Benjamin and Carla*, DOVE Missions Africa workers, had a vision to bring water to a village in northeastern Kenya. The water would be useful to the community in many ways. In particular, Benjamin and Carla desired to start a vocational and missions training program. As the river was one kilometer away from the village, a trench was dug and a pump installed. At first, the pump did not work, and community members believed this was due to witchcraft. Benjamin insisted that was not the case—and prayed. The very next day, another pump was brought. By afternoon, water was moving. Villagers were shocked to hear water entering the tank. If there had been any witchcraft planted against the project, it was overcome. The name of the Lord was victorious once again.
Six sewing machines and a trainer are now ready to jumpstart the empowerment that is part of the initiative for vocational training in the village.
*Not their real names
New ways to train international leaders
Dave and Alissa Smith, from DOVE Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, have been missionaries with YWAM Furnace in Tauranga, New Zealand, for the last five years. With New Zealand keeping their borders closed to international travel, the Smiths have adapted to the changing circumstances by creating new platforms for physical and online training. Dave and Alissa began a three-month leadership internship to train young leaders for sustainable long-term missions. People from four nations have been trained through this new approach. Please pray for strategies for the Smiths to continue to find novel and fruitful ways of ministering in the current climate.
Over one hundred golfers came to support missions at DMI’s eighth annual golf tournament. Through the support of local businesses and individuals, funds were raised to support world missions. Thanks to all who participated.
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