Monday, 21 November 2011

So Many Blessings- Brittney's Thoughts on Stateside 2011

What a journey it has been, traveling all around the states! We praise God for safe travels and encouraging visits.  It has been wonderful to get to spend time with many of you and uplift one another in the Lord. We are so excited that so many people are interested in the work we have been doing in Ghana and our starting of a new work in Cameroon. It is also encouraging to see the wonderful things that are happening in the states. Keep up the great work!
            We arrived in Missouri  August 12th, stayed in Fayette for a week, took off to circle the U.S. of A., and came back to Missouri in November. During our first 3 months we went from MO to OKC, OK to Albuquerque, NM to Ruidoso, NM to Keenesburg, CO to Belgrade/Bozeman, MT to Greely, CO back to OKC, OK to Morris, OK to NC to Washington DC to MD to PA to NYC, NY to Poughkeepsie, NY to VA to IN to Chicago, IL to Carbondale, IL back to MO. We slept on 18 different beds, covered over 11,000 miles, spent $1,248 in gas and $59.35 in toll fees. We stayed in 3 hotels, changed 4 tires on the car, and ate at a lot of fast food restaurants (and gained 9 pounds!). But it was time, money, and energy well spent. We are also thankful for our kids being such good traveling troopers.
In a nut shell, we have been blessed to be part of family camps, several personal and group Bible studies, youth programs, prayer groups, help in Christian schools, show several churches and various groups our presentation, speak at public schools about cultural differences,  go to the Cameroon Embassy in DC, help at a food pantry, visit family, and spend time with many Saints. Jeremiah also has been privileged to preach several times. We thank you all for giving us the opportunity to serve while we were with you. Thank you also for “stimulating us to love and good deeds.”

            We still have one more out-of-state trip to make. We will be speaking at Putnam City Church of Christ in Oklahoma on December 4th. We also have several different speaking dates and activities left in Missouri. If you would like for us to speak where you are or be part of an outreach program in your community please let us know. I thought being in the states for 5 months before our big move would be a long time but now I am realizing that time is going by fast and our schedule has been pleasantly busy.
             Many people have asked us if we have been able to raise support. We are thankful that we have been given several one-time donations which should be enough for the basics for settling in Cameroon. However, we are still hoping to raise enough money to get our first mission vehicle as a married couple. So far, one Church of Christ said they would start supporting us once we got to Cameroon and another lady has started supporting us monthly. (Praise God!) We are only $600 a month under our monthly goal. If you are interested in supporting us let us know and we will send you a copy of our financial statement and needs.

              Thanks again for all you do for the Kingdom worldwide!  “Keep pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call in Christ Jesus.”

Serving the King of Kings,
Jeremiah, Brittney, Hannah, and Jonathan Hostetter

A Few Pictures for You All!

Jeremiah Teaching A Kids’ Class at Pennsylvania Family Camp

Princes and Princesses of King Jesus! Kids at PA Family Camp

Sharing about Ghana at Abingdon Middle School, where Bryson, Hannah’s Cousin, is a student.

 A Group of Spiritual Warriors: Brothers-in-law Attah, Binoy and Jeremiah in the NYC Subway. 

Here comes Mr. Llama! Fun times at a Safari Park.  

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