Thacher Update

March 25, 2006


Text Box: FRUIT OF 
November’s newsletter re¬ported the speaking en¬gagements of former Mrs. Idaho, Lonna Vopat throughout Nigeria.  To follow up interested women who attended her seminar “Beauty from Ashes,” Rosie began a Bible study using author and friend Christine Wood’s Bible study “Building a Life that Works.”  Weekly, six faithful women meet to discuss various scripture passages ad-dress¬ing the issues of every day life.
What is “ALSO”?

One of every 18 women in Nigeria dies from pregnancy related complications.  Tom directed a workshop for 67 doctors from throughout Nigeria on Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics to help meet this challenge.  Two instructors came from the U.S. , including long time friend, David Araujo, from residency days in Ventura .  The course includes systematic instruction and practice using specially designed manikins.  Twenty doctors, including Tom, were trained as course instructors to reproduce the training within Nigeria .


Work Place Witness Resumes

Over a year ago Rosie began a ministry to University lecturers she called “Work Place Witness.”   After a brief hiatus, the noon time Bible Study meeting in the Anatomy department recon­vened several weeks ago.  Participants include lecturers from the Biochemistry, Anatomy, Pharmacy and Education departments.  Time logged in God’s Word challenges these women to a deeper walk with God and equips them to make a difference in the work environment.


Thanks to you!

Tom and Rosie Thacher

Campus Crusade for Christ Nigeria

Rosie’s Hero

Rosie recently spent a couple weeks in the U.S. following the death of her dad on February 12th.  Andrew Rush, orphaned as a child, and independent from age 16 lived a life characterized by a tender heart, persevering spirit, and simple faith.  He was Rosie’s hero and is greatly missed by her and many who loved and admired him.


Family Life Marriage and Parenting Conferences

Speaking at a marriage con­ference in Abuja and at a par­enting conference for Plateau Church in Jos were highlights of February and March.  Although the conferences were smaller than expected, size doesn’t always represent impact.  One father commented at the parenting conference, “It was as if I’d never read the verses from which you taught before.”