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April 2005
Dear Friends in Christ,
Once again we write to tell you how blessed we are by such an amazing God who has proven Himself faithful to us in every time of need.
Our son Micah has been interested in flying for some time and was excited when God provided the way for him to take his first flying lesson. The flight instructor was a very kind man who let Micah fly most of the time. Ken watching from the ground, was probably just as excited as Micah was flying the plane.
As many of you know from our prayer e-mails, Shelby took a break from chemo-therapy. We took her to a doctor in Tulsa, Oklahoma named Dr. Joel Robbins. Dr. Robbins recommended us trying radiation therapy along with a diet plan he gave us. We spent a total of 2 weeks in Oklahoma and thoroughly enjoyed it. Dr. Robbins and all of his staff are strong Christians and were very kind to us our whole stay. Please continue to keep Shelby in your prayers. She has lost a significant amount of weight, so we are working hard on getting that back up.
Many of you may remember in our last newsletter we mentioned O.S.M.'s financial support was low. Praise the Lord, the response was a blessing and has given us peace of mind at a time we really need it. Pastor Santos' monthly support is now secure and the schools in Haiti are taken care of for the time being. We were even able to catch up on a few missed paychecks. The Lord is so faithful to provide even above what we had asked. We are so grateful for each of you for the outpouring of love to our family through this difficult time. What a mighty God we serve!!
Because of Christ,
The Kennedy Family
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." Colossians 3:4
Sweet Field Report
"Heartily" is the perfect word to describe the work that took place in the Dorcas House this month. It resembled a sewing factory with busy hands measuring, cutting, and sewing curtains for the John 3:16 Church. God has provided an expert seamstress to give weekly sewing classes to the ladies. Not only is the Dorcas House used for sewing, but we also meet there for our weekly ladies' Bible study.
The vegetable gardens are green and growing. Several families are enthusiastically caring for their plots, anticipating an abundant harvest. Working with these families is giving us an opportunity to build deeper friendships.
Pastor Santos and the John 3:16 Church have been reaching out to evangelize a new "colonia", Villa Nueva. Recently the whole church spread through the streets inviting everyone to a weekend of services. The Word of God was preached and the church in Nava is growing.
We continue to be blessed by your faithful prayers and financial support.
Dana, Liz, Abe & Joanna