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Last but not least is also a ministry that Patrice manages, Spring of Life, Egbe. This HIV/AIDS ministry has great potential to grow so that many of those deeply hurting and shunned in the society can be reached with the “Good News”, so that they can have ultimate healing through Jesus Christ.

Just like C.A.R.E. Africa, in this larger city Patrice will have the time and resources to grow the ministry administratively, as well as grasp a larger vision of what it’s true potential is.

This is a very special and respectful video that showcases the ministry as well as two HIV patients that were gracious enough to show their faces on camera. Please join us in praying for these women.

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As we transition and move to another city within Nigeria, Patrice is really looking forward to continuing with her ministry C.A.R.E. Africa. In this larger city she will have the time and resources to grow the ministry administratively, as well as grasp a larger vision of what it’s true potential is. She plans to take trips to Egbe (11 hours away) about four times a year for accountability and continued training of the staff of C.A.R.E. Africa. This video shows the tremendous growth of the ministry since 2014 and it’s present needs to continue to grow.

This was a fun video for me to produce and put together. I pray you will enjoy this glimpse into the ministry and see how God is blessing it.

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#3 – What is Lenny going to do?

Posted: May 31, 2017 by Lenny in Lenny Miles, Nigeria, SIM

Over the past two days, the videos presented to you have discussed and shown the past 3 1/2 years of our lives. However, today begins our sneak peek into the future for what is in store for our family for 2017-2019.

As I began to shift focus in ministries, it was evident that I needed to show all of you just what that means and what it looks like. So, instead of boring you with a tremendously long blog that would take hours to read, I’ve decided to put together a video. This shows how God has led me from a construction background to this new and exciting opportunity within SIM Nigeria as Communications Specialist. Please take the time to watch this video so you can be informed and answer the question, “What is Lenny going to do?”

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Today’s video shows many of the changes at the Egbe Hospital Compound and surrounding community while our family served there. It shows the accomplishments made by the missionaries, the Revitalization staff, and so many others.  It was a huge effort spanning many countries around the globe to bring resources, time, sacrifices, and people together to make this all happen. We feel that the hospital Revitalization has been a huge success and we are so blessed to have been a part of one of God’s miracles over the last several years. Please take the time to watch this quick slide show of before and after photos.

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If you missed either of our two events where we shared about our time and ministries in Egbe, it’s OK! Starting today we are going to play one video every day in the same order we showed them at the dinner. First up is Cason’s “Traveling To Egbe” video. This is a fun and creative video that shows everyone how long and how hard it is to get to and from Egbe when coming or going overseas.

As you receive the videos this week, please take a few minutes each day to watch so that you can catch up with what is going on. The idea is to give you the visual of the past 3 1/2 years in Egbe and then into the future for Miles In Missions in Jos, Nigeria 2017-2019.

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We’ve Moved!

Posted: April 24, 2017 by Lenny in Uncategorized

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Wow, I will say that time has certainly flown by for our family. Although it was nearly six months ago, it seems just like yesterday that we were in the beginning stages of planning a transition from Egbe to Jos here in Nigeria!

15591372_750147471803158_5057877334834634317_oSince then it has been nothing short of busy for us in preparation to leave Egbe well. We had to plan how other missionaries or Nigerian staff might take over our responsibilities, train them, and watch them implement everything. We are very glad to report that everyone has stepped up greatly and we feel comfortable with leaving everything in others hands.

Also during this time, we had to plan IMG_8435a move which has it’s very own set of challenges. In a place were logistics can be nothing short of difficult, we had to find a reliable moving truck, reliable drivers, and a place to store our things temporarily. Praise the Lord that HE was orchestrating this move, because in all of our preparation, we never could have imagined this going so smoothly. After just a few emails to another missionary in Jos, he found aIMG_8438 Nigerian Doctor who is greatly involved in missions work that would send his truck and driver down to move us. Being a little skeptical, I had my doubts. Was the truck large enough for all of our things?    Was the truck completely enclosed to protect our stuff from the rain? Was the driver trustworthy enough not to find things within our belongings that might be valuable to him? Was the truck maintained and strong enough to make the long journey on these bumpy roads? I was more than elated when I first laid my eyes on the truck! It was everything we needed and more.

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 4.27.19 PMAlso, in the last couple of months we have also made the decision to come back to the USA for 12 weeks starting May 1st. We have felt the Lord leading us “home” to give everyone an update on our time in Nigeria and the ministries we are going to be involved with after we make the final transition to Jos. We’ve been preparing several events for all of you to connect with us, planning trips crisscrossing the USA to see supporting churches, creating new brochures and literature in order to share with everyone, and arranging some downtime with family to get some much needed rest after this whirlwind of activity.

