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I hope you liked the videos that went out last week on our blog. If you didn’t have the time to watch them all, they are attached to the bottom of this page so that you can have a chance to catch up…

Yesterday we had a great opportunity to go to Central Church in Charlotte, N.C. We normally watch online on our living room wall in Egbe with a projector and if the internet is cooperating. We heard an amazing sermon about Jesus’ miracle with the five loaves and two fishes that fed 5,000 people. The pastor asked us to imagine ourselves in the story of John 6:1-13 and identify with one of the characters (obviously we couldn’t pick to be Jesus!). As I listened, I felt that I identify with Philip the most.

The Bible says in John 6:5-7, “Jesus said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!””

Philip immediately thought about logistics, the monetary value, and the “bigness” of the problem ahead of them. I feel the same type of questions rising within my heart. Jesus is asking me, “Where are you going to get all of this support you need to continue your work in Nigeria?” And many times I feel I react just the way Philip did. “Hey God, things aren’t adding up here.” or “There’s a short amount of time left before we get on that plane to go back, where’s the funds to do so?” These are all thoughts that run through my mind on a regular basis. Is this all just a “test” for me? Possibly, but unlike Philip, I have the full story in view. I get to read the words and get insight into the fact that Jesus “already had in mind what he was going to do.” This gives me hope and faith needed to continue on towards our July 23rd departure date with confidence in being fully funded by then.

If you have been considering supporting our ministries in Nigeria, please sign up now so we can report to SIM that we are fully funded and ready to return to Nigeria on July 23rd. Click Miles In Missions to get signed up to support us on a monthly or one time basis.

Click on the images to view videos from last week…
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#1 – Cason’s Travel Video

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#2 – Miles In Missions 3 1/2 years

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#3 –  What is Lenny going to Do?

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#4 – C.A.R.E. Africa

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#5 – Spring of Life, Egbe

Last but not least is also a ministry that Patrice manages, Spring of Life, Egbe. This HIV/AIDS ministry has great potential to grow so that many of those deeply hurting and shunned in the society can be reached with the “Good News”, so that they can have ultimate healing through Jesus Christ.

Just like C.A.R.E. Africa, in this larger city Patrice will have the time and resources to grow the ministry administratively, as well as grasp a larger vision of what it’s true potential is.

This is a very special and respectful video that showcases the ministry as well as two HIV patients that were gracious enough to show their faces on camera. Please join us in praying for these women.

Click on the picture to watch the video.

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As we transition and move to another city within Nigeria, Patrice is really looking forward to continuing with her ministry C.A.R.E. Africa. In this larger city she will have the time and resources to grow the ministry administratively, as well as grasp a larger vision of what it’s true potential is. She plans to take trips to Egbe (11 hours away) about four times a year for accountability and continued training of the staff of C.A.R.E. Africa. This video shows the tremendous growth of the ministry since 2014 and it’s present needs to continue to grow.

This was a fun video for me to produce and put together. I pray you will enjoy this glimpse into the ministry and see how God is blessing it.

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#3 – What is Lenny going to do?

Posted: May 31, 2017 by Lenny in Lenny Miles, Nigeria, SIM

Over the past two days, the videos presented to you have discussed and shown the past 3 1/2 years of our lives. However, today begins our sneak peek into the future for what is in store for our family for 2017-2019.

As I began to shift focus in ministries, it was evident that I needed to show all of you just what that means and what it looks like. So, instead of boring you with a tremendously long blog that would take hours to read, I’ve decided to put together a video. This shows how God has led me from a construction background to this new and exciting opportunity within SIM Nigeria as Communications Specialist. Please take the time to watch this video so you can be informed and answer the question, “What is Lenny going to do?”

Click on the image below to see the video.

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Today’s video shows many of the changes at the Egbe Hospital Compound and surrounding community while our family served there. It shows the accomplishments made by the missionaries, the Revitalization staff, and so many others.  It was a huge effort spanning many countries around the globe to bring resources, time, sacrifices, and people together to make this all happen. We feel that the hospital Revitalization has been a huge success and we are so blessed to have been a part of one of God’s miracles over the last several years. Please take the time to watch this quick slide show of before and after photos.

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If you missed either of our two events where we shared about our time and ministries in Egbe, it’s OK! Starting today we are going to play one video every day in the same order we showed them at the dinner. First up is Cason’s “Traveling To Egbe” video. This is a fun and creative video that shows everyone how long and how hard it is to get to and from Egbe when coming or going overseas.

As you receive the videos this week, please take a few minutes each day to watch so that you can catch up with what is going on. The idea is to give you the visual of the past 3 1/2 years in Egbe and then into the future for Miles In Missions in Jos, Nigeria 2017-2019.

Click this picture below and ENJOY!

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We’ve Moved!

Posted: April 24, 2017 by Lenny in Uncategorized

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Wow, I will say that time has certainly flown by for our family. Although it was nearly six months ago, it seems just like yesterday that we were in the beginning stages of planning a transition from Egbe to Jos here in Nigeria!

15591372_750147471803158_5057877334834634317_oSince then it has been nothing short of busy for us in preparation to leave Egbe well. We had to plan how other missionaries or Nigerian staff might take over our responsibilities, train them, and watch them implement everything. We are very glad to report that everyone has stepped up greatly and we feel comfortable with leaving everything in others hands.

Also during this time, we had to plan IMG_8435a move which has it’s very own set of challenges. In a place were logistics can be nothing short of difficult, we had to find a reliable moving truck, reliable drivers, and a place to store our things temporarily. Praise the Lord that HE was orchestrating this move, because in all of our preparation, we never could have imagined this going so smoothly. After just a few emails to another missionary in Jos, he found aIMG_8438 Nigerian Doctor who is greatly involved in missions work that would send his truck and driver down to move us. Being a little skeptical, I had my doubts. Was the truck large enough for all of our things?    Was the truck completely enclosed to protect our stuff from the rain? Was the driver trustworthy enough not to find things within our belongings that might be valuable to him? Was the truck maintained and strong enough to make the long journey on these bumpy roads? I was more than elated when I first laid my eyes on the truck! It was everything we needed and more.

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 4.27.19 PMAlso, in the last couple of months we have also made the decision to come back to the USA for 12 weeks starting May 1st. We have felt the Lord leading us “home” to give everyone an update on our time in Nigeria and the ministries we are going to be involved with after we make the final transition to Jos. We’ve been preparing several events for all of you to connect with us, planning trips crisscrossing the USA to see supporting churches, creating new brochures and literature in order to share with everyone, and arranging some downtime with family to get some much needed rest after this whirlwind of activity.

One thing that I continued to be reminded of is that God is certainly in control. He has ordained all of the moving, planning, and our futures. We cannot wait to see all of you! please remember these two great opportunities to come out, get an update, hear about our transitions in Nigeria, and just to visit with us! Click the images below for more info…

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