Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sharing The Love!!

Happy Valentine's Day! It's been a while since we updated.  We hope that your 2016 has gotten off to an awesome start! We celebrated by getting dressed up and enjoying some food, live music, and fireworks with thousands off beautiful people downtown Cape Town! Then we got back into the study grind.. We do enjoy weekends, though. Uriah went to the Mumford & Sons concert a few weeks ago and got a deal that couldn't be passed up!! Last night we got the chance to go and worship with 30,000 other Jesus lovers at the stadium in Cape Town! We've also been swimming in the ocean and really been blessed by our friends to partake in life outside of the crazy world of Biblical studies. Also, I was able to get an amazing new haircut (Uriah added in the amazing part)!!

The New Testament studies are finished for now, and we have moved on into studying the Old Testament. Studying the Pentateuch has been really different from our New Testament studies, but it's so awesome to get to see God in action. Before we started studying, I thought that God changed his mind about people in the New Testament: Old Testament God was angry and just killed everybody, New Testament God is nice. But for the first time I am really seeing the same God throughout scripture. That’s really cool.

So our studies are still taking up most of our time. We study and are in class 40+ hours/week. Aside from that we participate in weekly intercession (prayer for others), weekly worship, and participate in weekly local outreach. Uriah is totally in his element talking and praying with people he meets on the streets! This last week my new local outreach started and I LOVED it! Five of us are going each week to a Christian after-school program for 8-11 year olds in a place where a majority of the students are Muslim. We are excited to teach the students more about the Bible and we really felt in our preparation time that God wanted us to teach them about prayer and life in the Spirit! It's so awesome to see what God has been doing in Cape Town and to be a part of it.

We are doing great with housing and all this work and everything.  At this point our biggest need is financial. We have about $4600 that we still need to finish out the school. We are praying that God will provide the remaining balance, and that we can purchase our tickets this month!! Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support. We wouldn’t want to do it without you!