We have openings for the 2015-2016 School Year starting September 8th. Give us a call!
The Master’s Mission invites you and your family to come and see firsthand how we are preparing and equipping missionaries for cross-cultural ministries. We will introduce you to our training program – Bible class, heavy construction/mill work (dams, airstrips, drafting, timber harvesting, bush driving), auto mechanics, building construction, community planning and development (water systems, animal husbandry, food storage) – and will discuss mission opportunities that will excite and encourage you and your church!
An Update from the Sawyers on furlough:
Dear beloved friends,
This furlough has been nothing short of BUSY! At the moment we have about 18,000 miles under our belt and have visited 20 churches and been in 13 States! We still have about 4,000 miles of driving left and about 6 churches to visit. We have been very thankful for the opportunities to share with new churches and meet with churches already involved in our ministry. Not to mention the schools and small groups we have had the privilege to share with.
We had a pencil drive the month of August for our school, Mara Christian Academy, our goal was to raise 5,000 pencils to be able to help the locals even more by providing pencils and notebooks for their children. Many of you pitched in and we have had over 15,500 pencils come in! That was overwhelming and amazing. We also found some amazing tables for our future lunch room for the school and once again you all pitched in and within a week we had all 14 tables purchased!
Many of you have asked how to be a part of the ministries going on in Kenya and we want to personally thank all of you who support us or the school monthly. Without you we could not do what we do. We also want to thank those of you who have donated toward the building of the school, once again without your kind donations there might not be a school.
Our time is coming to a close here in the States and we look forward to heading home. We have a container shipping out the first part of September; it seems it is just full of pencils! We leave the end of October and most likely will not be back for a few years. It has been great seeing so many of you.
Thank you again for being partners in this ministry. We are thankful we can serve Christ together in His great commission. We truly love serving our Lord in this capacity. Please pray we will continue to be faithful as servants of Jesus and we will pray no less for you.
In Christ’s service,
Travis, Laura and the girls
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