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Nathan & Carrie Radford March Update

April 8, 2008

The Radfords on their Wedding Day

Dear Praying Friends,

Another month has come and passed so quickly, and we hope that this update finds each of you doing well and busier than ever in service to our Lord. This update will share current prayer requests, as well as ministry updates.

We are very busy now in churches reporting about the ministries in Kitale. We also are doing our best to visit and keep up with any individuals who are interested in our ministries. Even though it is very tiring, we  now that our labour for the Lord is not in vain, even in a time of reporting during our furlough.  One of my favorite verses is 1 Corinthians 15:58, which states, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” What an encouragement this verse is to us, as we know that nothing we do for the Lord is in vain, including the time in the States to raise the needed funds for our ministry.

We do have a DVD of our ministry available, so if you would like a copy, please email us in response to this update and we will be sure to send one to you free of charge. We wish to thank each person and church for
their interest in the work in Kenya. We are thankful for the funds that we have received recently, but are still in need of around 200 dollars per month, as some previous support has ceased. We are trusting the Lord for these needed funds, and are waiting on the Lord’s timing. Psalms 31:15a states “My times are in thy hand…” May we ever be faithful to wait on the Lord, and trust Him to provide in His plan and time. 

Please pray for my wife, as she is now very near to her delivery date. We are hoping and praying that all goes well this month, and that our child would be born without any problems and with good health. We are very excited, but also we desire to be faithful to the Lord in raising our child. We have an exciting opportunity ahead of us, and please pray for us and our new parental responsibilities. 1 Samuel 1:27 says “For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him.” We are certainly
praying for our daughter, even while she is still in the womb, and so thankful that the Lord has blessed us
with a new addition to the family this month, Lord willing.

Please pray for our ministries while we are away. Both the prison and hospital ministries seem to be doing well and having no problems, so we are thankful for this. Please pray for the nationals that are overseeing  the ministries in our absence, that they would remain faithful to the Lord and desire to serve Him.

That is all the current news from Kenya. Please continue to pray for us, and we thank the Lord for each one who calls, sends a card, or writes a word of encouragement. Philippians 1:3 says “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,” and we certainly thank the Lord for your prayers, support, and interest in our ministry. We could not do this work without your help. May God bless you richly in 2008. 

In Kenya,
Nathan & Carrie Radford
naterad [at] yahoo.com

For Ministry Donations:
Pastor George Sledd
BFM Treasurer
P.O. Box 471280
Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280

Nathan & Carrie at the prison in Kitale for Christmas 2006.

*The prayer requests in green were highlighted by Sarah.  Please don’t use them as an excuse to skim the letter!  They’re just to highlight the things to pray for!  :o)  Thanks! 

Sheridan & Anita Stanton March Update

April 4, 2008
Dear Friends,
       As many of you can imagine, furlough for Anita and I has taken a different course than that which we had planned.  Usually furlough time for missionaries is a harried and always busy time trying to visit and share the work all of the supporting churches.  I had my plans all ready making appointments, getting directions and filling in the calendar.  But God had bigger plans for us!  In His grace and provision He allowed Anita and I to be in the United States when we discovered that she had breast cancer.   We know that He has allowed this in our lives in order to teach us some new lessons about Him and how to better minister to others; for this is our calling in life! 
     We still hope to be able to visit churches and share of His great love for the Peruvian people that we have come to love so dearly.  But how much visiting we will be able to do will depend upon whether Anita will be feel well enough to travel.  I don’t like to travel without her because it is like giving only a partial presentation of our ministry together in Peru.  However, there may be some week-ends where that will be the only solution.  In most cases I will be able to give only short notice of a possible visit because, so far, we don’t know from one day to the next how she will feel.
     So many of you have sent cards, e-mails, and phone calls that have been of such encouragement to us.  Several have brought meals to the house for which we are very grateful!  We thank all of you for your sincere expressions of love and concern for Anita.  We know that you are praying because we have felt God’s presence in our lives more intensely than ever before.  Thank you for your prayers and please continue to lift us up before the Throne of Grace!  We still have a long road ahead and we really do need your prayers.
     Anita had her first chemo treatment on March the 28th.  The day of chemo and the following day she had no negative signs at all and we thought “wow, this isn’t going to be so bad!”  But then Sunday the 30th came and she was one very sick lady!  Fatigue, nausea, cramps and sleeplessness seem to be the main symptoms so far.  She is so brave, and in the midst of all this she rejoices in the Lord!   We are learning what to expect in the future rounds of chemo.  She will have six chemo treatments in total; each one being three weeks apart.  Please Pray!
     So many of our dear friends in Peru have called and written.  Many of the women consider Anita their “mother in the faith.”  The reports are all good; most of the works have reported a good month for March.  We keep them informed in Spanish as we do our dear friends here in the States in English.  Please feel free to write or call.  We love you all and hope to have the opportunity to see you sometime within the next six months. 
Trusting and resting in HIM,
Sheridan and Anita Stanton

The Stantons

The Tate Family’s Website

Our newest missionaries, the Tate family, have a website now! 
I strongly encourage you to go and visit their little corner of cyberspace.  Be prepared to shed tears of joy for the sacrifice they have made for the glory of God.  It’s very touching. 
You will find a lot of news, letters, pictures, and more…
Keep them in your prayers!  4/5 of them have already been bit by the malaria bug (pray that little Amy doesn’t get it!). 

www.TatesInAfrica.com
Be sure to click on “Visit Our Virtual Space” in the upper right corner. 

The Tate Family

Anita Stanton’s First Chemo Treatment

From Friday, 3/28

Hey everybody,
Anita had her first chemo treatment this morning and did very well. No
sickness. We arrived at the hospital at 8:25AM and left at 1:15PM. She had
a light lunch and so far no sickness, just a little tired (she didn’t sleep
Thursday night!!). Thank you for your prayers, cards, e-mails, and phone
calls. We love you all.

Sheridan

Anita Treatment

Send them a note of encouragement at sestantonperu [at] terra.com.pe!