The Rice Family

Missionaries since 1999

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Rice’s Reporter – August

    August 2015

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Dear Praying Friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers over this summer.  We had a very busy month but it was full of many blessings!

In July, Charity was able to go to Jr. camp with our church here in Ohio.  She surrendered to missions while there.  She is such a sweet girl and has such a tender heart.  We are excited to see how God uses her now and in the future.   Also, our 4 older teens were able to go to the Great Lakes Youth Conference while Shane and I took Charity and Christina to the North East Vision Summit.  Both meetings were a blessing and encouragement to all of us.

In August we were able to attend the IFFB meeting held at Parker Memorial Baptist Church where we were able to celebrate the 60 years Pastor Don Green has been Pastor. This meeting was truly special for Kathy as this is the church where she grew up.  While there, our daughter Rebekah surrendered her life to the Lord for whatever He would have her do!  We praise the Lord for children who want to serve the Lord!!

The last couple weeks we have been in upstate New York for meetings. While there we took the time to spend with Shane’s family.  Shane’s parent took us all to see Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA.  It was amazing to see the life of Joseph!  Thank you Mom and Dad we had a great time!!  My kids were also spoiled by Friendship Baptist Church who treated them to a day at Darien Lake theme park with their youth group.  It was a fun time of fellowship we enjoyed greatly.  Thank you Bill and Ruby for such a fun day!

Our son Micah also feels called to preach and he was able to preach his first message at Good Samaritan Baptist Church.  He must of did an awesome job because the pastor asked him to preach again the following service or maybe it was because he is his grandson. :)  Either way I am so proud of Micah and his desire to preach God’s word!  We got to hear 3 generations of Rices preach in one service, it was a special time.
Many of you have asked about of prayer request for our dental needs.  We are thankful for those who helped with this need.  We are trusting God will supply the remaining amount.

We are currently at 77% of our support and looking forward to getting to Italy soon!  Our prayer is that we would be able to get there by the end of this year, please pray with us for God’s clear direction in this.  Our hearts are ready to be there.  We are planning on starting our visa paperwork this coming month so please keep that in prayer as well.

We were reminded once of again of your prayers as we arrived back home Friday afternoon and Saturday the alternator went out on our van.  We were thankful we were at home and not stranded on the side of the highway.  Shane was able to fix it easily and rather cheaply. We are so thankful for God’s traveling mercies on us and for the many prayers of people around the world praying for us!

God Bless,
Shane and Kathy Rice
Rachel, Rebekah, Moriah, Micah, Charity & Christina

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Rice’s Reporter July 2015

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July, 2015

Dear Pastor & Praying Friends,

As I sit here to write this letter I am reminded once again that God is able to supply exceeding  abundantly above all that we ask or think.   As our “desired” departure time draws closer we begin to worry if we will be at 100% of our support and about all the other details.   I am thankful that God has promised to supply all our needs.  Continue reading

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Rice’s Reporter May 2015

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May 15, 2015

Dear Praying friends,

There is no real way to describe what it is like to be in a different church almost every Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday evening.  It has been good, and God has provided for us every step of the way as well protected us every mile that we have traveled.  We have been in a few new churches and have had several churches let us know that they plan on picking us up for support.  Continue reading

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March 2015

March 2015

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Dear Praying friends,

It is hard to believe we have been back in the States for 6 months already.  Our hearts are still missing our dear friends in Peru but we are anxious to get to where God has placed a new burden on our hearts, the country of Italy.  It seems like each time we present our ministry at a church my heart is newly overwhelmed for the great need in the country of Italy.  We would love to skip this whole furlough/deputation process and leave tomorrow, but we understand the need to raise more support so we can effectively reach the people of Sicily. Continue reading

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January 2015

January 2015

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Dear Praying Friends,

We were excited this year to be able to spend time with family during Christmas and New Years. During the months of November and December schedules for missionaries usually slow down.  This has been a nice change of pace. We have been able to visit family and spend some needful time catching up on life in general.  Although we did miss all the church activities we are usually busy with in Peru. Please continue to pray for the work in Peru. Continue reading

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