Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's Quite the Summer -- South Korea, the USA, Canada and Malawi

I am writing this from Atlanta where I have a brief layover on my way to Indianapolis. June is turning out to be quite the month, and the rest of the summer is shaping up to be one with lots of ministry, travel and adventure.

Donovan Mueller and Hyesun Cho Get Married!

After 5 years and 4 days from their first meeting in Kona, Hawaii, our son Donovan was married in Suwon, Korea to Hyesun Cho! As you can tell from the picture, Donovan is the most handsome guy in the world, and Hyesun was probably the most beautiful bride ever! It was a beautiful wedding that included both Korean and North American traditions. We are so happy for Donovan and Hyesun, and believe God has something special in mind for them. They will live in Incheon, Korea until Hyesun has completed her immigration process to the USA. We are hoping that they will be back in the US by Christmas, but it may take longer than that. We of course have lots of pictures online of the wedding -- so feel free to take a look on our photoblog and Donovan's as well.

Our Travel and Ministry Schedule

The next six weeks are very busy ones for us in terms of travel and ministry, and we would appreciate your prayer.

June 20-22 Karl is in Indianapolis meeting with several individuals interested in involvement with Visionledd and our ministry in Malawi and Zambia.

June 23-25 Karl is in Toronto for the annual strategy and planning meeting of Visionledd International. These three days together are very important. Visionledd is standing at the door of some incredible opportunities (especially in Malawi and Zambia), and we really need the Lord to clearly direct us as we move into His preferred future for us. We need your prayer!

June 28-30 Karl is in Austin, Texas for the meeting of the core leadership team for two networks who are working on behalf of the more than 12 million orphans and vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Better Care Network and the Faith to Action Initiative
bring together Christian organizations, churches, and individuals seeking to promote approaches to orphan care that uphold the value of family and community in the life of a child. Visionledd's role in these networks is to help connect North American churches to African churches and ministries doing community-based HIV/AIDS and orphan ministry.

July 7 - August 6 Debbie will be in Malawi! She will be joined for two weeks by a team of women who will focus on ministry to widows, Home-Based Care workers and HIV/AIDS support groups.

July 22-29 Karl will be in Edmonton, Canada visiting his parents. Both his parents are over 80, and have some recent health issues, so the time spent with them will be valuable.

While Debbie is in Malawi Karl will continue working on connecting churches in North America to Africa. Right now we are looking for 35 new churches to join us in our ministry in Africa. He will also be working on the development of the City AIDS Summits, and working on a global prayer guide on AIDS. It will be a busy summer. Karl will also be working on possible ministry trips in the fall to Malawi, Zambia and Burkina Faso. Debbie will be leading a ministry team to Malawi or Zambia September 7-18, and we would love for you to join her.

Two Websites to Checkout

Visionledd has just launched our new website. While it isn't totally complete, you'll find a much improved site with lots of information. Check it out at by clicking here.

Also, check out the updated Home-Based Care Africa website here. There is a new story on the "Updates" and "Get Involved" pages.

Thank you so much for your prayer and support. We appreciate it so much.

Karl and Debbie

2 comments:

Vicki said...

I am going to Mgona at the end of July with a small group from Hopesprings in Baltimore MD. Would love to talk with Debbie about how best to prepare. I will be working with widows on sewing skills and also talking about hospice care with HBC workers, as I am a hospice nurse.
Thanks,
Vicki B.
email:vbourck@yahoo.com

Gary said...

Great picture of the wedding!
Praying for you both in all the ministry and partnering opportunities!