One thing that I continued to be reminded of is that God is certainly in control. He has ordained all of the moving, planning, and our futures. We cannot wait to see all of you! please remember these two great opportunities to come out, get an update, hear about our transitions in Nigeria, and just to visit with us! Click the images below for more info…

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A Coffee a Day Keeps the Miles Family Away

Posted: January 31, 2017 by Lenny in Miles In Missions, SIM

For less than the price of a cup of coffee a day, you can help keep our family in the field to continue our ministries. Sign up now for $1 per day and become a $30 per month partner of our ministries click the picture below to donate now. We cannot do this without you!

Thank you from the Miles family!

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I am excited to announce that I will be starting a new ministry when we move mid-year. Please watch this video so that you can have a better understanding of what I will be doing and how you can be involved in helping. – Lenny

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Recently in one of our managers meetings, we were discussing how the transfer of leadership would happen over the next few months for the Revitalization project. Someone mentioned, “We need to pass the mantle”.

15590797_750147168469855_6886519317728532426_oMy first thought went to a house with a nice comfortable fireplace that had a huge wooden mantel above it. I thought, “how am I going to pass something that big and heavy, easily to the next leader of the project?” I imagined us struggling with the huge decorated piece of wood on a forklift and then moving it from one office desk to the other. Then I realized my thoughts of a mantel were inaccurate. The word “mantle” (spelled differently) had to have another meaning than that of a fireplace decoration.

The “passing the mantle of leadership”, first comes to us in Old Testament book of 2 Kings chapter 2. A mantle is a coat of sorts that looks like a cape and it was used to ward off the cold. When Elijah went up in a whirlwind into heaven, his mantle was left behind. Elisha then picked it up and put it on. It was a symbolism that he was “taking up the mantle of prophetic authority”.

15625579_750145915136647_4933119414180893100_oAs our family prepares to change roles and location within Nigeria, we’ve decided the timing couldn’t be better than now to transfer the “mantle of leadership” of the Revitalization construction project to a fellow missionary, Pete Penno. Pete is a Godly man and is truly over qualified for the job. He has more experience in construction than myself and has served as a missionary in other parts of Africa before. I can say without a doubt that the construction project will be left in better hands. I think many of you would agree that not too many times in our lives could we confidently say that things will possibly be better without us. This is one of those times.

I will still be heavily involved in the aspect of construction within the hospital up until our departure. Pete, having been in Egbe since July, will need my experiences over the past three and a half years to get a great “base” of knowledge to proceed in his tenure. I plan to be involved in planning, drawing, estimating, accounting, and management alongside of Pete.

This past Chdsc_0556ristmas, we were able to throw a Christmas party for all of the staff and employees of the Revitalization project. It was a great time as we reflected on what had been accomplished in 2016 and what is in store for 2017. During that time, I passed on the “mantle of leadership” to Pete. I didn’t think it was wise to pass on a coat or cape for Pete to wear around because it is usually hot in Egbe. So, I took my first thought of a mantel and made a miniature version out of scrap wood. This one is small enough to handle.

Here is to Pete Penno and his leadership of The Egbe Hospital Revitalization Project!

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Change a cherry pie to a blueberry pie. Now that would be a miracle! But that’s exactly what we are trying to do. We need this pie above to change from red to blue.

We are giving thanks to you who donated on #GivingTuesday. It seems the day was a huge and unexpected success and started a huge momentum shift towards a delicious blueberry pie. You all gave so generously for us to continue God’s work here in Nigeria. A total of $9,600 was raised in one day! You all are amazing! We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this huge boost of encouragement.

This is equal to nearly one quarter of our total “one-time” need of $40,000.

If you missed #GivingTuesday, that’s ok. You can still join our team and support the ministries we are involved with here in Nigeria. Please click here NIGERIA To make an end of the year, tax deductible donation.

No matter the amount, if it seems to small to you, please consider giving anyways.

We will update you regularly on the progress and as you see this pie turn from cherry pie to blueberry pie, you will be encouraged that you had something to do with it, no matter the amount.

If you are wanting to become partners with us for a longer period of time, you can also join our monthly support network. Not only does it take “one-time” funds to get setup in ministry and move to another city within Nigeria, but it also takes monthly support to allow us to stay and continue the work here. If you feel you could help us on a monthly basis, please click here MONTHLY to sign up for that.

Once again, we would like to thank all of you have supported us over the last 3 ½ years. We literally couldn’t have done it without you! We thank you for your unwavering support along the way. We pray you have been as blessed by supporting us as we are doing ministries here in Nigeria. I pray that through our communications, you have been able to see God working through us to disciple, bless, and encourage the people of Egbe and Nigeria as a whole.