Saturday, September 7, 2013

In the beginning...

Friday, (9/7) was a new milestone in our adventure with God. We had our final interview with Overland Missions for our three month Advanced Missions Training in Zambia, Africa. 

I knew Joe's interview was at eleven that morning and I was on my way to work. All that kept running through my mind was this prayer, "God, You know. If this is where you want us, and we believe it is, this will all work out the way you want it to. I don't need anything more than I need You!" The weeks leading up to this interview were similar to waiting for Christmas like three year olds. We would look at each other and say, "Man, I wish the interview was tomorrow!!"

About two hours after I started working Joe showed up with a cheshire cat grin on his face. My five year old ran up to me and exclaimed, "WE'RE GOING TO AFRICA!!!!!" Emotions ran wild! There was a lot of hugging and high-fiving! 

Since sharing our news people keep asking how we feel. Well, after blessed, excited, humbled, grateful, and excited - it feels surreal! We're getting the opportunity to live our God sized dream!

"You have within you a dream placed on your heart by God-a dream perfectly sized and created just for you to step into. It is the beginning of you, the start of you seeing God more fully, the opportunity for you to experience God more completely. He has designed your heart, your passion, your talents, your strengths, your mind, for pursuing a dream that He wants to more fully awaken in you." Jennifer Camp

Thank you all for taking this journey with us! Please continue to pray! We have $16,000 to raise in 8 months! Please pray about your involvement! If God lays it on your heart to support us, let us know. God is in charge of our lives and we know that He will bring all things into completion for His plans are perfect. We want all of you to be apart of this, working together for the kingdom of God. Investments for eternity. We would love to sit down with you if you choose to donate!

There are two ways you can donate!

1. We would love to sit down with you if we can and talk about our vision for our trip!  Email us at!

2. You can give at Please remember to put our names (Peter and Jennifer Hennis, Zambia) in the memo line!

Please be in prayer for this season of our lives as God directs us to where we are going! Thank you for partnering with us in prayer and finances! 

In His Amazing Love,
Joe and Jenn

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." Luke 4:18



  1. I am SO HAPPY for you guys! Sad because you'll be missed, but what a God-opportunity! (I'm slightly jealous because I'd love to be there too.) I'm going to help partner with you like I did with Laura. Praying for God to bring the resources.