Melville newsletter – March 2007

 

As is always the case, the New Year starts and before you know it, Easter is just down the road!  Maybe more than normal for us this year, 2007 already seems to be flashing by.  Here is the latest news for your prayers:

 

School

As we said in our last letter, while Graham was in Zambia in November, he found a school for the children but we are having problems enrolling them.  The deposit to secure their places was returned by the school’s bank but to date we have been unable to find out why this was the case.  Please pray that we can sort this out and ensure that they have places for the next school year.

 

Support

Praise God we are now in a much stronger position with approximately 60% of our required total. This now includes our home church pledge.

 

Timing

Timing has become an important issue for us as we will need to apply for our reentry permits (to allow us to maintain our green cards and reenter the United States) in good time before leaving for the UK and then Zambia (we are going to our nephew’s wedding and visiting with family and friends en route to Africa).  This means that we need to have all our support in place and be confident of a summer departure by the end of May – that is only three months away!

 

Website

We have started a website that provides information about Zambia and gives links to all our previous newsletters - http://www.melvillesworld.com/zambia.  Do check it out and let us know what you think!

 

Action Zambia team

As we write, a couple of the families who are part of the ACTION team out in Zambia are about to start periods of home leave.  This includes the Ripleys from our church, West Hills Community Church in Morgan Hill and it will be great to spend some time with them here.  Do pray for rest, good times of fellowship and preparation for returning to serve on the field.

 

As always we send our love and thank you whole-heartedly for our support and friendship,

Graham, Sarah, Philip & Rachel

 

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