Good Morning and God bless you,
I want to share with you some of what has been happening here in Ethiopia. We arrived here on the 10th of January. As some of you might know or may not know, when we left Ethiopia in October of last year, God orchestrated our move in having us give up the house that we had been renting for a year; the lease was to be up in February of 2015. It was not too long after that that Nancy and I were both smitten with a bronchial infection of some sort that was by no means some little thing. We both were very much aware that it was the devil working to discourage us and to keep us from accomplishing that which the Lord had sent us here to do. So we both agreed in the spirit that we would not allow that to happen. We by His grace were able to keep all of our appointments and to do many of the things that needed our attention concerning the NGO; not only that but as of two days ago we had a break though in the Spirit and we both recognized the healing of God coming into our bodies.
The RBW-ETH in and of itself has grown as to the staff that is now employed by it. We have an Accountant, Secretary-Cashier, a Social worker, as well as Director, all of which are on salary as well as having the benefit of a pension fund. We have also been able to enlist the help of Bro Seife, as a consultant coordinator. It is a temporary position, but his input and collaboration has been a valuable asset to the ongoing development of RBW-ETH. Considering where we were last year as of August 2014, and the trouble that the devil was giving us in having a reorganization of the original proposal that the government required; taking us from 12 single parent homes to 75 children and their respective families, all of which I am saying at the time, “How can it possibly work out?” As you can see by the picture below, it is truly amazing what God has done to prosper this work. In the beginning of it we had 12 single parent homes and 3 widows that we were taking care of; today we have 75 children with their participating families and we will have 10 widows that will be sponsored and trained in some form of work to be able to provide for themselves. But most importantly we have an instant church/field in which to plant and water as God will give us the increase. When we were in Ethiopia in May/June of 2012, the Lord spoke to me very clearly and He said, “Go after the children.” It was out of that word that God began to open the doors to give us the opportunity to come now to the place that we are at. It is the size of the field that is a bit overwhelming and the need that is evident. It reminds me of the word that Jesus spoke Mat 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. So it would seem in such a situation as this v:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Please pray with us, even as Jesus has instructed us to do; v:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
May God’s blessing be upon each and every one of you,
Bro Burt & Sister Nancy
On behalf of RBW U.S.A.
PS: If any of you that are reading this letter are quickened by the Lord to sponsor a child or to help in any other way please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us by phone at +1-224-612-2507.