people, four returning members and one new one.
- Gomer Williams
- Matt Baker
- Laura Livesay
- Chad Smelcer
- Gabe Supino

I ask that you keep our trip in your prayers. There are great things happening in the village of Dargol, and the Lord is sending His spirit to the Songhai people. We will be working with IMB missionaries Brad & Sally Womble, as well as three Brazilian missionaries: Diego, Adriana and Jorgelina. For information about their ministry, go here: http://seekingthesonghai.net/team_missi ... a20f8c678b

Brothers and sisters, I thank you for your love and support. If you have any questions or would like to help support me or my team, please let me know.
Donations will be accepted by check or money to the above mailing address, or through paypal using the above email address.

God Bless you all,
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby andrwfields on Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:29 am

Chad, I've posted the letter up on FB and MS. I hope it helps!

Good luck and God bless, brother!
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby chad_ghost on Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:51 am

andrwfields wrote:Chad, I've posted the letter up on FB and MS. I hope it helps!

Good luck and God bless, brother!

Thanks. I can post an inverted color version if you want, which could/would make it easier to read on those sites.
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby chad_ghost on Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:16 am

I leave the country today!! I heading to the airport around 11pm EST. I'll be putting updates here, which hopefully Matt can transfer to the wordpress homepage.
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby destros_elite on Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:33 am

Praying for you, Bro! Be safe and I look forward to hearing about the wonderful things the LORD does through you! :D
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby Ron Conner on Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:16 pm

What an adventure! I am proud of you for the courage and conviction to follow the Lord's lead. It is cool to think you are there right now, guiding our new brothers and sisters in Christ. I am praying for you and for softened hearts, so they can receive the Holy Spirit. May you guys plant, water, and harvest in the name of the Lord!

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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby Matthew on Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:48 am

My mom heard from the group yesterday. They haven't had phone or internet yet, but one of the girls on the trip borrowed a phone from another missionary over there and she called her mom, who called my Mom. They said everything is going well, and will try to get more information to us as soon as they can.
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby destros_elite on Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:59 am

I appreciate the update, Matthew!
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby Matthew on Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:19 am

Got this today from Chad

Just got back from 2 nights in Dargol, a village in Niger. We are now in the capital of Niger, Niamey, and we are gearing up for a day off.

We will be heading back to Dargol on Monday. Things are going well, though the temperatures have been very hot. Just thought I'd send you all an update. I'm not sure when I'll have a chance again on the internet until after June 14th.
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby destros_elite on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:05 pm

Thanks again, Matt! We'll keep praying for them! :D
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby Matthew on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:55 am

Update. Chad got home on Sunday night. I'm not sure why he hasn't posted that.
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Re: Return to Niger: June 1st-14th, 2009

Postby chad_ghost on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:16 am

Matthew wrote:Update. Chad got home on Sunday night. I'm not sure why he hasn't posted that.

I'm just now getting caught up on internet usage :)
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