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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Whole Story

Some of you may want to know the story about why we are returning to South Africa. Well, it really all started when we left South Africa the first time. We loved our time there and really fell in love with the shelter and the children of South Africa. We truly felt like God was leading us away from there at that time, but we knew that we would always be involved with South Africa in one way or another.

When we returned to the states I (Lincoln) felt like God wanted us to work stateside to help support the Lighthouse Children's Shelter and missions in general. We pursued several options that would allow us to work with missions stateside, but nothing was a good fit. So, I went back to work as an electrician, figuring that I could just make a decent living and we would support missions with our own money.

Over time we came to the realization that we needed to multiply our efforts. We knew that we could give a little bit of money to missions, or we could invest in a way that would allow others to get the vision and become personally involved in missions.

So, I presented an idea to our pastors at Red Rocks Church. I told them that we would pay for them to go to South Africa with me if they would be willing to bring back what they learned and present it to the church. At that first meeting I was honest with them that I had an ulterior motive of getting them to support the shelter, either financially, or with regular missions trips. Basically I wanted to foster a relationship between Red Rocks Church and the shelter.

So, in February 2009 we took that trip. They caught the vision more than I could have possibly hoped.

The first day I took the pastors to the squatter camp of Freedom Park where we took food to terminally ill AIDS patients and prayed with them. A few nights later we were all up at 2 in the morning, not able to sleep because of jet lag, talking about Freedom Park. They told me that all three of them felt that God was leading them to send our family back to Africa. Pastor Shawn said that as they were in Freedom Park he kept thinking that he will never be able to help those people, but they can send our family to help them. They said that it was clear that I was made to be there in South Africa. Which is cool, because that's exactly how I feel. I enjoy my job as an electrician, but I don't feel like it is my purpose.

So, for now Red Rocks Church is going to do their best to support our family, but we will still be raising support for additional expenses and a ministry budget. If you would like to support us, send us an email (JennyLincoln@hotmail.com) letting us know you are interested and we'll contact you with where to send support.


  1. Wow, Jenny and Lincoln, God is really moving in your lives. It's exciting to see how things are shaping up in His time for His glory.

    I know Jenny through the Sonlight Couch 2 5K forums.

    Looking forward to seeing how things shape up as He sends you out!

  2. Ok, that is just AWESOME! God's moving is so amazing. I look forward to the updates on your move!