Tuesday, 30 October 2007

September 2007

September 2007

Dear friends

Warm greetings to you all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, praising the name of the Lord for he has done great things praise his Holy Name.
Psalms 113: From the raising of the sun to the place where its sets the Name of the Lord is to be praised.

As you may have gathered, I got married last month in Nairobi Kenya. At times prior to the wedding it looked like it was almost impossible or where the finances were going to come from, but God in his great mercy and faithfulness he met our needs because He is the provider for whatever we need. My wife Grace and I were in Malidi on the coast of Kenya for one week of Pioneers East Africa Retreat. During this period, we were able to praise God with other missionaries in East Africa and to hear the word of God and we got the chance to relax in the hot beach sunshine. We thank God for this.

The ministry of Fly Sports in southern Sudan is exploding; thousands of young people have become born again. However, more so it has brought the youth together and given a lot of morale and self-worth to the youth after twenty years in war torn Sudan. Fly Sports ministry is one of hope, peace, reconciliation, healing and hope for the entire nation, and we have truly seen the hand of God at work tremendously. The Anglican Bishop of Yei has been to see the work of Fly Sports and he is very pleased with the way things are going.

I am looking forward to returning to the frontline Christian ministry in south Sudan shortly, and to see the Kingdom of God expand through the Fly Sports teaching, preaching, and sports ministry. This year has been one of the best years of my life only because of great unconditional love and grace.

Prayer Requests:

• Thank God that the wedding went successfully and I got married
• Thank God that through the expansion of Fly Sports ministries thousands of young people have come to know Christ through it
• Pray for Gods wisdom in our marriage
• Pray for Gods leading as I look to go back to the frontline Christian ministry in Sudan
• Pray for Gods wisdom for Grace and myself as we prepare to come to England in January

Thank you again for you prayers and support

Yours in Christ

Emmanuel Sharland

With thanks to Adrian Watson for kindly providing these photos of Manny & Grace’s wedding

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