I would appreciate your prayers as I prepare for a trip to Côte d'Ivoire, leaving April 18th., returning Stateside May 3rd. You will recall that the country was in conflict after disputed presidential election results when I had to return Stateside in January 2011. The Ivorian Church was unable to have a going away ceremony for me. It is very important to them, culturally, that they honor me, thank me, and give me a gift.
So, this has been scheduled for April 27th. As they will be honoring me, I, in turn, will be "blessing" them with a gift of $1000.00 from the State Association and Mission Board. Thank you for praying for me. I know that it will be difficult for me to go, then have to leave them once again.
Love and prayers,