Dear Family and Friends:
We begin the New Year with a very special thank you to those who have sacrificed so much to help us in our mission project. Since our start with AWA, month after month we have been humbled by the encouraging words, prayers and financial support of friends, family, and even people we have never met. We thank each of you and our Heavenly Father for the outpouring of love and support we have experienced. When we look back, we can see how we have learned to trust God a bit more each day. Our prayer is that you will experience a growing faith in the goodness of God.
The upcoming year will bring significant changes to our lives. Two of the primary goals we hope to accomplish are for our family to arrive in Nicaragua this spring and for AWA to obtain permission from the Nicaraguan government so that a Cessna 182 can be moved to Nicaragua to compliment the Cessna 172 that is already there. January 2017 Exciting things are taking place at our airbase in Nicaragua. A 100 foot well has been dug that will provide fresh, clean water for all the families that will be living there. This project is not complete yet but we are thankful for the donors who supported this project and for the hard work of the Kaboos and Karst families to put this together.
Since permission was granted in December for the AWA plane to fly our pilot in Nicaragua (Artur Karst) has been very busy. Some of the cases include:
- Nine-year-old boy with acute appendicitis.
- One-day-old baby with pneumonia.
- Motorcycle accident victim in severe condition transported on Christmas Day.
- Various pregnant women with complications.
As we mentioned in previous letters, Carolina (a seven-year-old girl with down syndrome) had surgery in October to correct her club foot. We praise God for her recovery and that the surgeon has determined that no further surgery is needed. She now needs to be fitted with orthopedic shoes that will allow her foot to straighten even more. We are looking forward to the completion of this project. She and her family are very grateful to the donors and AWA missionaries, Francisco and Victoria Alvarez, who helped them through the entire process. Thanks to you, she will have a chance to do the things other children enjoy at her age.
We realize that if each of us is willing to touch one life, care for just one person at a time, we can make the world a better place. Let’s spread the love of Jesus everywhere we go!
Prayer Requests and Praises We praise God for:
- The lives that are being saved and changed by AWA in Nicaragua.
- His constant care and strength through difficult trials.
Please pray for:
- Norman’s father who is still in the hospital with complications from pneumonia.
- The AWA missionaries in Nicaragua and the many challenges they face
God bless you all,
Norman, Nancy, Andrew, Steven, and Melanie Hansen
Norman: email@example.com (403) 357-9740
Nancy: firstname.lastname@example.org (403) 357-7474
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