P.S. From The Maxwells

Phil & ShannonMaxwell Serving in Niger, West Africa

Maxwell Ministries 5432 Theresa Way, Livermore, CA 94550 maxwellministries@comcast.net

September 2013

He Provides

This summer was a testimony to our family of how God provides for our needs.
As we anticipated a couple of months out of Niger back in January, little did we know how much we would need that rest—after facing a flood, moving schools, churches, power outages and increased security in the city—we were in need of some rest, outside of Africa.

“ . . .put your hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
I Timothy6:17

Many prayers of ours were answered, as God provided, through some of you, the funds to make our trip to the US possible. We were thankful for the great airfare, smooth connections and accommodations when we arrived in the US. God provided, a home with a pool, to house sit for one week and a beautiful cabin in the mountains of California, for another week. Perfect retreats for our tired family. He also made available vehicles for us to use while both in GA and CA.

While in both Georgia and California, God provided, opportunities for us to share in small groups about our work in Niger. To fellowship with two of our supporting churches, to make new friends, to meet with old friends and to have a couple of opportunities to pray with men and women who care for the needs of our family and the people of Niger.

Our time in California, with Shannon ‘s parents, was full. While with them we were able to visit many special places and people. Treasured moments were had for the boys with grandparents, and with Shannon and her uncle who went to be with Jesus just a week after our arrival back in Niger.

We are very thankful that God provided people to care for our house in Niger while we were away. No small job with power outages, bills to be paid and a dog to be fed.

Since returning we have been able to reflect on how grateful we were for the time we had to reconnect, rest, tour sites and eat a few fast food burgers. SMILE!

Phil and Micah helped several afternoons on the school campus; it is coming back together with several new improvements. The dining hall roof has been raised, tile put in and now a stucco finish. The library has been moved back on campus and ready to seve the students.

The Work Continues

Even as we prepare to travel to the US for the summer we want to remind you that the work continues here in Niger. Please continue to pray for the national churches that they will be disciplined in reading God’s word and living its truth. For evangelisim and discipleship that is taking place even in this hard & difficult land. For the health of the children at the orphanage, for new missionaries arriving to serve in the midst of security issues and power outages. That the school will be moved back to its campus quickly, with the help of many teams and remaining staff.

God’s work will continue!

Noah and Micah shared their gifts participating in a school musical. Micah sang in his lead role as Genie and Noah monitored the sound.

Prayer Notes

*Pray for the electrical and water situation in Niamey, this seems to be a political problem—for over two weeks we have had poor electricity—running on generator for hours at a time. The nights are especially difficult.

*Pray for the security issues that Niamey has been having related to war and terrorist activity in the neighboring countries of Mali and Nigeria.

*This week we leave for a time in the United States. Please be in prayer for travel safety and rest when we are home. Travel dates: June 10– Aug. 10

*Pray for funding for our trip back to the US, medical insurance and fall tuition for the boys schooling.

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