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Alex and Maggie Halbert - February 2019

Dear Christ Covenant,Warmest greetings from South Africa. We wanted to start this update by sharing about the passing of Alex's grandmother Eloise Smith (Gaga). We found out late last night (our time) that Gaga at the age of 95 passed away with Alex's parents with her. When we left for the field in 2015 we knew that it was a real possibility that at some point during our...

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Bobby and Teresa LaDage - Feb 20, 2019

Looking for a Hacksaw! Dear Family Friends,​Where is a Home Depot when you need one? We met a lot of people as we scoured​the city to find something to cut a metal pole (a hacksaw) for hanging coats in our hall​closet. Eventually, Bobby did a great job of attaching the pole as well as fixing other​things to make our apartment more functional. The apartment is sma...

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Thomas and Jennifer McIntyre - February 2019

Dear prayer supporters, We had a busy January getting our missionary coworkers settled in from home assignment and holding our "how to study the Bible" class, in addition to our weekly Sunday services, park ministry and individual Bible studies. Thomas taught at a seminary in January and Jennifer has been in leadership meetings. We celebrated Chinese New Year with frien...

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Dan and Susan Steere - February 12, 2019

God's Blessing Enthusiastic Response to ELI Courses I was somewhat reluctant to teach a course on African Traditional Religion, but the response of the Kumasi students was enthusiastic and thoughtful. This is the dry season here in Ghana and this year it has been very hot. The morning classes were not too bad, but by the afternoon, temperatures were up into the 90's ins...

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George and Kathy Schultz - February 2019

Partnership Meeting In late November CIT hosted the annual Partner meeting of the 17 mission agencies who have partnered together with us to provide excellent cross-cultural training. We celebrated our 20th year of Partnering together! 847 years of faithful organizational missionary service were represented by the agencies attending the meeting. Together we dialogued...

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Dan and Susan Steere - February 2019

Delays and Providences Struggling to Discern God's Leading This trip began with two conferences on Biblical Marriage. Early Sunday morning, the day after arriving, Sam Oppong and I set out for Korfuidua, a town several hours northeast of Accra. We were accompanied by Rev. Yaw Oppong (no relation to Sam), the sector head for the Southeast Region for the Ghana Baptist Conv...

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John and Kathy Clow - February 2019

The Clow Communicator Clinica Arbol de La Vida Roger's wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy on 1/22! In December, Roger received his Honduran documentation to practice on his own. The clinic had to be temporarily closed while working on government paperwork. We are excited that soon we should be able to announce that the clinic is back open! We also hope soon to open ...

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The Ochs Family - February 2019

A Sandy Christmas and Jet Lag New Year! Plane rides. Church services. Deaf outreaches. Baseball. Laughter. Songs. Youth outreaches. Trotro rides. Kids. Goats. Wheelchairs. So many things come to mind when we look back over our two weeks in Ghana. There were times when we laughed over jokes and shared experiences. There were also times where our team mourned together. We ...

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Bobby and Teresa LaDage - February 2019

Hello Family Friends, On Friday we finally moved into our new apartment. Thank you so much for praying! We would have sent an email earlier, but we don't have internet. Unfortunately, it will take about two weeks, so if we don't respond to emails right away its because we have to go to a local coffee shop. We're enjoying our nice modern bathroom since the one in Berlin w...

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Joel McCall - Feb 3, 2019

Evidence of God's Answers to Prayers: He Changed Lives We completed the week today (Friday). After teaching these senior leaders of the DRC and Western Rwanda, we have been very encouraged over the strong presence of the Lord among the team and pastors. Conviction, wonder, excitement, and comprehension was demonstrated each day. Pastor: The First Time I Understood... ...

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