Monday, May 04, 2015

MAY 2015 Letter - LIVING WELL

Some of YOU may be thinking –
     What do you spend your days doing,
     besides making plans for your next trip to Africa?

We are seeking:
  • to prevent children from going through the heartache of growing up with their parents divorced or a home with both parents, who have lots of conflict.
  • to guide couples into stronger, healthier, and more godly marriages.
Now, you may be thinking – 
     How do you do that?

We do that by:
  • Meeting with a couple in our office, teaching them God’s heart about marriage/relationships and practical skills on communication, money management, etc.
  • Teaching classes, seminars 
  • Working with churches to develop effective marriage ministries
  • Making our time available to people regardless of their ability to pay
We can’t do it alone! We need YOU!

We believe that God has called us to this mission. To continue, we need:
  • YOUR prayers! A prayer that YOU can pray for us: We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. Colossians 1:9b
  • YOUR giving! We can make our time available, regardless of ability to pay, because YOU and others believe in what we are doing and give to LIVING WELL as an act of worship and obedience to the LORD. Right now, our donations are several thousand dollars behind what they were at this time last year and what we need to continue to minister. [DONATE HERE]
  • TIME for prayer and study! We know that only God can give us time. However, if we have to take time out to raise support, we won’t be able to see as many people or have time for the ongoing Bible study and reading that we need to do. [Please read our blog on marriage about marriage problems and solutions.]
Share our joy in a recent testimony from a couple, to whom we minister:
     Wife: We were in a very broken place when we first started at Living Well. My husband wasn’t sure if he still wanted to be in this marriage, he had recently had an affair, and I was desperately trying to hold it all together… learn how to forgive and move past the pain and hurt that was controlling my life.… The biggest thing that changed was my husband giving his life over to God…. our family started to heal…. God helped me move past my anger, hurt and bitterness…. Through Living Well, we learned some MUCH needed communication skills. Issues and grievances are no longer being swept under the rug and left to linger until they build up and explode. Disagreements are being resolved.… I truly, honestly feel that our marriage is better than it’s ever been.

      Husband: Most importantly, I hit rock bottom.… I knew God, but never fully gave my life to Him. Living Well really helped me to recognize what I was doing wrong and how to fix it… the tools being based on God’s principals were everything I needed to establish my role as a Godly husband my wife has always wanted.

Thank YOU for caring about us and what God is doing through us.

Our love in Christ,

Donna and Ed Edwards
P.S. Please pray for our general budget support, the remaining amount for our Zambia mission, and for our team preparations.

The water that I will give him will become in him 
a well of water springing up to eternal life. 
John 4:14b 

LIVING WELL is a life source,  not a life style.