Randy and Deanna Harrison

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


(This newsletter was sent out with lots of pictures. If you want to get the original with the pictures, please write us at randyanddeannaharrison@gmail.com).

Dear family and friends,
This week is exams week at FATEAC. The end of one semester and then beginning a new semester. Teaching at the West Africa Alliance Seminary keeps us pretty tied down to Abidjan. However, every once in a while, we get the privilege of traveling and visiting other African countries.
This last semester we were blessed to visit Burkina Faso, Guinea and Kenya. Randy taught seminars on the Holy Spirit with national pastors in Burkina and Guinea. We sent pictures of the Burkina seminar in a previous newsletter, so now you get to see the Guinean pastors at their seminar.

It was especially fun to catch up with some of our former FATEAC students while in Guinea.

At the mayor’s office for the civil ceremony.

Our time in Burkina was wonderful. Our trip to Guinea was amazing. However, I have to confess that Kenya was the high point of all our traveling this semester, and the reason is not too hard to figure out. We went to Kenya to have Christmas with our daughter and son-in-law and their precious family, who serve in East Africa.
We arrived in Africa in 1979, and this was our first time to do a safari. You name it, we saw it: zebras, gazelles, antelope, hippos, elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas (a face only a mother could love!), wildebeests, wart hogs, ostriches, rhinos and more—all running wild and free against a back drop of savannah and mountains. It was absolutely breathtaking.

The whole family on the marker between Masaii Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Our grandson Moses checking out an elephant with his safari hat and safari vest he got for Christmas.

Daddy pointing out a giraffe to our granddaughter, Celeste.

After the safari at Masai Mara, we joined two single ladies who work with Peter and Christy’s organization and rented an AirBnB to celebrate Christmas. This Nana’s heart was pretty full getting to spend a week playing with Moses and Celeste beside the beautiful Naivasha Lake.

Hanging with Peter and Christy wasn’t too bad either, especially since they did most of the cooking!

While at Naivasha, we went hiking at Hell’s Gate National park.

Seriously, words cannot express our gratefulness for being able to spend quality time with Christy and Peter. We stand amazed at their passion and zeal for their work in East Africa, both in health and peace building.
I’ll end this letter with Revised Deanna Version (RDV) of Proverbs 23:24:
The father and mother of righteous children have great joy; The parents who have wise sons and daughters rejoice in them.

My apologies to all you Bible translators out there!
Deanna and Randy Harrison

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Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Please pray for our last 8 months in Cote d'Ivoire before we return to the US.
1. Pray for inspiration as we transform our residential class material into modular courses.
2. Pray as we teach these courses in September and early October that we will be able to teach effectively and work out the kinks to be able to come back and continue teaching them each year.
3. Pray for travel and teaching seminars in Abidjan, Yamoussoukro and Dakar, Senegal on the power of the Holy Spirit in missions and evangelism.
Randy and Deanna

Côte D'Ivoire


Updated: February 13, 2019

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