E-mail Edition - February 7, 2004
Q. WHAT DOES MINDY HAVE IN COMMON WITH JIM NABORS?
A. They're both singing, "Back Home Again in Indiana."
Many of you know that we have been planning to be in the US for the summer of
2004, while the Bible training center here is out of session. The intent has
been for Mindy to go back a little earlier (about a month) and return a
little later than Kevin to put in time as a medical assistant, thus helping
us out financially.
That was the old plan. The new plan is similar; we've just changed "a little
earlier" to "quite a bit earlier." To be more specific, Mindy went back to
the US late last week, and returned to work in Louisville, KY, earlier this
Granted, spending three-and-a-half months apart is not the ideal situation,
but it was brought about by a realistic look at our economic plight, and our
desire to return to Mozambique in the fall of this year in a much more
financially sound position. It isn't always easy to know whether to keep
waiting or to take action. In this case, after a lot of waiting and praying
for wisdom, we decided that the new plan appeared more advantageous than the
old one (and there sure weren't any complaints from Mindy's family and
friends when they heard she was on her way).
No doubt this period will bring back memories of when we were dating, a good
deal of which was spent with Kevin in Africa and Mindy in Indiana, and a lot
of lovey-dovey mushiness (including a marriage proposal) was exchanged via
AOL's Instant Messenger.
There is still hopeful anticipation that the day will come in which the only
mention of finances in our newsletters will be an address for donations
buried in the bottom corner in almost microscopic print.
TIME TO FIX OUR EYES ON OUR PUPILS
At long last, a fresh batch of eager Bible students are arriving for the
start of classes next week. These Mozambican preachers and church leaders
will go through an in-depth, well-rounded study of God's word over the next
Kevin will be teaching New Testament Overview, Basic Bible Doctrines, The
Church, and General Epistles (James; 1 and 2 Peter; 1, 2, and 3 John; and
Jude). Other classes they'll be taking include Bible Study Methods, Old
Testament Overview, Life of Christ, and Acts. It's an intense program with a
lot of information in a short time, but the students know they're not here to
More information about our program and our mission in general can be read in
the coming April edition of Horizons magazine. Mozambique is the feature for
that month, and some GNA members have submitted articles at their request.
YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE READ THE FOLLOWING THREE OR FOUR TIMES
Have we mentioned that we'll be in the US during the coming summer, and that
we'd love to be your featured missionaries for VBS, church camp, or any other
We have a decent spate of commitments made since the last Mozam' Beacon, but
there's room for plenty more. If you're interested, please send an e-mail to:
With thanks for you continued prayers and support,
Kevin and Mindy