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Monday, March 16, 2009

About Us

We were married in 1996. Lincoln has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University and he is a master electrician. Jenny graduated from Rockford Master’s Commission in 1994, and she now homeschools their children. We currently have 3 kids, Madison is 9, Kyler is 6, and Kendi is 2. Our fourth child is due in August.  (Since the writing of this post, Isabel was born on August 6th.)

In early 2006 we moved our family to Rustenburg, South Africa to work at the Lighthouse Children’s Shelter. The Shelter cares for at risk children who have either lost their parents to the AIDS pandemic, or have been taken away from their parents due to abuse or neglect. From 2006 to 2007 we helped run the shelter, doing everything from taking children to doctors appointments, to administrating adoptions, to construction and maintenance.

We were also involved in mercy ministries in the squatter camp of Freedom Park on the outskirts of Rustenburg. In Freedom Park we visited patients in the final stages of AIDS, bringing them food and water and praying with them.

When we return in January 2010, we will continue to work at the shelter and will be focusing on the following areas of ministry. We will continue with mercy ministries and discipleship at Freedom Park. We will work hand in hand with the local YWAM missionaries that are involved in outreach to child run homes in the town of Phokeng. This ministry will involve providing food, housing, and life skills to children who have lost their parents to AIDS, and are currently raising themselves and their younger siblings. We will also host teams and individuals from the U.S. that want to work with us in any of the areas of our ministry.

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