Roseland Update from Ximena's Point of View

Usually, Ximena and I write our update together, although I do the writing and Ximena is in charge of the pictures. So we think through what has gone on, I start writing, and Ximena starts trying to find pictures (even though we leave out quite a bit, since we can't always find pictures!). After we piece everything together, we read through it and make any changes (especially since I have a bad memory!) before we post it. But this time, Ximena wanted to share something directly from... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Friday, December 21, 2018
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Bring on the Craziness!

We usually start each update by looking at the previous month’s update, just so we know where to start. As we were reading the last update, there were a few sentences that stuck out: “So these past few weeks have been a little crazy. It feels like we have been in planes, trains, and automobiles (pun intended!) a lot, but honestly the deep relationships that we have formed and continue to form have made it all worth it.” Wow! We weren’t ready for what was next…so... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Monday, December 3, 2018
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A Family on the Move

Merry Christmas!   This is Wayne writing again this year.  As always, it’s been a very busy year for the Sneed family.  I feel like I say that every year.  And every year I think, “Next year it’s just got to slow down some.”   And every year it doesn’t.  Please tell me it won’t be like this forever!  In truth, we love our life.  It’s full and constantly alive with something new.   We’re... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Cathey Christmas Update

“He has sent Me to preach the gospel to the poor, give sight to the blind, proclaim release to the captives, heal the brokenhearted and proclaim the favorable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18). This verse has helped me crystalize what I believe to be my life calling. I am so compelled by Jesus’ mission statement. His message was about the eternal Kingdom of God, but he explained it by showing its application to peoples’ material, physical, emotional and spiritual... Read More
Posted by Wayne Sneed at Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Time Zones, State Lines, and Deep Friendships

Thank you so much to those who have been praying for us the past month! It has been great to be asked how things are going and to know that there are people out there who are thinking and praying for us daily. We have needed it as this past month has been filled with travel and some crazy experiences. We do have a very important request that you can be praying for at the end in this update. Well, right before the beginning of September, we were able to celebrate Ximena’s... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Sunday, October 7, 2018
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The End of Summer

Summer is over! It is really sad to see it go, as we had some really beautiful times as a family, but all good things must come to an end. We are still trying to hold onto the hot weather for as long as we can!!! (Although not holding onto it as tight as these girls were the frogs...don't worry, no frogs were harmed!) Two of the coolest things that happen every year at the beginning of July are the 4 th and Santiago’s birthday. Usually, we are either out of the country or... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Friday, September 7, 2018
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Rest in the Midst of Chaos

These past few months have been a little bit chaotic, which might be the reason that this update has been so long in the making! But we are beginning to learn a major lesson in our lives, which we want to share with you guys through events that have happened these past few weeks.  One of the biggest events of the year for Richard was the planning and execution of the Orphanos Training Retreat in Dallas, TX. It is an event where we have our missionaries from all over the globe come... Read More
Posted by Richard Roseland at Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Orphanos Retreat

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at Monday, July 9, 2018
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Ministry & Adventures in Kyrgyzstan

Tim and his wife are Orphanos partners living and serving youth and families in Kyrgyzstan through various avenues. Tim and his team just finished their first big project with their special needs ministry. They took 73 kids and volunteers to a horse ranch, where the kids did therapy horseback riding. They also had carnival games, quad bikes and a magic show (Tim was the magician.) The kids had a great time, but the biggest positive is that they received great feedback from the... Read More
at Monday, July 9, 2018
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PVI's 11 Years of Ministry

It was a dark night eleven years ago when we arrived from South Africa.  Zimbabwe was quiet, most people were asleep.  All we had was an address.  Searching a dark street in Zimbabwe, we found the home of Pastor Bonface and his wife Tabitha. This couple are the founders of the  Youth with a Vision  ministry and the  Sending Church  which meets in a school classroom in a dusty suburb of Harare.   We ate a simple welcoming meal and got down to... Read More
at Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Say Yes to Children