Yes, you read that right ... the Foxes are coming to Niger!! No, not the animals ... the people! Jody & Sarah Fox and their 3 beautiful little girls have been approved by the IMB to be church planters among the Songhai in Niger. After being in contact with them for more than a year, the paperwork, applications, evaluations, meetings, votings, etc, etc & all else that goes into getting someone to the field have finally been completed!! We are so thrilled to add another family to our team!!
Jody & Sarah will attend training in Richmond, Virginia for 8 weeks beginning at the end of April & will arrive in Niger in July. Please pray for their family as they make preparations for leaving the States behind & moving overseas ... all the goodbyes, packing, purchasing, etc, etc!
In case you didn't know, the IMB's funds have been limited for the last couple of years & there have been many, many families who have not been able to come to the field due to lack of money. There have been other people group teams who have not had a new "face" to their team in years; no one to expand their efforts to share the Gospel among the lost. To say that Jody & Sarah are an answer to prayer is an understatement. We are absolutely beside ourselves that they have made it this far & are joining our team!!
Hopefully in the coming weeks we will be able to share a picture or 2 with you of them & be able to introduce you a little more to the Fox family!! In the mean time, just pray for them as they spend this next month saying goodbye to their friends & family and begin the journey with their 3 girls (5, 3, & 18 mos) to move to Niger. Anyone with small children knows how difficult it is to go on a vacation to the next state ... just imagine what a move across the ocean is going to be like!
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