August 2012 Prayer Update

First an invitation:

Tonight on Wednesday August 8th at 7:00 p.m. we will gather at Helping Hands Re-Sale to dedicate, praise and remember what God has done as He brought us to the point of owning the building. Please join us for a short time of prayer, scripture and testimony. Hope a lot of you can make it and share in this amazing story of what the Lord has done.


Praise for all of these amazing things: Our Mexico GO Team made it home safe and sound after serving Lowell and Sheri Glick in Zecatacas Mexico, Our Kenya GO Team are now all home after a great two months of ministry serving in Kenya, and our Chillicothe GO Team got married....yep you heard me right – our missionaries serving here from East Africa had a beautiful service last Wednesday as they began their lives together as husband and wife. I told you it was amazing stuff!!!


Pray and consider getting involved with these upcoming missions opportunities (please let me know if you want to get involved): A construction and medical team going to serve Juna Amagara in Uganda Africa in December of this year, another team going to serve in Uganda in August of 2013 and opportunities to help with some of the building repairs at Helping Hands now that we own the building.


July 2012 Prayer and Praise Update

Wow has a lot happened this month....thanks for praying!

Three main items for praise and prayer:

First -

We reached our goal for the down payment for Helping Hands Re-Sale. We can continue to help local and international charities with funds that will in turn help them follow through on their vision to help! Thanks to all who prayed, donated and volunteered to make this happen. God did a mighty work and we raised more than the $40,000 needed. Our auction was fun and very successful! We sign the papers and close on the purchase of the building this week!!!

Second -

Our Kenya team is still there and having some amazing opportunities to serve. The best way to see what they have been up to is to check out the blog:

Ashley has now headed home but please continue to pray for Amy as she remains in Kenya for another few weeks.

Third -


The photo above shows our Our Mexico GO Team is ready to go.....they leave next Wednesday so please pray for Hannah, Josh, Jacob, Diane and David as they serve our missionary partners Lowell and Sheri Glick in Zecatacas Mexico. The team will be gone from July 18th through 28th. Pray for strength, protection and passionate ministry to the people of Mexico. Pray also that they will be helpful and encouraging to the Glick family. David and Jacob are both returning for a second time to serve there.

Well that is really just a taste of some of the amazing things God is doing, but hopefully you get the picture.

Thanks for your prayer and support!


June 2012

This month we have included links to websites and videos as a way to update you on what has been happening with Small World Connections. Just click on each link to see what God is up to through our ministry and how He is answering your prayers.


Please pray for each of these three areas and consider how you might get involved.


Kenya Go Team (June 14th – August 6th, 2012)

Amy and Ashley Back are returning again this Summer to serve in Kenya as a SWC Go Team. The link shows you more about their heart and plans for serving in Kenya.


Fund-Raising to Buy Helping Hands Building (raising $40,000 by July 20th, 2012)

We are working hard to raise the funds for the down payment to purchase the building for Helping Hands Re-Sale in Chillicothe Illinois. This ministry helps fund ours and many other local and international charities.


In addition to praying you can:

  • Make a financial donation
  • Donate something cool for the auction at the banquet in July (we have things like a motorcycle and Cubs/Cards tickets so far)

  • Come to the banquet on July 7th (tickets required)
  • Buy or sell Threads of Hope bracelets (1/2 goes to our efforts and 1/2 goes back to help families in the Philippines)


Link to a three minute video about Helping Hands (on-screen debut for our son Will) :


Link to newspaper article about fund-raising drive:


Link to Threads of Hope website:


Mexico Go Team (July 19th – 28th, 2012)

Last but not least we are sending a five person team to serve Lowell and Sheri Glick in Mexico in July. Please pray and consider helping this team finish off their support raising for the trip. The team members are David, Jacob, Josh, Diane and Hannah.


Link to a five minute video that simply shows some of the people and places they will serve:


Thanks for your prayer and support!