Rich is traveling to Nigeria. Currently at airport on his way. He arrives Wednesday in Nigeria and will be there for 2 weeks.
This past weekend they had graduation for 9 women in the class.
Continue to pray for courage as they do the work of God.
Next group of women are starting class soon. Pray that the students would use what they learned about how to follow-up new believers as well as the new skills that they learned in cooking.
Praise God for his protection for his family. His wife is doing better. Keep praying.
Yesterday he went to the village to see his father who is having a health challenge with his heart. He is on medication. There has been improvement in his health, but we need to keep praying.
We praise God for how he is helping us as we work with disciples. We have been receiving reports from trainees, and people have been coming to the office to get copies of our materials. Pray for safety and wisdom in life and ministry. Praise God and keep praying.
Continue to pray for Peter and his wife as they recover from the Hepatitis that they had.
They are feeling better little by little, but are still weak, and have been put on a very restricted diet.
Continue to pray for the TV and Radio ministry outreach and teaching that they are doing at this time.
Pray for wisdom for the upcoming Muslim Background Believers Conference preparations and wisdom as to when and how it should be held in light of the pandemic.
The charges have not been dropped, but she has been released on bail and they don’t seem to be pressing the charges at this time. They told her that they would call her if they need her. She will be traveling to Jos, Nigeria this week and will meet with Rich Gardner while he is there with the staff.
Praise God for his elder sister who was expecting her baby. Mother and baby are doing well, but there was a bit of complication
Younger sister is about to get married.
Danladi has been looking at how to reach the teenagers who are living on the streets. So many of them are addicted to drugs and living on the streets.
Thank God for life and the ministry. The office staff is looking forward to Rich’s time there.
Facing upcoming big decisions about work in Nigeria. Please pray.
Flying home tomorrow. Pray for safety in travel and that her health problems wouldn’t flare up again. Doctors said that they think she would have died if she didn’t get out when she did.
House final inspection coming up on Tuesday. Pray that it passes.
Pray for my kids who are struggling with online school.
Pray for Murdock Grant application that we are preparing to submit.
Pray for the process of getting out printed and email prayer letter this week.
Pray for me as I work on my classes for my Master’s Degree.
Has patient (Mis Opah) in hospital who is elderly.
Her husband (Bartholomew) had a slipped disk and is still experiencing pain from that.
Pray for Eskinder and the need for a vehicle there in Ethiopia to help with the work of the ministry there. We have seen some money come in but we look forward to seeing how God will provide all the remaining funds needed.
Pray for the planned trainings coming up in two different areas in November. Pray for the preparations and the 100 trainees in one location and 50 in another location.
Yesterday he had another injection for the rabies, and in 10 more days he will have his last injection. They have been very painful and he feels very sick to his stomach after each one.
They are still praying that God would allow them to get internet at their home. They registered some time ago, but due to Covid, they have been waiting for months. The cellular connection at his home is not good and does not give data, and they have no way at present to use the internet from home. It is a 45 minute ride to the church office, and with the coronavirus situation the way that it is, he tries to minimize the number of times each week that he travels to the office for internet to protect his health.
His kids are not able school due to coronavirus and are getting antsy at home.
He is also working on rescheduling the big conference on evangelism and follow-up (15,000+ attendees) that was recently delayed. Eskinder is working with the denomination to try to figure out when they can reschedule that for.
Eskinder is continuing to give copies of the follow-up books to people in Ethiopia and to get reports on how they are using them.