Friday, November 27, 2015

Your prayerful support mixes with our prayerful going, AND the REACHING OUT!

THANK YOU!! The Lord’s blessings are going forth & His purposes are being accomplished ONLY by all of us working together... your prayerful support mixed with our prayerful going, AND the REACHING OUT of  the indigenous people of South Sudan themselves, who are on the ground  sharing God's blessings & His Good News!

“There should no longer be any question that the average Christian, here or there, who supports ministry, teaches Sunday school, raises a godly family, or uses his or her spiritual gift in offering service, exhorting, leading , or showing mercy (Rom 12:6-8) is critical to the spread of Christ’s Gospel… Not all believers can or should be missionaries, but every believer, regardless of his or her education and financial ability – or natural & spiritual gifting, has a place in missions.

Paul said this very thing quite succinctly in his letter to the believers in Rome. He told them, “Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord, will be saved. How then shall they call upon Him in Whom they have not believed?  And how shall they believe in Him Whom they have not heard?  And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent” (Romans 10:13-15a) ? “Senders” are just as critical as “Goers”.  Let’s not make aces of the front line pilots without making heroes of the Rosie Riveters who are making their important role possible.”  ~ from the book, The Great Omission,  by Steve Saint (son of missionary Nate Saint, who died with Jim Elliot & 3 other men in order to reach the Aucas/Waodani of Ecuador) 


Your role is crucial and greatly appreciated!!  Your prayers, giving, hosting, contributing of donated goods, etc. ALL equip us to go, so that we can help equip the people of South Sudan. Then the things we gain and learn from the people there, we can share with you!! We are a team with each one doing his part.

PRAISE GOD on Monday we still needed $4500 & now we only need an additional $2000:    

  ~  $1000 for extra baggage fees for 4 MORE extra bags of donated items (16 bags total)

  ~  $1000 for travel expenses to get to South Sudan. The dear ones in Boronogle will take good care of us once we arrive. As Jon says "Their hospitality is second to none... sharing all that they have been blessed with.

It's never too late to donate. Any funds that come in, even after we leave, will be wired to us on the ground to aid in the work there, help to pay monthly visas and get us home!!

We fly out of Boston Nov. 29 and return Jan 21st 2016 (though Jon will stay in his beloved Borongole until fall of 2016). We are excited about the adventures ahead and we know He will be with us through all the trials we face. 

As we cling to Him, may He have His way in all of our hearts!
With great appreciation for your love and support and especially your prayers,

Roger, Patty, Jon & Emma

Operation Nehemiah Missions website 

To Donate on the website, scroll to the bottom - Choose "option #2 "

Mail checks to Operation Nehemiah PO Box 2401, Plainville, MA 02762

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Off the Road to in the Air... the count done begins... we're Africa Bound!

Off the Road to in the Air the count down begins we're

How do you summarize a 6 ½ week, 7490 mile ministry trip?

God connected us with so many dear friends old & new; equipped us materially, financially & in many other ways;  & even gave us a couple of unexpected adventures!! We are extremely thankful to those that opened their homes for us to stay and share; and those who arranged for us to speak in their local area or who traveled to see us.  We were overwhelmed to come home to a living room stacked with boxes of donations we had shipped home.  Soon, we had an additional 11 large boxes of donated items from a thrift store to add to the dozen or more bags of clothing that caring friends had already donated. 

 PRAISE GOD most of the needs which were presented while on the trip have been provided for:

- Additional water storage in the village
- A well for Pastor Remise’s church in the wilderness
- Renovations & solar refrigeration for the medical clinic
- the last days of our trip, we connected with CHAPIN LIVING WATERS  who  sold us 10 bucket drip irrigation & a ¼ acre drip irrigation kits for 80% off retail!! Just enough for Jon to start experimenting with drip irrigation thru the dry season.
Travel to South Sudan - Nov. 29 – Jan 21
Since our return we have been waiting on the Lord, seeking His daily bread, & asking Him to order our steps in the days ahead.  We are having a yardsale to raise needed funds for the upcoming trip & friends are donating their unwanted items to help with the cause.

This trip is important in more ways than we can express. We have much to bring with us and Jon will train others in installation and use of drip irrigation to grow food in the dry season for the first time. God has put it on our hearts to listen to the people, hear their stories & as He builds relationships, look to God together for all He has.


Prayers for the upcoming trip -  Nov. 29 – Jan 21

$4000  We have our airfare & got the cheapest rate ever!!

$2000 Travel to & from South Sudan (Visa’s for Uganda $400 South Sudan $300, etc.)

$1000 $200 Needed supplies for us of food & kitchen supplies, duffle bags for donations, additional luggage, malaria prevention,  solar flashlights, probiotics, toilet paper, & more.

$1000 Anti venom injection & anti venom extractor kits that need to go over on this trip (in 2014 to 2015 at least 10 people needlessly died of snake bites in the surrounding community) 

$3000  $1000 for obligations back home for the next 3 months

4 extra bags for $FREE God DID provide just what is needed or make a way for the extra donation baggage to be waved.

>>>That God will touch hearts & lives in South Sudan for His Kingdom through discipleship/realtionships, divine appointments, & sharing God’s blessings. 

>>>>Most of all that we would listen to & learn from the people & that God’s Spirit would unite our hearts in Him.

Clinging to the One Who holds all things in His hands,
Roger, Patty, Jon & Emma

Operation Nehemiah Missions website

To Donate on the website:

 scroll to the bottom & Choose "option #2 "

Mail checks to Operation Nehemiah PO Box 2401, Plainville, MA 02762