John 9:4 "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work."

Owens Family

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April 2017 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, Excitement is in the air! April was a month full of blessings! Just as we prepared for the birth of our daughter, we are now bustling around preparing for the birth of Grace Baptist Church on May 21! We are engaged in setting up the church building, arranging flowers, practicing songs and music, studying lessons, placing ads in the paper, inviting, soul winning, and praying…Keep Reading

March 2017 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, What an exciting month March has been! God has been answering prayers and working in many wonderful ways! Thank you to all who have been praying for Karie and for the safe delivery of our baby. On Sunday morning, March 19, at 1:45 am, Anna Noel Mercy Owens was born. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Karie and baby are…Keep Reading

February 2017 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, “So why are you here, and who are you here to reach?” Surprisingly, I have been asked this question very often in the past month as our family has been setting up our home in South Africa. People are very curious as to why a family of eight plus one on the way, would come to their country from America. With South Africa being such a diverse…Keep Reading

January 2017 Nathan & Karie Owens Family update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, All the traveling, meetings, planning, packing, and praying finally brought our family to the place of boarding our flight on December 29 to our new home in Durban, South Africa. Through your prayers, we had such peace during those last weeks of packing and spending Christmas with our church family. Thank you to all those who prayed for us as we packed and travelled. We…Keep Reading

December 2016 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, Our family would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year! We are so very thankful for our Saviour Jesus Christ and for His willingness to come to earth and to save us! As we prepare to leave for South Africa and say goodbye to family, friends, and loved ones, we are reminded of Christ’s great sacrifice of leaving heaven,…Keep Reading

November 2016 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, “…We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come…” (Revelation 11:17). Happy anksgiving! As we look over the past year, we have so much to be thankful for. Praise God for His saving grace and all the blessings and provisions He provides each day. Our family wants to say thank you for your faithful prayers and support. We…Keep Reading

October 2016 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

September – October 2016 Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, What an exciting time it is for our family as we quickly approach our departure date for South Africa! We are now less than three months away from being there. Our weeks have been lled with meetings and busy preparations to go. Karie and the children have been doing a great job with being actively involved in teaching, singing, and participating….Keep Reading

August 2016 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, Would you care for some roubois tea? Perhaps you would like to taste some Shepard’s pie, Yorkshire pudding, or sink your teeth into a boerewor (sausage made of beef or pork) at a braai (barbecue). If you came to visit our family in South Africa, you would be able to experience all of the above. Of the many cultures found in South Africa, you can…Keep Reading

July 2016 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, We praise God for each of you who have taken part in our ministry through prayers, encouragement, and support! We receive emails, cards, and care packages saying that our family is loved and prayed for often. This is is what keeps us going as we get closer to leaving for South Africa in less than five months! What is also encouraging to our hearts are…Keep Reading

June 2016 Nathan & Karie Owens Family Update

June 2016 Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, We thank God for each of our supporting churches, every prayer and word of encouragement,and all the churches we have visited and presented in. Time is ying by and we are only six months away from the time we will be leaving for South Africa. In June, we trekked from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, and then back to…Keep Reading