Child: Jeremiah Switzer
Child: Isaiah Switzer
Mission Field: South Africa
Home Church: Southwest Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Our Missionary for 2 years
Dear Pastor Smith and Faith Baptist Church,
We just wanted to give you all a quick update. The faithful few at the church are continuing to be faithful. It has been encouraging to see Bro. John Gqoboka grow in his preaching and his heart for the people. On Sunday evenings, the service I teach, it has been wonderful to see God use His Word to encourage and grow the core of the church. We continue to pray for the more fringe attenders of the church, that they will choose to prioritize spiritual growth and service.
Our family is going through a sick spell right now. I came down with a virus last week, which put me down for several days. I am now on the up swing from it, but our oldest son began showing symptoms yesterday. If history is a good measure, the others will most likely experience it to a degree before we are through.
Thank you so much for your continual prayers and faithful support.
In His Service,
Jonathan and Katie Switzer
Dear Pastor Smith and Faith Baptist
We just wanted to give you all a brief update on our family. Katie was blessed
in June to be able to attend a Ladies Retreat with several churches down in
Cape Town. It was a wonderful time of fellowship for her, especially as our
opportunities to meet and fellowship with other like-minded believers in
Upington are very scarce. The teaching sessions were a great help and
encouragement to her as well.
After coming back to Upington a couple of weeks ago, our family was hit by a
round of sicknesses. Both of our boys caught the flu/cold bugs going around,
first our 3 year old Isaiah, and then our 7 year old Jeremiah. They took turns
being sick for 3-5 days each, and then decided to share it with Dad. :) As long
as the ladies don’t catch it, we should all be back to normal in a couple of
Next week, we will be going back down to Cape Town. I had a hernia surgery back
in February, but as I had been dealing with several unusual symptoms recently I
consulted a specialist during our recent trip to Cape Town. At that visit it
was discovered that my original hernia had recurred and that I was developing
another hernia on the other side. On July 12 I will be having surgery down in
Cape Town to make the necessary repairs.
Thank you so much for your prayers for us and for your financial support. It is
times like these, when just living life presents unexpected turns, that we are
encouraged in the knowledge that God’s people are lifting us up.
In His Service,
Jonathan, Katie, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Alaythia Switzer
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