January 2024 – Ministry Update

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23

20 years!


This year marks our 20th anniversary. Twenty years of ministry in India, Nepal, Cuba, Uganda, and in the inner city of Montgomery. The Lord has shown us and taught us so many things. He has put us in uncomfortable situations, led us to some amazing places and extraordinary
people, and allowed us to witness some crazy things. It has been a journey of grace and, in every step, He has shown Himself faithful. As we reflect back on these last 20 years, we stand in complete amazement. We never in a million years could have imagined the life the Lord would lead us to when we took that step of faith all those years ago. We never thought we were capable…and guess what? We’re not! The whole thing is a testament to the Lord’s
faithfulness. We’re so glad we said yes to Him!


Over the next months, we’ll be highlighting some events and stories from the last 20 years…it should be fun to dig back through the archives and reminisce. In the meantime, here’s a few
old photos of the early years.

CUBA

 

We have several missions planned this Spring to Cuba. Things are still pretty much the same which isn’t good. We are still taking in supplies of food, personal hygiene items, and medicine on each visit. It is helpful that I’m able to order some of these things from the “Cuba Costco” but I will say that it is very expensive to do so because most of the items are imported. For example, a jar of peanut butter is $16 and a box of Tide laundry detergent is $57.

 

We are also still waiting to see when Yaili will have surgery to remove the pituitary tumor. We’re thinking maybe the end of February or early March. We have been helping her with her medical bills as much as we can. Our plan is to go to Miami when she has the surgery.

 

If you’d like to contribute to the Cuba Costco fund or Yaili’s medical bills, please send a check to: PO Box 242205 Montgomery, AL 36124, or click the donate now button. Thank you for supporting us and our Cuban brothers and sisters.

INDIA

 

Jeff is also planning on a mission to India to meet up with Jiwan and see how the construction is coming along on the churches. We sent the funds to Jiwan from the proceeds of the golf tournament via a friend who was going to India in December ’23. Jeff’s thinking he may go later this year…after the monsoons. It will be good to see Jiwan again and visit our old stomping grounds.

As we think back over these last 20 years, we can’t help but remember YOUR faithfulness to the Lord. The way you’ve supported us financially, and with your prayers and concern, how you supplied food for a food pantry, coats and blankets for the homeless, boots to keep the leaches off church planters, bikes, motorcycles, bibles, you name it….if we’ve asked; you’ve helped! So many lives have been changed forever because of your generosity. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!


So, let’s look forward with assurance that the Lord has more for us to do and a plan to do it! All eyes on King Jesus!


Jeff & Trudy

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April 2024 – Ministry Update

We had two great missions to Cuba and so many great stories of how the Lord prepared the way and provided. We love it when we can share with you what others on the mission have to say about working in Cuba. Greg Pinkham and Dwayne Hughes, both on their first mission

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March 2024 – Ministry Update

“Because of our confidence in Christ’s love we dared much and because of our love for Christ we did much.” Charles Spurgeon This month we’re preparing two teams to head to Havana. The first team from Centerpoint Fellowship Church in Prattville leaves March 14th with lots of supplies for our

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February 2024 – Ministry Update

God has given gifts to each of you…manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you. 1 Peter 4:10  From Cuba Yaili is doing well after having brain surgery on the 5th to remove a pituitary tumor. We all agreed that it would be better for her to

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