Gary, Melissa & Megan Bennett, 830 Des Moines Dr, Windom, MN 56101 507-831-1834 gmmbennett@WorldVenture.net Dec. ‘05
the Osaka/Kyoto area of Japan with cousins, shopping and McDonalds.
So Blessed Japan Mission. When asked, they still say they would
A recent series of events that hap- rather be back in Rwanda.
pened to a close friend in Rwanda has Aside from just having a lot of fun
reminded me again, how incredibly being together, it was also neat to be Visiting our supporting churches is
blessed I am to have been born an
able to pray and fast together as we keeping us very busy these days. We
American. Specioza is pastor Jonas’s
wife. Several months ago she under- sought God’s will for our lives. Fu- have already traveled over 10,000 miles!
went a medical procedure in Kigali. ture plans are looking quite positive. Although hectic at times, we have been
Recently she became seriously ill and We would deeply covet your prayers very encouraged as God blesses us with
a doctor in Kigali diagnosed her with for us as we continue to seek God’s the opportunity to meet so many won-
breast cancer and scheduled her for guidance in our relationship. People derful people who partner with us. The
surgery. Not feeling comfortable with often ask “If you did get married girls are starting to tire of all the long
the medical care in Kigali we scraped where would you work?” We both trips, but thankfully things are going to
up the funds to send her to Kenya for a agree it would be in Rwanda. be slowing down around the holidays.
second opinion. While there her situa-
tion deteriorated and they discovered
that she didn’t have breast cancer at
all, but rather she had tetanus. Evi-
Year End Needs
dently she contracted it during a previ- • We still have several churches in
ous medical procedure this summer. Rwanda that are needing roofs. If you
She is currently being treated for the might be interested in helping, you can
tetanus and is recovering well. send your help to the special project
“Rwanda: Church Roofs and Devel-
Barbara Gish opment #6402-910.” It costs $1,000 to
put a roof on a rural church.
Faithfully over the past four years
since Melanie’s death the girls • We have about a dozen pastors’ kids in
have been praying that God would Rwanda who we would like to help go
to High School. In Rwanda it is very
send them a new mom. I have also expensive by local standards to attend
been praying for someone to share secondary school so the majority of kids
my life with. There have been a don’t get the opportunity. It costs be-
number of times I have been ready tween $200 to $400 a year for a student
to give up on ever finding Miss If Barbara leaves her work in Japan to attend High School. Gifts can be sent
Right. While we were in Rwanda, I behind, her unique talents will leave to WorldVenture for the special project
met Barbara through an internet a huge hole. We are trusting God to Rwanda: Pastoral Student Scholar-
dating service called eharmony. supply Japan Mission and the other ships #6402-907.
We began communicating even groups she works for with talented • When we go back to Rwanda we would
though we were on opposite sides individuals. We are also praying re- like to begin working on the next phase
of the globe. Several months ago garding timing as the girls and I are of New Creation Training Center. We
thanks to technology we were able are still praying that the Lord will pro-
scheduled to go back to Rwanda the vide the needed funds.
to begin talking and seeing each first of June.
other with an internet webcam. • We are behind in our support commit-
Recently I was able to spend 9 Praises ments and would greatly appreciate
your prayers for us in this regard as
days in Japan visiting Barbara and Melissa and Megan are doing well in well. Should the Lord speak to your
seeing her in her environment. She school even though attending Public heart about partnering with us, you can
is in her fifth year with Japan Mis- School is quite a change for them. send your gifts to WorldVenture at the
sion teaching music and English in They are enjoying being with their address below.
050533 Additional Support Needed: $785 per month