Roger and DeAnn leave this Thursday for East Africa. Please keep them in prayer during their time abroad. Here is a note from Roger: 

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul."  Psalm 23:1,2

DeAnn and I will be attending a three week training seminar called Member Care Foundations Course in Nairobi, Kenya July 27 - August 14. The course is being led by Jane Rhoades, long time YWAM missionary to Africa with her husband Randy. I have been in dialogue with Randy for some time about this seminar because in my last trip to Tanzania, I have had long discussions with several of the leaders about the great need many of them feel about the lack of resources and understanding about  how to bring refreshment to themselves and their staff. This has been increasingly on my mind and heart to help them in this area. This has been one of our responsibilities here at the YWAM Richmond base and we believe God is opening up opportunities to work with the YWAM bases in Kenya and Tanzania in this area of being refreshed spirit, soul and body. We all need encouragement, refreshment and time away from busyness to gain new direction and insight. This will be an opportunity to learn more about soul restoration from an African perspective.

Following the seminar we will be going down to Tanzania to several locations to look into and discuss with leaders there about our DTS outreach to East Africa in Jan/Feb of 2016 which we will help lead.