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e’ve enjoyed seeing many of you during our summer road trip to Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada.  We had many opportunities to share about what God is doing in Nigeria.  In addition, Tom spoke to one of our partner churches in California on God’s purposes for marriage.

We also enjoyed a week of family vacation time before Aaron headed off to school.  Since the end of August, we’ve become somewhat settled in Salt Lake City, where Tom’s parents live and Jesse and Nathanael are attending school.

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hile in Salt Lake City, Rosie has had the privilege of speaking to different groups of women on her life and responsibilities in Nigeria and on biblical lessons from the life of Hagar.  Tom has also shared about Christian persecution in Nigeria in one of our partner churches.

Following up on his research on rickets, Tom met with collaborating colleagues at the Mayo Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.  Tom was also invited to speak about his research on rickets to the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor.  We have also been in contact with a doctor, a dentist and a nurse, and a medical student interested in coming to work with us in Nigeria next year.

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aron is adjusting to his freshman year at Utah State University, located near the mountains in Logan. He is majoring in wildlife science (not to be confused with college “wild life”!).  He hopes to return to Africa in the future to be involved in managing animal game parks.  We will feel this transitional time even more when we return to Nigeria in January without him.  Aaron enjoys the available outdoor activities of hunting and fishing.  He is involved with the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry at the university and was thrilled to meet some Nigerians in his church.

In contrast to their small mission school in Nigeria, Jesse and Nathanael are enrolled this semester in huge Salt Lake City public schools.  They’ve adjusted well but are anxious to see their friends in Nigeria again in January.

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e have been encouraged by our ministry partners and churches that we’ve visited.  So far, we have developed about 25% of our needed additional support.  Currently, we are making contacts with new people to join our support team. Before returning to Nigeria in January, we are trusting God for new partners to provide our remaining $425 in monthly support.  Thank you for praying along with us.