05 April 2007

another lady making a difference for africa

(left to right) dino rizzo, vickie melancon, me

vickie melancon - the mother of terry melancon, the police detective that was killed in the line of duty in baton rouge on august 10, 2005 - vickie has just finished writing a book entitled "end of watch" - about her son and about her own battle with cancer.

i'll post about it as soon as the book is released, but you can already pre-order it on the book's website, www.endofwatch.org.

how does this connect to africa? in our easter service at the river center last year, pastor dino rizzo announced that the facility being built for the new healing place church campus in mozambique would be named "the terry melancon chapel" in honor of terry and his heart to help hurting people.

the nearly-complete terry melancon chapel in nkobe, mozambique

vickie and her family have decided to commit all the proceeds from this book project to help the work there in mozambique - a partnership of children's cup, mission of mercy, the family church of lafayette, and healing place church. vickie and her family have already given so much of their time and resources to helping the project in mozambique - it's an incredible blessing to see how God is using their lives.

it is in this facility that we'll launch the new church while i'm there with the team of elevate interns in just a couple weeks. please be in prayer for our trip. and ask God to bless the book project and to bless many lives through both the book and the work in mozambique.

1 comment:

John Lambert said...

Love to hear about people who have a heart to bless the nations in Jesus name. Keep up the good work and may God bless you and the team!