72 hours ago, we moved our family 10,000 miles away to the third world…
Nelson Mandela once said, “Everything seems impossible until it’s done.” This rings so true for us as we woke up this morning in a tiny little house in Uganda. Above you can see pictures of Jolie and Tuck making friends already. They are naturals at integrating into cultures. That’s the beauty of the child-like, eh?
We’ve been busy since arriving, just getting set up. You’d be amazed at how long it has taken just to get water and basic things that we need. It has been a constant time of uncertainty as we are learning to trust God in the impossible.
We wanted to thank you so very much for praying for our family in our BIG MOVE! We are tired and expectant at what God is going to show us here. But we can’t continue this without YOU.
We were so grateful for 2 monthly supporters who emailed us to let us know they wanted to join our monthly team by supporting our ministry each month and committing to praying with and for us. Now, we only need 20 more monthly support team members to be able to continue our work here in Uganda.
Would you consider being a part of our monthly team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Monthly or one-time donations can be given through the ways below or Tax deductible donations can be sent to Williamsburg UMC 330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176.
The Davis Tribe (Josh, Jess, Jolie, & Tuck)
Africa or Bust!
We’re traveling 10,000 miles around the world today!
Over 10 years ago, I was single looking across the Indian Ocean asking God for revival in the third world. 6 years ago, I married the love of my life in a whirlwind wedding barefoot in the dirt of Mozambique, Africa. A tall, dark, handsome guy from New Orleans ran with me to the ends of the earth, and I was head-over-heels in love with him. From day one, I dreamed of having his babies. I never dreamed the battles that loomed in the horizon.
During the process of grieving the loss of our son, Beau in 2014 and our son, Montgomery in 2015, we began to ask God what we should do with our pain. We didn’t want to give up, or give into our grief. We wanted our grieving to be powerful. We wanted to honor our son’s short lives by bravely daring to trust and believe God in the impossible, in the darkest times. We wanted to have the heart of people who stayed long enough in the dark places to see the light come through. What’s more, we wanted to be living examples of the spirit of adoption.
God began to weave a path for us that would redeem our pain, and the pain of children in Uganda. We were married in Uganda and Mozambique over six years ago. For us, this is a homecoming, and an invitation to stepping back into the promises spoken over us long ago.
In 12 short hours, we’re taking the leap of our lives…
Would you take 2 minutes today and pray out loud for our family? Ask God to show up with His presence in a tangible way in our home daily. Ask Him to wreck us with His love. And ask Him to make a way for the Lamb to receive the reward of His suffering through our little lives.
The Davis Tribe (Josh, Jess, Jolie, & Tuck)
We wanted to thank those of you who prayed for our family when our sons Beau and Montgomery passed away. Thank you for warring with us during another battle that we lost. We know first-hand what it looks like to win battles like these. When our little girl, Jolie Hope was born weighing only a pound, we witnessed her defy every odd thrown her way.
We also know how devastating battles lost are. In the wake of losing two sons in such a short time,we’ve been watching for how the God-of-the-angel-armies would fight for our tribe and trump the enemy’s plans in triumph.
We have BIG news! WE ARE MOVING TO UGANDA, AFRICA!
Now, God has opened up a door for us to move to Uganda, Africa. We were first legally married in Uganda before having our spiritual ceremony in Mozambique with Heidi and Rolland Baker in 2010 so this country carries much of our heart.
You can join our journey at thosewhodream.org or on facebook @wearethosewhodream
Because we are so thankful for your prayers during some of the lowest times of our lives, we wanted to invite you to be a part of what could be our greatest adventure yet.
Fundraiser Updates 1
Make no mistake — God is pouring out His love on Baton Rouge! The enemy can bring chaos — but GOD can make chaos HOLY! This is what we are seeing in Louisiana — an outpouring of His heart for a people who have been crushed but NOT abandoned. We Those Who Dream, Inc. are partnering with New Life Church and Pastor Joel R Willson and Micah Ellis who directs Heritage Ranch in Baton Rouge and bringing in our disaster relief teams. We have adult teams and high school teams who will be working on physical debris cleanup and could use cleaning products and masks/gloves/goggles. Pray that God would raise up people with an anointing to facilitate mobilization and distribution efforts! Heck– pray for those who will simply say yes! #thosewhodream #louisianastrong
Those Who Dream, Inc. Disaster Relief Team Information
Those Who Dream, Inc. is mobilizing teams to the flood disaster areas of Baton Rouge and Walker, Louisiana this month (August) to assist in disaster relief efforts for victims and families. We are partnering with Prayer Lake in Lettsworth, Louisiana and New Life Church in Walker, Louisiana to feed, clothe and shelter victims. Our teams will be working specifically in debris cleanup, cooking and feeding programs, supply and resource distribution and prayer for families.
Our first trip will be from Thursday, August 18 through Monday, August 22nd. We will have a high school team and an adult team mobilized on those dates.
Here are some of the items that New Life Church is requesting for disaster response:
- Air mattresses and cots (Walmart has full size air mattresses for $6)
- Pillows and light blankets
- Battery powered personal fans
- Bottled Water
- Non-perishable food
- Gas cards for teams to go in and out of flood areas
For more information contact us at 985-607-4870 or www.thosewhodream.org