26 Feb Praise God, we’re Cape Verde bound!!
Kidd Bits…an update from the Kidd Family
Dear Fellow Co-Laborers in Christ,
Time is quickly escaping! There is less than 1 week until our departure. Aside from any unforeseen circumstances, we will be leaving on Feb 15th for Cape Verde!! While time is escaping for our family’s time here in the US, more importantly is it escaping for the lost. I am immediately reminded of Ephesians 5:16 “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” There are lost ones all around us and these days are incredibly evil. Christ’s return is imminent, there is no prophecy to be fulfilled before He raptures us home and the lost are eternally damned to hell. Friends, time is running out to tell them of Christ.
When we arrive in Cape Verde, we will hit the ground running. We land in Praia, Cape Verde on the 16th and will haul our luggage to the home of Phillip and Sarah Pritchard. Jenny and the children will stay there for a few days while Bro Phillip and I jump on a plane that afternoon to go to the island of Sao Vicente. We will spend a few days doing some follow-up from a previous project and then return to the island of Santiago which is where we will be based. The seminary is located in the village of Pedra Badejo and we will be living on the second floor of the seminary. We will have a few days to get settled in there and then return to Praia by the following weekend for a marriage conference that we have the privilege to help with. Before the dust quite settles, we will begin our classes. We will have 20 one-week long classes. Along with the classes, we will have multiple service opportunities. As we learn the language through a tutor, our opportunities will grow.
We certainly appreciate and need all those who pray for us. Please especially pray for our children. This will all be completely new for them as they will be taken from what they know as normal and put into an entirely different culture. Also, please pray for us as we travel on the 15/16th. Both for safety and for smooth passage through security, the airport, etc.
I will try to send another update a few weeks after we arrive and get settled. For quicker updates, you can “Like” our FaceBook page Reaching Cape Verde at: fb.me/joshandjennykidd I’m sure there will be several pictures posted shortly after we arrive.
Our heart’s desire is that “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;” MT 24:14, to achieve God’s Global Glory.
In Christ’s service,
Josh, Jenny, Carissa, Elizabeth, Robert, Sarah, Natalie, & Carver