May 2013 Update
Marty & Brenda Dittmar (1975)
Dear Prayer Partners,
A group of 12 students, student athletes, coaches and media folks are preparing to join Marty for a May mission trip to Bethesda Orphan Outreach in South Afri-ca. Marty has been taking groups of students and student athletes to Bethesda for the past 4 years.
Bethesda is a ministry to children who have been left as orphans because of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. John and Lois Mix-on head the ministry there and Marty and Brenda have devel-oped a great relationship with them. ohn told Marty during the last trip in March with student ath-letes that “the Purdue groups have been some of the best and most effective teams that come to Bethesda.”
The May team will include a NEW COMPONENT in the development of Marty’s mission teams through the years: COACHES and MEDIA people will accompany students and student athletes on the trip.
We are thankful that the group has raised all the needed funds for the trip. THAT was a big undertaking and a major step of faith for some of the ladies who are new in faith. Im Bertsch is the video co-ordinate for Women’s Basketball at Purdue. He will be going along on the trip and bringing high quality equipment to film as much of the time as possible. Please pray for the team as we go to serve at Bethesda. Pray that God will use us AND work in us. In Marty and Brenda’s minds these trips are more about what God does in the lives of our Purdue teams that what our teams do for others. Students and student athletes do NOT return the same after serving!
Now for a little bit of family news! Our Laura will be having a little girl (she won’t tell us the name yet!) in June. She and Phil are very excited about the arrival of their 4th child. Phin, Silas and Calvin all talk about the new baby coming soon! Pray for health and strength for mom and baby!
This summer Purdue FCA will be blessed with the addition of a summer FCA intern, Courtney Moses. Courtney has a great heart for God and desires to serve the Lord full time after Purdue. She plays on the Wom-en’s Basketball team and is a leader in Purdue FCA. PRAY for C-MO (as she is known) this summer!
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