Monday, February 8, 2010

Moises Update Feb 2010

Update from Tim Tam:

I got the chance to visit Moises and his family a few weeks back.
The photos show his new little sister, child number 10.
My wife finally got to meet her namesake in person, "Lisa Marie".
And I got to finish some unsettled business with Moises.
As he has promised God that he will become a pastor I felt I needed to
impress upon him the importance of getting God's word not only into his
head, but also into his heart. We went over the first Psalm together which
holds a promise of success to the one who meditates on God's Word day and
So I gave him some homework, to have this Psalm memorized by the next time I
come to see him.

Moises is a picture of health and everything with the family seems fine.
His father still struggles to find regular work.

For those of you who continue to ask how you might help or continue to be

Only one need remains.
We hoped to have an education fund to keep his older sisters in school and
to have funds available for Moises to go to high school in a couple years.
We are still hoping someone responds to that need. Please contact me if you
are able and willing to help.

Cameroon Team Update

The update from Saturday from our Cameroon team:

Praise God for the good beginning the team has had!

  • All their luggage arrived when they did last night and they cleared passport control without any difficulty upon arrival.
  • They were met at the airport by Wycliffe missionaries and taken to their home for dinner.
  • Before heading to the guesthouse they made contact with a woman who will prepare meals for them on Saturday and Monday evenings as well as shop for needed supplies for breakfast and lunch.
  • They have the use of a kitchen at the guesthouse and are pleased with how that’s working out.
  • Everyone slept well last night and is doing well. Rob and Bill are playing soccer (or “football” if you’re in Cameroon ) in the open grassy area at the center of the guest complex!
  • They’ve picked up the Toyota van they’ll use for their travels and have it parked at the guesthouse.

This afternoon they’ll tour the facilities of Rain Forest International School (where Brett and I worked during our years in Cameroon ). The school is nearing the end of building a new campus so they’ll tour both the current school site as well as the new one.

Tomorrow morning they’ll attend Bastos Presbyterian Church for worship. This is a large congregation in Yaounde .

By God’s good grace, everyone is doing well!

From the prayer calendar:

Pray for a healthy start as the team wakes up to begin their time in Cameroon .

Pray for Brett as he introduces the team to the work of Bible translation in Cameroon .

Pray for team members who will tour Ydé SIL/Wycliffe facilities, meet many new people, and begin their introduction to Cameroon .

Pray for good adjustment to the 7-hour time difference.

"Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain...Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness...For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end."

Psalm 48:1,10,14