May 2022 – Jon’s in the States, pray for meetings

Dear Family and Friends, Greetings from Wyomissing Pennsylvania!  I’m writing from my parents’ place.  A number of months ago our AIM US headquarters contacted me about coming to the States for a quick 12 day trip in order to represent AIM in some meetings that we have with another organization.  I didn’t send out this…

Feb 2022 – Rains and Retreats

 Dear Friends and Family, “But the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgement, and He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgement for the peoples with equity. The LORD will also be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble; and those who know Your name…

Merry Christmas 2021

Dear Friends and Family, “When she who is in labor has borne a child.  Then the remainder of His brethren will return to the sons of Israel, And He will arise and shepherd His flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD His God.  And they will…

DEC 2021 – Treasured Teams in TZ

Dear Friends and Family, “Finally, everyone must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love each other, have compassion and be humble.” I Peter 3:8 We have commented several times over the last month that we need to send out an update.  Here it is finally! The last three months have seen us traveling more than usual. …

August 2021 – Trips East and West

  Dear Friends and Family, As usual, we are overdue for an update.  Much has happened in these last few months.  God is faithful and good.  What a joy it is to serve Him here in Tanzania. TRIP TO WESTERN TZ –  In June we were able to make a long overdue road trip out…

June 2021 – Serving, Surveys, and Celebrations

Dear Friends and Family, Once again, time has gotten away from us and it’s been too long since we have been in touch. Here’s a quick rundown of what we have been up to.  God’s faithfulness is beyond measure. In February, we welcomed the twice delayed team to Kondoa!  It was very exciting to finally…

February 2021 – Running without Wearying!

Dear Family and Friends, A verse I read today seem very appropriate for how our January has gone.  “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9    We feel that we’ve hit the ground running, but the…

January 2021 – Happy New Year from Tanzania

Dear Family and Friends, Praise the Lord, we’re back safely in Arusha Tanzania.  We left Wednesday night and arrived Friday morning.  Saying farewell to Josh and my (Jon’s) parents at the airport was hard, and though it feels weird being here without Josh, we trust that the Lord will guide him during college and are…

Happy Thanksgiving! – November 2020

Dear Loved Ones, “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”  Psalm 95:2 As Thanksgiving in America is upon us, I might be tempted to be grumpy given that our expectations for this holiday have been somewhat disappointed.  But I find myself more contemplative than usual, giving…

July 2020- Jetlagged, Jumbled, yet Joyful

Dear Friends and Family, This is just a quick update to let you know that we arrived safely in the U.S. just over a week ago.  We’re settling in to Pennsylvania masking and social distancing.  Our travels went very well, everything was smooth, no difficulties at all, though we did have to wear masks and…