June 2016 Report
Maynard Mission Report June 2016
Horton Chapel Church of Christ
I am sorry you are receiving this report a few days late. We thank God that all is going well on the farm this month. The corn is nearing harvest time and soon our days will be filled with that task. Our new cow house is coming along and we are looking forward to the finished product.
Pictures of the old cow house and construction of the new are at the bottom.
The new layers are two months away from beginning to lay pictures are at the bottom.
We welcomed new teammates at the beginning of this month, Todd and Susan Storks. We are thankful to have them here and are looking forward to serving the Kingdom together.
VBS was held at Kisongo Kanisa la Kristo the last week of June. The topic this year was Paul and the women covered 4 stories on 4 different nights. Each night brought more children and they topped out around 100. Anna, Susan, Haley, and Tiffany have been great teammates so that the 3 VBS’s this month have run smoothly and been fun for everyone.
However, in true Africa fashion everything couldn’t go without a hitch. On the second night of VBS Justin and Daudi literally had to rip the door handles off the front door and kick the door in so that we could enter the building. Here, if it isn’t one thing it is always another. But, it makes for good stories.
We have had the privilege of having Avery Hackney in our home for the last week. He is here from the States doing personal evangelism in Njiro Chini. Last week one of his studies resulted in the woman choosing to be baptized. We are thankful for Avery’s visit and his work for the Kingdom.
The Gaines family has moved in with us for the next week until they return home to the States. They have fulfilled their three year commitment. Although we have only worked together for six or so months they have been wonderful friends and teammates. We truly hate to see them go but wish them the best in the Lord’s work they will be doing in Kentucky. However, if they change their minds at the last minute to stay in Africa you won’t see complaints from us. 🙂
Again, we are sorry this report is so late. Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement for the work here. We are happy to report Cy Stafford has finished his final round of chemo! Mungu ni mwema. He will have a final bone marrow biopsy at the end of this month. Please keep this procedure in your prayers and pray it will find his cancer in remission. Lord willing, we will leave for furlough August 25th. We look forward to seeing all of you and sharing with y’all the Lord’s work in Tanzania.
We hope you all had a wonderful and safe Independence Day!