Since announcing our new direction in ministry as full-time Missionaries to the children of the world, we get the question all the time:
“So, now… where are you going?” or “Where are you moving to?” or (because part of my testimony of being called into missions happened in Africa) “So, you guys are moving to… Africa?” most of the time these questions are asked as a puzzled look comes across the inquirer’s face.
We will hang our hats in Springfield, MO so we are close to the main offices of Assemblies of God World Missions. That, of course, necessitates a move from our home of 6 years, Colorado Springs, CO. We officially move during the last week of April, and at the same time, wrap-up 6 years of successful children’s ministry at Radiant Church.
From Springfield, we will collaborate with Jay Risner as part of KidLink International to make our way into 8-10 countries a year (yes, some of those countries will be in Africa) – Presenting large evangelistic services, school assemblies, worker training, developing new international children’s ministries resources, meeting critical needs and producing television shows.
We are down to the wire in order to get to where we are going. As of this writing we still need 27% of our monthly commitments to be made – YOU CAN GET INVOLVED with our $30 Challenge. Go to the page, pray about it, see what Jesus tells you and if you need to join our team… make the commitment!
Back in 2012, after returning home from a missions trip to Kenya with Jay Risner, I knew that this trip had been different – I had been on numerous missions trips before. But, this one was unique…God was stirring something inside. It turned out to be a passion for the mission-field! What that would look like was unknown to Jennifer and I at that time. After a season of prayer and being open to God’s direction and timing, we were invited by Jay Risner to join his team as a missionary with KIDLink International.
As a partner with KIDLink, we will be developing Children’s Ministries resources for missionaries and Children’s Ministry Leaders overseas; ministering to children and training Children’s Ministry Leaders in 8-10 countries a year and bringing children’s missions awareness to Kids Camps, Churches and District events.
We are just starting the process of raising support and we hope to transition from full-time children’s ministries at Radiant to the mission field sometime in 2015.
If you would like to read more about it – CLICK HERE to head over to our Website: www.DoyleFamilyMissions.org
I went to the Doctor yesterday morning and he had me see one of his staff who specializes in sinus and nervous system in the face (I’m sure there’s a medical title for that). He believes I have Trigeminal Neuralgia
: it’ a nerve condition that causes episodes of severe pain in and on the face (including searing pain in the face, scalp, teeth, mouth and nose). Medically, the cause is unknown.
The treatment is medication that was, at one time given to patients with epilepsy to help control and re-train the nerves, as well as some pain medication for night time and when the pain is too severe.
Presently, about once an hour, I am having these facial attacks that last for about 5-10 minutes. It will most likely take a week to start seeing results from the medication.
Our God is BIG and I believe He can do anything. Please stand with me in prayer.
Yes, 14 years ago – today… I married Jennifer Schumacher. She’s beautiful, kind, loving, patient, smart, faithful, a fantastic wife and a wonderful mom to our kids!
Happy Anniversary Jennifer!