» Archive for 2004

December Prayer Letter

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 by Dave Marttunen

Dear friends, We are back in Johannesburg after nearly a month in Pakistan. We have come home with wonderful memories of our time in Pakistan and the confidence that the Lord used us to encourage others (at least that’s what they said to us!). Our trip began when we flew all night from South Africa […]

November Prayer update

Friday, November 5th, 2004 by Dave Marttunen

As October weather warms in South Africa, we have enjoyed our second spring this year. Each week we live here we feel more settled. Both Donna and I have enjoyed opportunities to speak with pastors, new friends and mission representatives as we continue to piece together a more complete perspective of this changing nation. Our […]

October Prayer letter

Friday, October 1st, 2004 by Dave Marttunen

With a new phone line installed in our “flat” we are connected more easily to the internet and able to down load outside the peak use times.  This is a most welcome advancement for us. Since our last published prayer letter we have purchased a good used car, and driven it several times to Pretoria […]

September 14 Prayer Requests

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 by Dave Marttunen

Each day Donna and I are feeling more settled in Johannesburg. We are grateful to all of you for your prayers, notes, emails; words of encouragement. As the initial shock of leaving family and all things familiar behind us, wears off, and as we continue to make this place our home, we are sensing an […]

Update from Johannesburg

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 by Dave Marttunen

This comes to you from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Little that we read in preparation for culture shock in books seemed to help us as we experienced it first hand. When we first arrived, those helping us to orientate to this city and country told us first hand experiences (and many second ones as well) […]