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Bongolo Prayer Update

Thank you for your prayers for the recent urgent issues with team members at Bongolo Hospital.  Here is an update:   Dr. Renée Valach’s treatment is going well and she is feeling much better!  We hope the recovery time goes well and she regains her strength.  She said she felt like having been hit by a truck!  She is also very thankful for our aviation services that helped in her medical evacuation.  During the flight, a nurse monitored her and directed Rob, our pilot, to stay at lower altitudes to avoid the thinner air.  This was critical as her X-rays […]

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Prayer Requests for Gabon

Dear Praying friends, Please hold up our Gabon team in prayer. Pray for the health of Alliance workers who serve at Bongolo Hospital. Dr. Renée Valach developed a high fever recently that has not responded to treatment and was evacuated to the States for evaluation. Pray for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment with complete healing. (UPDATE- diagnosed as an encephalitis virus and being treated. Praise the Lord that our aircraft was just out of a maintenance inspection and able to assist in Renee’s evacuation.) Also, pray for a speedy recovery for Sandie Freeman (a leader at the nursing school), […]

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24 August Prayer Update

Here are some prayer points for us: PRAISE THE LORD! Steve’s first task of his new job is to assist the Cameroon branch of Wycliffe Bible Translator’s to get government permission to perform revenue generating flights to help subsidize the mission and medical flights. This is new territory since there is no other aviation operation like this here. However, we sense that our Heavenly Father is preparing the way! Just this week, I was introduced to Mr. A, a man in civil aviation that was strongly against this work in the past. However, he now has begun to counsel us […]

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Back To AFRICA!

Dear praying friends, our latest newsletter shares about the end of our current chapter (home assignment in the US) and the start of our next one (RELAUNCH TO AFRICA)! Click HERE to see this update.             Thank you so much for your prayers and support!   Love,   Steve and Alace Straw

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10 July Update

Here’s our weekly update: With all of our speaking engagements and associated travel over, we’re enjoying being “home” a bit more! The countdown to our return to Africa has started- just 3 weeks to go! So, we’re putting together the final version of our “to-do” list and starting to knock them off. This week has included updating our typhoid and yellow fever shots- ouch! Then, to add insult to injury, the clinic called 2 days later to say that they’re worried our yellow fever shot had expired and we’d need to come back! The good news- they’re gonna reimburse us for […]

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Happy Fourth! This week’s update

Our trip to Houston went great and we’re finally done with the over 50 presentations we’ve had during our home assignment. Megan returned from her short term mission trip to Macedonia with the other 5 women from our home church (York Alliance Church). They had great stories about connections with the 3 national churches and international workers based there. Sam and Joe wrapped up their York area (PA) outreach with our home church. The event went well, although they had to change some block parties to inside the gym due to weather. Alace has started her online classes with Liberty […]

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Praise Report!

We are finishing up our speaking engagements with a long weekend trip to Houston. Alace and I catch a Southwest flight tomorrow (Thursday, June 25). We praise the Lord that our support is nearing 100%! Megan is having a good time in Macedonia with her short term team from York Alliance Church. She’ll be home in a week. Sam and Joe are working with our home church, doing inner city missions, here in York, PA Gabon fuel: Funding is coming together for the aviation fuel opportunity that many of you have been praying for!!! It appears that we’ll get $10,000 […]

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Mid-Tour Update

We are really enjoying all the connections that we are making on the road! I don’t know how many times I’ve either said or heard the phrase- “WOW! It’s a small world!” I’m convinced that the connections we know about are actually just a fraction of the greater connections that exist and are used to be a part of BLESSING others around the globe. By the end of this week we will have driven over 9200 miles just in 2015 alone! We’re really getting to know the interstates in and around PA. If you ever need a traffic update, just […]

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March Update

Click on the image below to see our March Update.  Thanks for your teamwork!

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Speaking Tour

We’re hitting the road to share the news of what God is doing in Central Africa! We hope to see many of you during our upcoming speaking tour.  Most are on Sunday mornings.  Email us at “gabon.pilot@gmail.com” if you have any questions.   JAN 25- Jersey Shore, PA (Mountain View Alliance)   FEB 01- Williamsport, PA (Faith Alliance) FEB 07- Lancaster, PA (women’s event at Lancaster C&MA) FEB 22- Bloomsburg/Danville, PA  (C&MA) FEB 27- State College, PA (Mt. Nittany School chapel) MAR 01- Boalsburg, PA  (St. College Berean Baptist) MAR 08- Hellam, PA (ValleyView Alliance Church) MAR 15- Spring Grove, PA (SG […]

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