Update August 27, 2012

27 Aug

It has been a while since we gave you an update, so I want to catch back up with things.  Deanna and the baby are doing very well.  We are traveling back to Accra tomorrow to wrap up a few things at the hospital, and hopefully get Nathanael’s birth certificate.  Deanna is going to need some dental attention as well, so we hope to get that done while we are there.  Our first week back in Cape Coast was a roller coaster.  We had several minor plumbing issues as well as a major one.  I basically spent an entire day addressing the major issue.  Our car broke down on Tuesday, because we got several gallons of bad fuel, which left us without a car till Friday.  While we had a lot of time spent working on these minor frustrations, the Lord turned it to good.  I made about a dozen promising new contacts for gospel studies, while walking around getting plumbing and electrical parts, so we thank the Lord for that.  Please pray that these studies will go well.  I met with two young men this morning, Alex and Joseph, and felt the Lord was really working in their hearts.  I plan to follow up when we get back on Friday.  We also had a promising visit with five junior high age boys on Saturday at visitation.  Please pray for these contacts, along with the others with whom we need to follow up.  Also pray for us as we pick back up with our language learning.  We have gotten behind since we were away, and need to get refocused.  Our goal is to learn three new phrases each day, which is not a huge thing until you realize all the things that compete in your day.  Really, if our vocabulary can increase by 20 sentence/expression/responses a week, that would be pretty good.  I am actually trying to blend discipleship meetings with learning new phrases.  Please pray we will be diligent with this important aspect of bridging gaps with people.  Also I have been writing on “Evangelism in a Christianized culture.”  The posts are on our website as well as Bible Truth 4 Africa.  Perhaps these articles be a help to your people.  We appreciate your prayer and correspondence.  Also going to my first Ghanaian wedding Saturday, and preparing for a baby dedication for Nathanael in three weeks, our last hymn sing with Michael before he goes to the UK, and a Saturday Seminar on Passing on your faith to the next generation.  Busy days!


Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Updates


2 responses to “Update August 27, 2012

  1. joe andrews

    August 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Joel and Deanna!
    Congratulations on the little one.
    We keep you all in our prayers.
    Joe & Bonny Andrews

    • Joel and Deanna Porcher

      August 29, 2012 at 1:34 am

      Thanks for the congratulations and for praying for health and flexibility as we transition to having another member of the family.


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