Lloyd Update 2018-3-31

Dear partners,
Praising God with you, our partners, for His provision for us and freedom from bondage to sin.

Praises:

  • Thank you for praying for our classes, they have been really well attended recently.  Please pray for God to open up doors in the lives of those that we are interacting with.
  • Despite so many of our local friends becoming sick with Malaria, God continues to protect our health, and we attribute that to prayer.

Requests:

  • On April 15th, we will be having an open-house at the community center to celebrate those students that have completed the 3 month ESL course.  The board has also decided to invite more people from the community up for a time of food and interaction.  Please pray that this will go well and be effective.
  • Zac is planning a 3-on-3 tournament on April 21st.  Please pray that this is well-attended and a fun activity for the locals.
  • We will be traveling to Jakarta on April 16th to have our 3 oldest start orthodontal treatments.  Please pray that this trip goes uneventfully.
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Leigh and Grace have a very large ESL class (27+) and our TEAMmate (Diane Kennedy) also has a large ESL class this month.  We are excited to see so many people at the community center.
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Zac continues to spend several days each week at the community center teaching basketball to boys (ages 7-14, usually).  There have been 20 or more kids showing up recently.  This provides a natural context to share stories and teach truth.
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The basketball rims are breaking regularly (about once every 2 weeks).  And no, it’s not because Zac is dunking too often, as I know many of you were thinking.  This is just an example of the many ‘little’ things that seem to occur routinely that cause us to not trust in ourselves or things in this world.
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We continue to deepen friendships and relationships with locals.  Leigh and Grace attended a birthday party recently.
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Under the ‘what we do for entertainment’ banner, Zac and the boys have been able to enjoy March Madness this year 🙂

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,
Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce
brokencisterns.com

Our mailing address is:
Zac Lloyd
PO Box 115
Manokwari
Papua Barat 98301
Indonesia

Lloyd Update 2018-3-10

Dear partners,
Thank you for your prayer and support.  We continually give thanks and praises to God for you.

Praises:

  • We had an encouraging meeting with fellow TEAMmates here in Indonesia in February.  It was very helpful to hear about what others are doing and how to pray for them.
  • Things are going well at the Community Center as we continue to expand our activities and ‘footprint’ in the community and have a new zeal and energy for service.

Requests:

  • Zac has been able to connect with some like-minded nationals recently.  Please pray for these relationships to deepen and that they would spur one another on.
  • Please pray that God would bring the people he wants us to interact with to our various classes and activities at the community center and that we would be open and yielded to the Spirit’s leading.

 

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The netting around the basketball court is complete and creates a much safer place to play basketball.  This has been a great platform for Zac to interact with cousins in our community.

 

 

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More and more kids are coming to Zac’s basketball ‘clinic’ at the community center.  This has been fun for Zac and well-received by the community.

 

 

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Our organization recently held an annual conference for all of its missionaries in this part of the world at a nearby city (about an hour flight).  This was a very encouraging time for our family.

 

 

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While away at the annual conference, the owners of our home increased the height of the barbed-wire that surrounds the home that we stay in.  This provides another level of security to help ease some of Leigh’s anxieties of intruders.

 

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,
Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce
brokencisterns.com

Our mailing address is:
Zac Lloyd
PO Box 115
Manokwari
Papua Barat 98301
Indonesia