Preparing to board a transcontinental flight for the other side of the world.
Passports in hand
Gebhards plan for mid-April return to West Africa
Jesus told us to go and make disciples among all the peoples of the earth. He
told us to baptize them in God’s name and teach them to obey everything he
commanded us. Perhaps most importantly, he told us he would be right beside us
until the task is finished.
He is with us as we continue in the
mission of taking his good news to the
ends of the earth. These last several
weeks, God has been with us in many
ways. On March 3, we received our
renewed passports. The next day, we
took off on a road trip to speak to two of
our supporting churches in Kentucky.
On the way we stopped in Knoxville
Tennessee so that our oldest son
Timothy could visit Johnson University there as he is looking in a career in cross-
cultural media ministry. Our family was blessed to spend some time with two other
missionary kids from West Africa PBT families, Hannah Pruett and Emma Riley,
who are students there at Johnson.
Things are gearing up for our return to West Africa. Both our stateside and field
leadership have recommended that we prepare for our return. In a recent
conversation with Tina, our stateside supervisor Scott Graves said, “I feel
News about the Gebhard family’s work with the Lele people in West Africa March 2014
Visas, packing and
preparations for our
return to Africa.
Spiritual protection for
Lele Bible translation
Pastor J has just
drafting Gen. 1-15!
“Go and make disciples of all nations...Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Jesus (in Matt. 28)
Marc talks about the work in West
Africa at Sugar Grove Christian
Church near Owingsville, KY.
Gebhard kids with Granny Dora in Kentucky
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P.O. Box 10184
Terre Haute, IN 47801
Marc and Tina Gebhard
7255 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas TX 75236
(Until April 10)
Phone: (214) 709-1702
(Until April 15)
*Donations to our ministry
with PBT should be made
out to “Pioneer Bible
Thank you for partnering
with us to reach the Lele
and other Bible-less
peoples around the world.
We value your faithfulness
to our ministry with
Pioneer Bible Translators.
Marc and Tina
comfortable and confident recommending that you, Marc, and the children head
back to [West Africa].”
“I go along with Scott in recommending that you go ahead with plans to return,”
said PBT’s west Africa branch director in a March 3rd email.
Praise God! Or as they say in Lele, “Hala Tando!”
So, where do we go from here? We purchase plane tickets and then send our
renewed passports back off to Washington D.C. to get visas for traveling to the
nation in West Africa where we
serve. With God’s blessing we
plan to fly back over between
April 15 and April 20.
Please pray for God’s guiding
hand as we move forward in this
process. We’re considering a
few different options for plane
tickets. Pray for us as we clean
up our rented home and pack up
ourselves to living out of our
suitcases again. Pray for
wisdom in packing our bags for flying out and that it would all fit! Praise God for
giving us the strength and courage to move back to the field.
Thank you for your part in making this mission possible. You are helping to build
God’s kingdom around the world through your prayers and financial contributions to
our work with the Lele people.
PBT West Africa Missionary Kid Friends—Sarah,
David, Grace, Timothy, Hannah Pruett, Emma Riley