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April Prayer Letter (by Jason Rishel)

One of the great comforts in the Christian life is knowing that God is in control of the things around us. At the end of last month, as we were traveling back from a missions conference in south Florida to one in Pennsylvania, the transmission decided to go out on the car. Needless to say, we had to spend a few extra days in Florida getting it fixed, which caused us to miss our conference in Pennsylvania. But during those few days we were down there, we saw God bring some great people and churches across our path. When we were checking into a hotel the night the car broke down, we talked to the lady at the front desk about the Lord and what we were doing as missionaries. Being a believer of like faith, she was able to pass along some contact information for churches in the area. From that, we were able to find a church with a prophets chamber for us to stay at while the repairs BaptistTempleFranklin.com were made and a place to preach and present on Sunday. It is always exciting to see God work and provide when our plans come falling down around us, whether it is here in America or over in Africa. He is truly a Faithful God!

Once we were back on the road, we had a month of great meetings! We made it up to Pennsylvania for four meetings and then back to Georgia for six meetings. We ended the month with a meeting at a church that was on a Seminole reservation in Florida. The church was started almost fifty years ago by a seminole pastor and is still going strong and working to reach their community with the Gospel and sends missionaries to other tribes and areas of the world. It was an exciting reminder of the way the Gospel can transform and work in a group of people to start strong churches that continue on. We look forward to the day that we can see churches like that started among the Burkinabe and strong leadership trained to lead those churches. With four new supporters this month, the time we get to leave for Burkina draws even closer.

Thank you for all of the prayers and support this month. Every thing you do means so much to us!

 

 

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