Phil & Hannah Blomberg, along with their kids (Liam, Vivian, Fiona & Samuel) met on Zoom with the Cross family in Africa recently…read & watch the interview below.
Many ACC kids who attended VBS last June remember meeting the Cross family and learning about the urgent need for clean water in many parts of Africa. During VBS the kids were able to raise over $10,000 to drill a well in the village of Pomke, South Sudan. Since then the Crosses have been working to put that gift into action. There have been many setbacks with accessing the drilling equipment necessary to complete the project. Currently, the plan is to have the well drilled the week of Easter! They ask us to join them in prayer for this project that there are no further setbacks. The rainy season in that area has just begun and if they are not able to drill the well before the ground gets too soft then they will have to wait until next year.
Jon frequently travels between their home in Kenya and their work in South Sudan. He just recently returned from a trip where he installed a solar system for a missionary family there. They have also been working with local church leadership on discipleship training.
The global challenges presented by Covid have impacted the work of the Cross family as well. Much like in our area, regulations are just beginning to ease and that has been a huge answer to prayer. This means the teams they work with will no longer have to provide negative tests to travel between Kenya and South Sudan as they must do for their work.
Please continue to lift up the Cross Family in prayer. In addition to the time-sensitive well project, they have also asked for prayer over the period of time between now and the end of June when they travel to the US for a brief home assignment. They have a busy couple of months coming up and a lot to get done before the summer. We look forward to seeing them again this year at ACC VBS!
The Cross Family
Jon, Amie, Providence, Rosemary, William, Daniel & Eleanor