Bob and Bobbie serve with First Love International Ministries. Bob is the Director of Overseas Ministry Development and Bobbie is the Director of Women’s Ministries. Bob and Bobbie lived in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1998 to 2008. Though they now have a townhouse in the USA, they continue to spend most of the year overseas.
Bob and Bobbie’s ministry has included the establishment of four children’s homes in Nepal, a home in India targeting children of prostitutes, Tabitha House (a residential home for widows), and a hostel in Kathmandu for college children. They are also involved in church planting, evangelism, and discipleship. With the goal of providing ongoing local support for their projects, they have established various income generating projects including a quilt store, banana plantation, chicken farm, and pig farm.
About Bob and Bobbie
Bob is a former high school teacher, principal and superintendent of schools. Bobbie was trained as a medical lab technician. Bobbie enjoys sewing, quilting, and teaching and has used these skills in her ministry to women. They have four children and ten grandchildren.
.... God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
1 John 5: 11-12 (NIV)
Dear Praying Friends,
I have some great news to share with you. In fact, it is the most wonderful news of all. Yesterday (Sunday), after sharing at our children's home in Siliguri, India, 5 more of our precious children prayed to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior! Please pray for for these little ones that they would grow in their faith.
Questioning the 5 children about their decision before each one prayed to receive Christ...
New in Christ (left to right) Smriti (10), Priya (10), Ezra (7), Prakriti (10), and Rajib (10)
I have been in India for a week and will depart tomorrow for Nepal. It has been a joy to be with the children and staff and to also make decisions on windows and doors, as well as plumbing and electrical materials for the building. Though there is still a lot to do, I am encouraged by the progress that has been made since we were last here in March.
First Love Children's Home, Siliguri May 5, 2013
As you know if you have ever been involved in a building project, the expenses seem to escalate once you get to the final stages of construction. Please pray for the Lord's continued provision.
I want to invite you to join us in India from September 14-29 to get the home ready for the children. Our goal is to actually move the children into the home on September 27th! We need painters, carpenters, and anyone not afraid of hard work! Skilled or unskilled, we need you!
Please let us know if you are interested. The cost will be around $3,000 depending on the cost of the airline tickets.
Have a wonderful week.
God bless you.
Bob (and Bobbie)
One final picture from yesterday....