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Mike & Cindy Haley

Missionary Information

Name: Mike Haley
Age: 53

Spouse: Cindy Haley
Age: 56

Child: Brock Haley
Age: 30

Child: Emily Haley
Age: 28

Mission Field: Africa

Home Church: Grace Baptist Church
New Castle, Indiana

Missions Agency: Baptist International Missions
Harrison, Tennessee

Our Missionary for 8 years


Missionary Update 02/05/2024

Hello from Botswana! This letter is long overdue and we appreciate your patience and understanding. We’re also working on a new highlight and update video that we hope to send out later this month. After 4 months of non-stop coast to coast travel, reporting to churches in the U.S. and Canada, Cindy and I arrived back in Botswana on December 29 and there literally has not been a moments pause for the past 36 days. Accordingly, the blessings of God have also been non-stop and His unfailing grace has given us the strength needed for this very intense and demanding season. I was reading 2 Corinthians chapter one this morning where Paul said that they were pressed out of measure, above strength, (vs. 8). In vs. 11 he wrote, “Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.” You hold us up in prayer and it makes all the difference! There is so much to thank the Lord for and we thank HIM for YOU! We have needs but I’ll leave them as unspoken for now (God knows) as I want this letter to be nothing but PRAISE and THANKSGIVING to GOD! Please, take a moment to pray and give God glory with us. Here are some highlights in a bullet point list of blessings. The abbreviation PTL for “Praise the Lord” will save some space. • PTL for safe travels, blessed fellowship and hospitality, new supporting churches, souls saved, and a family surrendered to FT missions service during four months of furlough. • Thank you for a gracious outpouring of love offerings for Christmas. Christmas spent together with our families made this year extra special and we were able to give “above and beyond” to our son Brock and Shane & Emily. • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: PTL – upon our return home we were awarded permanent residence status in Botswana meaning hundreds of dollars and a lot of headaches saved, no longer having to worry about our residence permits being renewed every five years. We’re here for the long haul! • THREE ADULTS WERE SAVED in 3 days this past week. The leaders of the church have led well in our absence and the church has grown – glory to God! We have found it “teeming” with folks who are ready to be saved and many desiring to be baptized and added to the church. • PTL – The White and the Visscher families arrived safely with all luggage (and tools) intact, are now settled in, and already hard at work on the GRACE OASIS PROPERTY. Both families are a unique blessing and bring A LOT to the table in skill, ministry gifts, and their willingness to serve. Please pray for their safety and productivity. There’s so much that needs done! The focus just now is on repairs to the mission house and water supply to the property. • PTL - Monies have been given to drill a new well on the property and, though it’s very deep, it’s possible that the geologist has found “a miracle” underground convergence of three streams where we can drill. Water is gold in Botswana and good water volume is very rare in Ruretse. Many of the local residents and farmers have to truck it in. How awesome would it be if God allowed us to hit a mother load? After all – with a name like “The Grace Oasis” - Well, I think you get the idea! We’re pretty excited about the prospects of extending that grace to the local community and let me tell you that the doors of opportunity that will open for the gospel to be preached and the love of Christ shown are incalculable!!!! • PTL – Ms. Pamela has started the new school year with a full house of 18 students at the Grace Academy Christian School. There is desperate need of a qualified associate teacher that she can train to help her. We covet your prayers for the Lord to raise up and lead us to that “right” person. • I want to close this letter with a shout out to Mom Cindy! I am so grateful for such a hard working missionary wife. When we got home to Botswana she was BURIED with year end admin work that has to be done for both BIMI and the government here in Botswana. After four months “on the road” she had to get us settled back in to the house we’re renting temporarily, and had two weeks to get everything prepared for the arrival of two families. I gave her an honorary degree in building and breaking down bunk beds! ALL GLORY TO GOD – but please allow me to give honor to whom honor is due to this amazing woman, an unsung hero, that we all know and love as Mom Cindy! Mike

Missionary Update 11/02/2023


Missionary Update 08/24/2023


Missionary Update 06/26/2023


Missionary Update 05/08/2023


Missionary Update 04/04/2023

Missionaries Mike, Cindy & Emily Haley REALLY EXCITING NEWS – Our Emily is engaged to be married! Brother Shane Tasker works with missionary Gerald Meyers at the Independent Baptist Church of Pretoria in South Africa. We met Shane last year when he led a team from their church on a mission trip to Botswana. Blessed fellowship and a kindred spirit was enjoyed by all that weekend as we teamed up to go out soul-winning. And, the LORD was working on a great surprise. In January of this year, as we were travelling in South Africa, I had the privilege to preach at IBC in Pastor Meyers absence. Afterwards, Brother Shane took us to lunch and spent the afternoon showing our family around the city of Pretoria. And that’s when it happened! Two amazing people, who love the Lord with all their heart and share an intense desire to serve Him all their lives; found each other. When it’s right, it’s right and it didn’t take long for love’s sweet blossom to bloom and two weeks ago Shane proposed. About five years ago, Shane surrendered his life to Christ to serve in missions and has recently been in the process of transitioning from his secular job into full-time ministry. He and Emily are planning to be wed sometime later this year. Cindy and I are so thrilled at how God has orchestrated this beautiful love story in the lives of our families and we hope that you too will join us in praising the Lord for His goodness. Please pray for Shane and Emily as plans are made for the wedding and that the Lord will be greatly magnified. The divorce rate in Botswana stands at 73%. Fornication and adultery are horribly rampant. Many people, lost and saved alike, will witness the manner in which Shane and Emily marry and establish their home. Please pray that it will create both a hunger and a boldness in the hearts of the Batswana to pursue marriage the way that God intended. THANK YOU FOR GIVING – Already, we have received $2500 of the $4800 needed to fund the Partner with a Preacher (PWP) church planting initiative for this 1st year. Our men are so encouraged! This past week I met with the chief of Gabane (Ha-bah-nay) and secured his blessing to start the work there. This past Saturday a group from our church passed out Setswana New Testaments to over 500 homes in a village called Pilane (Pee-lah-nay). Again, there were those who beseeched us to start a church in their village and one man even led one of our members to a plot of land and said, “Here, you can have this land. It’s free for a church. Build a church here.” I don’t want to sound like a broken record but Matthew 9:37 is so true, “The harvest TRULY is plenteous, but the labourers are few.” Please – stop and pray, even now, and ask the Lord to send more missionaries to Botswana and even more so, to lead us to those here who will answer the call to serve the Lord and be trained in the work of the gospel. We have also received $600 towards the container of Bibles that we will ship, Lord willing, later this year! It’s a great start. Please continue to pray as the Lord provides for these two great endeavors. (Cynthia’s 4st time on distribution – saved last month) VIDEO UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS – Cindy has prepared a wonderful video update to go along with this letter. We hope you found the prayer guide we sent last month helpful. Please add an unspoken request that, for now, we’ll refer to as “Ruretse.” It’s an opportunity we’re exploring. Pray that God will give us clear direction in the matter. Please pray for our furlough schedule as well. Please pray for the Grace BC family. We’ve had a rash of sickness. Additionally, some of our members are being sifted by Satan or perhaps sorted out by the Lord (tares and wheat). God is taking our family, this ministry, and the church “next level” and we are definitely going through the pruning and purging that precedes bearing “more fruit” and “much fruit” – Reference John 15. It’s a necessary process but it’s never an easy one. We trust the Lord to do His good pleasure in all our lives. God is good – all the time! We love and appreciate you! Mike, Cindy & Emily Haley

Missionary Update 03/07/2023


Missionary Update 02/06/2023


Missionary Update 11/10/2022


Missionary Update 04/18/2022


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