Dear Friends and Family,
We have had some opportunities to share with most of you how the Lord has led us to the decision to join with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) to work in eastern Europe to do theological education. Our long-term plan is to partner with the University of Divine Grace in Chisinau, Moldova to teach and disciple students who are training for ministry in eastern Europe and central Asia. We believe that the Lord has given us this direction, although until now, we have not yet had a chance to visit this part of the world.
We now have a survey trip planned for November 9-18, 2017, during which time a variety of things will happen. We will spend the first several days of our trip with teammates Steve and Cheryl Winget getting familiar with the city of Chisinau and the surrounding area. We hope to analyze housing options, learn how to get around town, visit stores and medical clinics, and become acquainted with schools and churches. The last couple of days of our trip will be spent in Vienna, Austria with our regional director, Kelly Fath, and his family.
You can pray for this trip in many ways. Pray that the Lord will continue to confirm in our lives the calling that we believe he has given to us. Pray that we will learn what we ought to about this part of the world and the work that needs to be done there. Pray that our children—who will not be making the trip with us—will be well taken care of while we are away. And pray for us as we will certainly miss them during the trip.
Finally, pray that the Lord will supply the necessary funding so that the goals of this trip can be accomplished without hindrance. Factoring in airplane tickets, ground transportation, meals, and lodging, we need about $4,000.00 for this trip. We trust that God will grant what is needed through the generosity of his people.
If you are willing and able to be one of those generous partners, please know that you will have our genuine thanks. We do not take lightly the responsibilities that this trip entails, nor the efforts of those who help to make it a reality. You may send donations to the address below.
Thank you for your care for us, for your concern for the gospel, and for your continued encouragement toward us and our children. Thank you most of all for your faithful service to the Lord, whose word we proclaim, whose glory we seek, and whose return we eagerly await. May he exalt his name in all nations.
David and Brandi Prairie
Send donations to:
Grace Baptist Church
c/o David and Brandi Prairie
7815 Shallowford Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(Make checks payable to Grace Baptist Church, while indicating “Prairie Survey Trip”)