Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 2014 Update!!

I’ve now been in Johannesburg South Africa for about two months, and it’s been great to see how God has moved already! The Lord has been giving me a glimpse of life on the mission field, complete with its challenges, joys, and all the lessons in between. I’m so grateful that God called me into this season, and that you are journeying with me on this adventure!

One of the precious babies we rescued last week!! 

 I’ve been working with the Impact Baby Rescue Center, and we have been keeping busy!! On Wednesdays and Thursdays we do awareness campaigns in hospitals and clinics. Through these programs we’ve met countless women in need of the love of Jesus. It’s also through these programs that women have heard about us and have come to us looking for the best option for their babies. The mothers we work with are in desperate situations, they are unable to care for their babies and most of them will end up dumping their babies in a garbage bin, or leaving them in a field. We offer a way for these mommies to remain anonymous, and for their babies to have a chance at life.  In the last four weeks, we’ve worked on 7 cases total. We’ve rescued four babies that are now placed in a baby home waiting to be adopted into their forever family!  We were also able to counsel three mommies, and show them the love of Jesus. It’s not an easy task talking to a mommy who wants to place her baby for adoption, but it causes us as a team to run to God, and seek His counsel and His word in order to then help these mommies. I’m so grateful for a God that desires relationship with us, and that He wants to fill us daily, so we can pour out into others.
Beyond the work that I have been doing, the Lord has really been teaching, and stretching me. He’s called me to a place and a season where I have to learn total dependency on Him. I find myself often having to put aside what I think is best, and what I think life should look like to turn and seek God’s guidance. He’s asked me to step out in big ways, and has promised to hold me as I take those steps of faith. One of the things He has led me to do is to extend my stay here in South Africa. I will be until remaining here until August 13, continuing my work with Impact Africa. We are headed into a season that is full of teams from America coming, and we anticipate a lot of great ministry to happen!  I will be ministering with the teams, and helping give them a glimpse of the impact we are making through the Baby Rescue Center.  Please continue to pray for the Lord’s guidance and blessing over this upcoming season.
This baby girl came to us after
her mommy met our team
out in the community! 
As I continue on in this adventure, I’m looking for 10 people to commit to being a loyal prayer partner for the next 2 months. As a loyal prayer partner you will be committing to set aside time every day to lift up me, and my ministry to the Lord. If you are interested in becoming a loyal prayer partner, please email me at . Also if you haven’t done so yet, please consider joining my team of financial supporters.  
                                                    Even though I’m not in America, I’m still hoping to be able to continue to fundraise, and meet my goal of moving here full time to serve with Impact Africa through Global Ministries.I will be returning to the States on August 14th, and would love the opportunity to speak to your church, small group, Bible study, Sunday school class, etc. about the needs in the squatter camps of Johannesburg and how the Lord has called me to serve there. If you are interested, please send me an email at the above address. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thank you again for journeying with me! It is because of your love and support that I’m able to fulfill the call of Christ on my life! Thank you for being a part of that!

Because of Him,
Nichie Parish 

Prayer Requests:
  • Health and wellness over the next two months
  • Continued favor for fundraising
  • Guidance and wisdom for the next steps.