· Spiritual, emotional and physical rest & renewal
o Time away from field ministry responsibilities for personal study & development
· Personal, family and ministry evaluation
o Feedback & input from mentors and professionals
· Investment in marriage, kids and extended family
o Marriage development retreat
o Children’s exposure to U.S. schooling (Meg-6th grade, Duncan-3rd, Kate-kindergarten)
o Vacation, holidays and reunions with extended family
· Training, planning & preparation for next season of ministry
o Seminary courses on biblical counseling
o Develop 5 & 10 year family and CO Belo Horizonte plans
o Campus Outreach Directors meetings in October
· Financial support development
o Visit & update current supporters (we hope to see as many of you as possible)
o Raise needed new support for next phase of ministry
o Email: email@example.com
o Cell: 864-630-5106
o Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
o Cell: 864-915-9072
Sabbatical prayer requests
· That God would use this time of investment to renew us and prepare us for our on-going responsibility of leading Campus Outreach Belo Horizonte.
· That God would use this time to develop our staff in Brazil as they take on more responsibility in our absence.
· That God would help our kids with the transition to this culture, specifically their transition to school here.