Dear Friends in Christ:
Our one year US assignment is at an end and we are now headed back to South Africa July 10, 2002.
We had such a wonderful time visiting old friends and making new ones in the many ABCUSA regions and churches we were able to visit.Although a very hectic and extensive deputation travel schedule with much work and many preaching, workshop and presentation assignments, our deputation work did not feel like work.It was a valuable time to meet and thank so many committed to supporting us, and International Ministries ABC/USA, as we "GO GLOBAL."
We have received our job description from our partners in South Africa, The Baptist Convention of South Africa, and ask that you keep us in prayer as we minister, assist, and learn from our brothers and sisters in Christ.We will be living in the Johannesburg area and carrying out our ministry in several provinces of South Africa for the next four years.Evangelism, Church planting, training pastors, establishing regional Baptist Convention offices, and starting Baptist Convention Bible College satellite programs are all to be part of our ministry activities during our 2002-2006 term.
We had asked some of you to pray for the schooling situation for our three young children and we would like to report that they will be attending the American International School of Johannesburg.This school follows the calendar year of the American schools and teaches an American and international curriculum so their learning American History and grade placement will no longer be a problem.
If you want to stay abreast of what we are doing and how we are doing in Johannesburg, please continue to check the website at "www.internationalministeries.org" and click on "Missionary Directory, search for West, Charles and Sarah ."We will be updating our journal letters as often as possible and you can also e-mail us from that site.Snail mail address is International Ministries-Africa Desk, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA19482-0851.
Please continue to pray for our safety, and that we focus our energies on ministering effectively.Thank you for all you do and all you give, financially and spiritually so that others might see Christ through your efforts and ours.
In His Service,
Charles, Sarah, Chasah, Caleb and Charliese