Saturday, June 15, 2019

Aidan & Ruth

Praise be to the Father that HE has allowed multiple opportunities for me to be obedient in sharing the good news. I have been able to share my story, the parable of the lost sheep, creation to Christ, and some verses.

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to talk with my new friend Ruth. I shared with her the full good news in depth along with my story and another story of how God was faithful in my friend’s life. She seemed to be intensely listening but when I finished I asked her what she thought of some things and she just said “that is good for you and your belief” and showed little to no interest in anything I had shared. This was discouraging to me and then I recalled Isaiah 55:11.

 So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

God will accomplish what He wills and HIS Word will not return void. Even after sharing and seeing no fruit I can be encouraged to trust that He is working for HIS glory more than I ever could be and I can trust in the promises of HIS Word. My Father is glorified through my obedience to share and it is up to HIM to open eyes and soften hearts.

Please pray for follow up opportunities with those we have shared with. Pray that Ruth would see our God as the way, the truth, and the life. Please pray for my team, that we would not be discouraged but encouraged, and that we would trust deeply in Christ who promises to work all things for HIS glory.

Ex & Ev
Southeast Asia

Friday, June 14, 2019

Visit with Team Romania

We are loving getting to spend time with and serve alongside the Nehemiah Teams Romania teams this week! They are doing an awesome job of ministry and God answered big prayers today by sending almost 300 kids to the village outreach this afternoon in a new, nearby village! Pray for NT Romania this summer as they serve here in Bod and the surrounding villages!

-Tyler & Wallis Faught w/ Team Romania

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Work & fellowship in Uganda

Girls working in the garden
It’s been a busy, fun, work day! The girls got to do some work in the garden, the guys worked on some construction projects and all had a full afternoon of language. We ended the day with Church at our house.
Guys working on construction projects

We had the privilege of hosting a team of 8 college students from North Greenville University who where working with our ministry partner in Kaabong. It was great to worship & share a meal with like minded believers. It sure was a treat!

House church
-Bush Missionary Team

Meet the Team: Explorer & Evangelist

These are the Ex & Ev teams that will be traveling around SE Asia sharing the good news to people in hard to reach places.
Team 1
Team Leader: 

My name is Tyler and I’m from McCool, Mississippi.  I attend Blue Mountain College.  A fun fact about me is that I can eat 15 chocolate chip cookies in one sitting.

My name is Chase, I am from Stonewall, Louisiana. I just graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. A fun fact about me is that I am obsessed with research about anything and I am a photographer!

My name is Bryce and I am from Tupelo, Mississippi. I attend Mississippi College and am a Biology Pre-Med major. A fun fact is I used to have a pet chinchilla.

Team 2
Team Leader: 
I’m Jenna I am from the University of Delaware and have lived in Delaware most of my life. A fun fact about me as that I am a Latin dancer and love to Salsa dance.

My name is Aidan. I am from Southside Birmingham, AL. I just graduated UAB with a BS in Public Health and Global Studies, Blaze on! My freestyle rap game is strong.

My name is Morgan and I am from Marion, AR. I attend Ouachita Baptist University. A fun fact about me is that I love to run.

My name is Matt, and I am from Greenwood, AR, and I attend the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. A fun fact about me is that I was a wrestler in High School.

Team 3
L to R: Hilton, Kimberly, Tali, Translator, Olivia

Team Leader
Hilton: I am from MS where the pine trees grow taller than the mountains. I currently attend the University of Mississippi. In the 11th grade I broke my face in a baseball game spent the night in the ER and still went to prom the next day.

Kimberly: I live in TN and I attend Union University, I have one more year of nursing school there. A fun fact is that I am bi-lingual in a South-East Asian language.
Tali: I live in Knoxville, Tennessee and I attend the University of Tennessee. I like to do cartwheels wherever I find flat ground.
Olivia: I am from LA and I go to Louisiana Tech University. A fun fact is that I was a gymnast for eighteen years.

Please lift up our team as we go out to share good news with the people in our area of Southeast Asia. Lift up the hearts of the people, so they would be softened and ready to hear the Gospel.

Ex & Ev Media

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nurse 2 Nurse checking in

As the field supervisor was checking in on the Nurse 2 Nurse team, he asked how their day went. These were their responses:
Today’s day was...
Andie- fruitful
Ravin - divinely appointed
Lizzy - encouraging
Ella - blessing
Victoria - exciting
Eliz - joyful

We spent some time in the morning mapping places around us and met a few people interested in meeting up for coffee. The English club was such an encouragement and looking forward to getting to know the students. Definitely a very good day. PTL!

-Nurse 2 Nurse Team
Southeast Asia

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Team Leader Training... my perspective

I really have no words for how this last week of team leader (TL) training and orientation went. I came into the week not really expecting to bond with any other team leaders besides the ones going to Romania — but the Father had other plans. There were around 50 TLs that arrived Monday to the Alabama training site, representing many states and heading to 18 countries for the summer.

You’d think that with so many differences in personality and backgrounds, it would be hard to find common ground between us all. But it’s not. We have Someone uniting us all in a desire to reach the nations for His glory. When you think about that, you can easily see why we get so close (metaphorically AND physically!) in such a short time. I think that’s an aspect of serving alongside others that doesn’t often get recognized — and I’ve always felt like serving with others is a pressure-cooker environment for relationships. This can be positive or negative, and I’m happy to let y’all know it was all positive for us last week.
Team Romania