Dear friends and
After many miles of road and air travels and many great hours of ministry here in Zambia, in The Democratic Republic of Congo and in Ethiopia, Lyle is now back in Kabwe for a month of sports discipleship training. Jette was able to join him for one week in Ethiopia.
Sports Disciple School:Now I am back home in Kabwe again. My friend Joe Anderson flew in from the States to help with our 2nd Sports Discipleship School which is happening this month.
|Learning to trust in the tube and the life jacket...|
|To guide and to trust|
A few weeks ago 24 coaches from 8 different nations went through this. These coaches are going through a 30-day high-level training. Training these coaches to become life coaches to use sport as a tool to reach the youth with the gospel. 55-60% of Africa is below the age of 18.
|Outreach with the sports team to a local school|
|Rock climbing and rappelling, having to trust the rope as well as the people below|
|Team building exercise|
|Rachel did really well, despite just having had malaria. |
Here she is with her team on "Vision Rock"
|Team decided to stay together and cross over |
instead of trying to take the canoe over twice
|Praying and singing around the camp fire|
|Soup Night every Tuesday|
A full house:
The Hall’s house is an open place to people from all over the world, at present we have 2 German and 1 Danish volunteer staying with us and every Tuesday is “Soup Night”; our doors are always open, so the house is full from every tribe and nation.
|Farewell party for our German friends|
Our friends Roy and Sarah are taking care of all these kids(plus a handful or two of deaf youth),
here we had them over for a little swim and a snack.
This next season is a needed time for Jette and I, also very much for our girls. Africa is in our hearts and a part of who we are, so this is by no means a good-bye; we will rent out our house here and take a good look at the future. We believe that the Lord has a wonderful plan for our family but not sure what all that means at this point so pray with us.
We hope to come to Denmark in March 2014 when Jette's parents have their 50th wedding anniversary.
My Little Ladies:
Rachel, 14, had a serious bout of malaria a month ago, but thankfully bounced back quickly after getting the proper medication. She is not so sure about leaving her friends behind but also looks forward to going to the States.
Naomi, 6, who is in the wiggly teeth stage of life, is just loving it all, as much as we try not to spoil her, we are all victims…. What she looks forward to the most is to fly in an airplane again!!
Lots to do:
Still lots to do in the next 10 weeks as we prepare to leave. Sorting, packing, cleaning as well as keeping up with the usual activities of life. Please pray with us that we find good renters for our house while we are away.
|Some of the deaf youth at church|
saying goodbye to their friend Harrison
Please keep these young people in prayer as they continue to grow as followers of Jesus!
To all those who have and are supporting and praying for the Hall family we so do thank you! We don’t always know how, but there seems to always be enough. Please continue to stand with us; even though we are in the US, we’ll need God’s provision there as much as we do here, medical check-ups, school books and fees, transport etc. For those who know, furlough can sometimes be more overwhelming than being here at home....
My challenge to you:
Continue to reach out to the world around you; you are Jesus to your neighbor. Yes, we are all busy but be Jesus in your busy-ness. Remember that we will be more discouraged because of the things we did not do in life rather than the things we did do.
Many blessings, and thank you for taking time to read this!