Bobby and Hope are using their expertise to positively impact the economic state of their area and to serve the people there through training and mentoring programs.
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New Direction for Bobby, Hope, and Family
We feel richly blessed to be able to communicate His direction in our lives with you, our dear friends. Marked by prayer, affirmation, and encouragement, we are well on our way to launch into the next phase of our work.
We returned to North Africa (NA) in September, but only for a few weeks to close this chapter of our work. We made this decision based on two values that God brought to light.
The first value is the importance of working in a team. Since we have been back in the States, our team in NA has changed. We no longer have a team, and our previous location is no longer a viable option.
The second value that emerged during our time in NA was using basketball as a platform to do kingdom work. We thank God that He showed us how to use this tool in North Africa, and how we were made for this work. Over several meetings this summer our organization has asked us to consider building a sports-minded and kingdom-oriented team with the intention to develop a strategic vision for the region of North Africa. This includes research, vision-casting, recruiting, partnering, and pioneering how sports can be used as an effective international platform. In that vision is a deep desire we have to train national leaders around the globe to use sports to reach their own people.
To do this, we are taking four practical steps which started in September.
We are exploring places overseas to relocate using sports as a powerful tool for kingdom work.
For the next 12 to 18 months we will be in Iowa, near immediate family. The decision was based on a need to care for Hope’s parents as her mom is facing a difficult diagnosis. During this transition time, Hope would like to both honor and serve her parents as they make decisions and learn to live with this lifestyle change.
We are thankful for your continued support, and anticipate what God is doing globally to share his Love.
Together is better,
Bobby and Hope