Wagner Ministry Report
Many things have changed in the Wagner family! No, we do not have any more children, but our focus has changed quite a bit. In July 2011, I resigned from the Gainesville church of Christ where I have served the last nine years as the minister to focus solely upon fundraising for Tanzania. Lord willing, we plan to move to Tanzania in June 2011. I will be taking over as the administrator of the Chimala Mission work, which was started back in the 1950’s by Andrew Connelly and others.
As with fundraising, most of my time is spent now making copies, stuffing envelopes, making phone calls to set up presentations, and, of course, much time in prayer! My wife and I have no doubt that the Lord Wills for us to be in Chimala and will equip us for the journey ahead. In the mean time, He is teaching us. In James 1:2-4, we see that the trials of this life produce endurance of faith. Sometimes, it may seem much easier to simply send out resumes for another preaching job, but we do not want to fall short of the task that has been given to us. I know the Lord will find a way for me.
We have had some support to come in and also many promises of support. If you would like to assist us in this great work, let us know. We’ll be glad to come and speak with you about this opportunity.
Upcoming Speaking Schedule
I have several speaking engagements upcoming to either preach the Gospel or to make a TZ presentation. I’d love to come and talk with you and/or your congregation about the amazing work the Wagner family will soon be involved in.
- November 6 AM: Amagon church of Christ
- November 13 PM: Gainesville church of Christ (Sword Searchers/Bible Bowl)
- November 20 PM: Holden Avenue church of Christ (Newport, AR)
- November 27 AM/PM: Crossroads church of Christ (Bradford, AR)