2012 in Review

   Thank you for your prayers & support over this past year! We have been blessed to serve in many parts of the world this past year.

January we started out at the Missions Conference in California, spoke at supporting churches & met with many friends in California & Arizona.

February & March we were blessed to teach at CC Bible College in Peru. I taught the Pastoral Epistles & the Life of Christ while Brooke led a Women’s Bible Study.

  April I spent with Moses Ouni in Uganda helping with IBS seminar, discipling the church, surveying the property in Paidha & teaching how to make rocket stoves. Brooke hosted a Women’s Conference in Ames, Iowa.

  May we were in Honduras working at Rancho Oasis & teaching IBS.

  June Brooke took off for Uganda & Rwanda with 13 women to lead 2 Women’s Conferences & Children’s Outreach. I stayed in Iowa to begin prepping the house to paint.

  July we visited supporting churches in Kansas & West Virginia; ending the month back in Honduras with a small team from Britt Free Church.

  August traveled to Guatemala to work along side CC Guatemala & Servants 4 Him teaching IBS.

  September we traveled back to Uganda with a group from our home church in Des Moines, IA. After returning to the USA I headed to Costa Rica to work once again with the YWAM base in Guanacaste. Brooke taught a Women’s Retreat in Wisconsin.

  October began with Brooke teaching a Women’s Retreat in Minnesota. We  were blessed with the arrival of our 4th grand-child, Poema Aliza Beard, who was born in our home on the 14th. We had the family with us until the first of November. What a blessing to have the grand-kids running around awakening the home with life & joy!
Also the house was painted!

  November we taught an IBS seminar in Colorado Springs & spent most of the month packing up my father’s house in Lake Mills, Iowa. The last week I was off to CC Bible College Mexico in Ensenada to teach IBS for 2 weeks. What a blessing to be able to teach hungry hearts!

  December was used to move my father to Britt to live closer to us. We ended the month and year with a short trip to Mexico for some R&R.

  We are blessed & excited to see how this New Year unfolds! We continue to covet your prayers for God’s direction. There are many good things to do and  many requests for us to come along side to serve, so we are willing, available & ready to go where He says go! We are booked through March with many tentative plans thereafter.

   Please pray that the Lord will raise up 8 people to come along side us this year to serve in the GAP Discipleship ministry. We desire to see more people catch a vision for serving as missionaries to a lost and dying world in the USA, Central America, Mexico, Africa and beyond.
Enjoying His grace,
Wayne & Brooke


Uganda Missions Opportunity

Hello Everyone! 

We are writing to remind and ask all of you to please be praying for our mission trip in April 2013 to Uganda and consider going with us. 

As we shared in our last update, we have an amazing opportunity to lead a large youth conference in Lira, Uganda. It will involve 9-12 churches in the region and as many as 500 young people. It will be the first youth conference ever hosted in the area and the young people there are ripe for the harvest!! 

 However, we need hands and feet!! People to teach, help, lead worship, play sports etc..Brooke and I cannot do this one alone. Would you seriously pray about going and helping?? Would you pray about supporting someone else to go? Airline tickets for Uganda must be purchased 8-10 weeks in advance or they become very expensive. This means that we would need committed people by February 1, 2013 with airfare in hand. 

 We know God will bring the team if this is His will and time. All we can do is ask and pray. Please don't be fearful. Africa is an amazing trip and it will honestly change your life. So, pray and let us know if you are interested. Of course, if you have any questions, please get in touch with us. 

 Blessings during this CHRIST-mas season!!

Wayne & Brooke