Kevin and Bonnie Oberg
Prayer Letter/Ministry Update
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OBERG UPDATE -- BURKINA FASO / USA — APRIL 2013
It’s birthday time again in the Oberg house! Each year we do a newsletter that features our kiddos at the time when they all turn a year older. We know God has a great plan for our kids, and we thank you for praying for them! Here’s an update:
Daniel (9th grade) is a hardworking freshman! It’s been a challenging year for him and he’s pulled through it well. He enjoys playing video games, making music videos, rooting for the Seahawks, and is studying the drivers manual to hopefully get his permit soon! Jacob (7th grade) loves being outside and has been a big help with projects around the house this year. He plays on his drum set every chance he gets and is also a Seahawk fan. He also loves riding his bike, skateboarding, and shooting his BB guns and arrows. Abby (5th grade) is our country girl and is loving living in the country this year (and helping out with Aunt Mary’s puppies next door!). She loves to read and has recently discovered the fun of keeping in touch with family and friends with email. Emma (3rd grade) is still our little princess, but loves her cowboy boots as well! She loves drawing and anything artistic. She spends many hours playing American Girl dolls and Littlest Pet Shop with Abby. We are SO blessed! God has given us 4 children who love Him. We count it a joy to be chosen to be the parents of these precious ones and pray that God will work powerfully in their lives.
ALL AFRICA FIELD FORUM! In the past, each country has held their own field forum every year for renewal, teaching, strategy, fellowship, and encouragement. This year, the Africa region is holding a special All-Africa Forum which will bring Alliance teams in Africa together in one location for the first time ever! It will be a time of team building and spiritual renewal.
We are going to gather in Spain in November—this is the best option financially, even less expensive than holding this forum on the African continent. However, the cost of airfare is still the biggest obstacle, and we are praying that God will provide beyond what we could ever imagine to see this conference take place. Please PRAY with us for this conference—that God will prepare the hearts of those attending, that all the details will come together, that those ministering to us will be led by Him as they prepare for our time together, and that finances will not hinder anyone from being able to come. (If you feel led to help our family attend this conference, you can contribute in the following ways: By Mail—(you can send a check to The C&MA address listed in the financial section below with “All-Africa Forum/Oberg” written in the memo) or Online - Go to https://secure.cmalliance.org/give/ to enter your donation. In order to assure your donation is coded towards our additional conference expense, in the space provided, copy & paste the following: “All-Africa Forum / Oberg“ Then click give now and follow the instructions.)
We thank all of you who will be praying in the coming months for this conference and for those who will give towards seeing this event take place. We will give you updates as we move towards this event and further items for prayer as the logistics all come together.
Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer
PRAISE N PRAY—THIS WEEK
1-Thanks for praying us through tour! We’re almost at the end (other than a few trips in May/June) and we’ve been so blessed!
2-We hear good reports from the 90th celebration in Burkina—thanks for praying! It was very encouraging for all those involved.
3-Praising God for the election of our new national church president for the Burkina C&MA. Please pray for Thomas Traore as he moves into this new role. (He has been serving as the Ouaga district president in recent years.)
4-Please PRAY for comfort for Pastor Solomon and his family in Temetemesso. We received word that his 13-month-old daughter died at the beginning of March. This is the second child that they have lost.
5-Please continue to PRAY for our Mali colleagues-that God would lead each one in their ministries and that many people would come to Christ during these uncertain days.
6-PRAY for the rest of the evangelism season in the Kenedougou, that many would choose Jesus!
7-Please continue to pray for our family as we push hard to finish school by the end of this month.
Updated: April 20, 2013
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