Thankful for…..

Posted: November 24, 2016 by Lenny in Egbe, Fundraising, Lenny Miles, Miles In Missions, Nigeria, Patrice Miles, Prayer, SIM

August 2013

This past Sunday morning, Patrice and I sat on the back porch of our home in Egbe and discussed what we are thankful for. We both were very thankful for what the Egbe Hospital Revitalization Project provided for us when we arrived into Nigeria in 2013. Most missionaries have to raise one time support for cars, kitchen appliances, house furnishings, generators and more. All of these things were provided for us in Egbe and it made our transition to the field so easy and stress free.

Now that we are moving to JOS, we will have to leave all this behind. We will have to purchase everything for our new home. We realize that we are asking for God to perform a miracle. Most missionaries would go back to their home country and spend 3-4 months visiting supporters to raise this kind of support. It would cost our family almost $7,000 round trip to fly to the U.S. We just don’t feel like this is being a wise steward of the resources God has given us. We do plan to come back for home assignment, but not until summer of 2018, after Cason and Jolie complete their first year of school.

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-8-58-30-pmThis brings up another area that Patrice and I are very thankful. We are thankful to all of you who have supported us in so many ways over the last three plus years! You have supported us by prayer, by financial support, by sending us much needed items (excluding all the candy and pop tarts!), while others have helped heavily with C.A.R.E. Africa in sponsorship.

We need you and more partners to come alongside us in a huge way. Our “one-time” support seems large to us, but we know that God will provide. Please pray how you may be able to contribute to our work in Nigeria with an end of year one time contribution or joining us as a monthly supporter.

Maybe you can be creative before the end of the year and “sponsor” a room of our house or one of the kids school fees with your church group or family members this holiday season. Please remember that all giving is tax deductible. Click on Miles In Missions to donate.

Our One Time Support Needs are below;

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-6-22-51-pm           Two cars – $15,000 (Includes the over the boarder customs fees and taxes for purchase in Benin)

untitled                             Generator and Inverter Battery/Solar Power System – $3,000

img_6668                                 Cason and Jolie school fees – $10,000 total per year

Tents are not an option! Beds, dresser drawers, mattresses, and cabinetry repairs for closets are needed in all three bedrooms. $500 per bedroom.

img_6719Additional furniture for dining room, family room and office – $2,000

Repairs on the home we are moving in to – $2,000

Equipment for ministry – $6,000

Kitchen and Laundry Appliances – $2,500


  1. Ackley, Dick says:

    You guys will be a super welcome addition to our team in Jos! Meg and I will be praying that ALL of these important needs will be met in good time. I’m curious what house you’ll be moving into. Which compound; whose house was it previously?

    Praying for you guys today….and you are on my weekly prayer list – your day is Thursday. But today you’re also getting our prayers on a Monday!

    God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. II Cor 9:8

    Keep us posted on how things are going. You’re some of the very best communicators in all of SIM!!


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