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Volume 2, Number 8
August 2016
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Commit. Trust. Act.
"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act." -Psalm 37:5

Training in Colorado

We received four weeks of outstanding training at Mission Training International (MTI) in Colorado Springs. What a blessing to have experienced staff with hearts of love, teach and interact with us and other missionaries headed to all parts of the world. We received many tools, ideas, concepts, frameworks, and blessings all along the way. We have a packed toolbox ready for overseas ministry. Yet, as the apostle Paul reminds us, you can be well educated, prepared, and full of wisdom, but without bringing the message of Jesus, your actions are nothing. Paul states, “And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:1-2). God, thank you for making this abundantly clear to us.

In addition, the MTI leaders stressed focusing on God, the Father, when entering into cross-cultural situations. Our posture as we transition to language school and then to Bongolo Hospital needs to be first “Father, Help!”. Many times we try to do it first on our own and then fall back on God. Thank you for convicting us to place God, the Father, first. 

The one week Christian and Missionary Alliance Pre-field Orientation concluded our training time in Colorado. It was a time to focus on the mission, vision, and strategies of the CMA. Their care for missionaries at home and abroad is outstanding. We love the CMA and are blessed and privileged to head out to Bongolo Hospital as a part of this family. This “alliance” of churches and missionaries in the US and around the world work together to meet physical and spiritual needs of hurting people. Find out more about the CMA by clicking below.

Final Weeks

Our final weeks in the States are here! We have less than four weeks until we leave for Albertville, France where we will spend the next 10 months learning French at the Centre Chrétien d'Enseignement du Français.  After that we will head to Bongolo. We have been preparing for this for the past several years, and it is hard to believe we are now counting down weeks. These next few weeks will be spent packing items for our home in Gabon and then transporting them to a container in Cleveland to be shipped. We also need to pack for our time in France. Connecting with family and friends and saying good-byes will fill this month as well. We spend our last Sunday at Centerville Community Church on August 21st. Please continue to pray for us and for our family as we transition overseas.

Prayer Requests
  • PRAISE for the great preparedness training at MTI and at the CMA Pre-field Orientation.
  • Pray for our next four weeks of sorting, organizing, packing, and saying good-byes to family and friends.
  • Pray for our upcoming language study. Pray for our adjustment to the French culture and for learning and using the French language.
  • Pray for our children (Sarah (Adam) and Aaron) during this transition time. Pray for their health, protection and for God’s guidance as they seek out career paths.
  • Continue to pray for God’s leading for the team in Bongolo.
Jeff and Amy Lane
Serving at Bongolo Hospital with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
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Timeline
August 21 - Our last Sunday at CCC
August 28 - Depart for Albertville, France
July 2017 - Arrive at Bongolo Hospital

 
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