Wednesday, May 24, 2006

On the Road Again!

Hi Friends and Family...
Well this is going to be interesting to see if I actually do this right! We have been in the US for over one month now! How did that happen! Well, the miles on our van would agree that is true. Thanks to Dick and Dora Gilmore, our friends in Ohio - we now have pillows to sit on while we travel.

We are so grateful to all of you for your prayers. We believe that this furlough time is just as important as our ministry in Botswana - reconnecting with people that are supporting us with their prayers and finances. We are so grateful for your sowing in this ministry.

We have been in IL, GA, VA, DC, OH and now we are back in GA again and heading to IL. We have experienced wonderful hospitality and have had a great time. The boys have enjoyed eating all their foods. OK - I better go. I'll write more later. Below is an updated itinerary.

Much love to you all!
The Walkers

Southern Illinois:
April 14 – 17th
April 14-16: Lake Sallateeska

Atlanta, Georgia & Florida:
April 18th – 24th

April 25th – May 7th
April 30:Takoma Park Baptist Church
May 7: Hope Christian Fellowship

May 8th – May 18th

Atlanta, GA
May 19th – May 26nd
May 21: AME Atlanta

Southern Illinois
May 27rd – June 8th
May 28: Dongola Baptist Church
June 4: Anna Heights Baptist Church
June 7: Acteens/RAs Anna Heights

Washington State
June 8th – June 14th
June 11: Island Church

Arizona (Sedona & Camp Verde)
June 15th – June 19th
June 16: Young at Heart home group
June 17: Millar Bible Study
June 18: Wayside Chapel

Southern Illinois
June 20th – June 26th

Atlanta, GA & Florida
June 26th – July 2nd
July 2: Open Word Christian Ministries

Return to Africa
July 3rd

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

*We're Making Rounds - 4/30/06

Hi ALL!!

Guess what?! We are in the US! All SIX of us! God is so good – and if you are in a difficult situation and tempted to think that it is too big for God, email me back and let’s have tea or coffee – because we have seen God do great things. We are so grateful.

The jet lag has been kicking our tails – but other than that our first week has been spent with family. We spent ONE night with Mike’s Mom and sister and then drove 8 hours to a Easter family reunion for Heather’s side. On good Friday – the day after we arrived in country – we headed out. Michael did a great job, since he immediately had to drove on the wrong side of the road! J The breaks went out of the van we were in – but God provided a gas station with a brake place across the street – open on Good Friday? Michael bought the brakes at an auto zone and the guy put them in 30 minutes and charged us only $35! What a bargain. J

We only just now figured out our outlook – which is why it has taken us a week to let you know we are here. We are so appreciative of your prayers. We look forward to seeing many of you and being an encouragement to your churches.

Thank you so much to those of you that have generously given so that we can all be here. We hope to thank you all personally. We will write more later – but just wanted you to know – we are here! OH! Hallelujah! Also – for those of you wondering: Obviously, we were granted the visa for Charissma (with a LITTLE of reservation on the US Embassy side in Botswana), but we did not have ONE BIT of trouble leaving the country with here so entering the US. No one quizzed us. They said nothing as we crossed the border – they said nothing as we flew out. And when we came in the US side – immigration asked us if we needed more months on her visa! How is that for service!? We assured him that we do not because we are returning to Botswana in 3 months.

If you have not received an itinerary yet – and you have asked for one – I am so sorry – please email us and let us know. We are going to make the itinerary a little more specific and get it out to you all by this weekend.

Trusting HIM for all things,
The Walker Gang

Monday, May 08, 2006


1. Please pray for our boys as when begin to prepare to go back to Botswana. Life in the states is so much more convenient. We are praying that they will not have a difficult time leaving it all behind again.
2. Financial Needs: It is our goal to head back to Botswana with at least $6000 in our bank account. This will take care of our children's school fees, housing, as well as travel from South Africa to Maun, Botswna.
3. The sale of our mini-van. We still owe $4000 on it and would loved to be free from this monthly payment before we leave.
4. Continued safe travel and health.
5. Please pray that we will stay open to ministry opportunities that present themselves with the people we come in contact with on each leg of our Journey.
Special Thank you to all our host homes:
Rod and Pam Underwood
Vanna Walker and Family
Paul and Margret Gleckler and family
Dick and Dora Gilmore
Bruce and Louise Williams(Mom & Dad)
Mike and Kathleen Hale
Paul Wallace
Thank you all for who have given us special gifts. Those unexpected gifts really encourage us. It seems that each time it has been something that we had been praying for.
Please remember that we are all in this together.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


To support Our Ministry, send gift to:

World Missions and Evangelism
PO Box 790
Benton, KY 42025

*must mark on memo of check
"Preference Account #94" and our names
Michael and Heather Walker

*Check must me made out to WME