South Africa Tiffany And Nate's Adventures Continue

After living in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a little over 2 years we love adventure and exploring new places and we love making new friends! So we are excited to share about our upcoming Adventure!! (But first a quick life update!)

At a University of Michigan tailgate this Fall! We are loving life in the Midwest!

Hines Life Updates::

  • We began homeschooling Nate in October of 2016 and so far we LOVE it! Its a great fit for our family and Nate is thriving!
  • We spent our first Christmas away from home this year- and it was hard - Face Time is NOT the same as being with family! BUT we enjoyed spending time with our community of friends up here and were not alone! Praise Him!
  • After doing Real Estate Photography almost exclusively for the last 2 yrs, Tiffany is making plans to re-brand and kick off her portrait photography studio in Ann Arbor this spring!! Look for a new website launch very soon!
  • Nate is getting taller & taller and starting to show signs of facial hair! Tiffany isn't sure what she's going to do when Nate needs to learn to shave! ;0
  • We are enjoying living somewhere with multiple seasons and climate changes and have discovered new favorite hobbies like sledding (when it snows) and climbing pine trees!
  • Tiffany got to walk out on a Frozen Lake Erie at a recent weekend Canada personal retreat! That was a first!!
  • Tiffany is enjoying hosting MANY events in her home big & small and is perfecting her hospitality skills! (Guests are WELCOME anytime!)
  • The Church here is growing rapidly! More and more families are coming each week. The young adults group now has 3 FULL Connect Groups that meet weekly with talk of multiplication soon! We love growth!
This group of women lovingly refer to ourselves as "the Lady Squad" - All single staff members for the church! Its a joy to lead and do life with this Squad! **This was at our Lady Squad Christmas Party at my house! Another fun event to host! **

Tiffany is currently serving in her second year on staff with the Antioch Discipleship School (ADS) here in Ann Arbor, MI. (Nate gets to attend the classes by default and enjoys getting to learn with the other 'kids' - just ask him about the Father Heart of God!! :) ) It is one of her most favorite volunteer roles she's ever gotten to fill. Tiff has already committed to continue in this role next year as well and is excited and expectant for all that God will do! She loves getting to watch students learn about their Father's love and then go on to discover their Identity in Him! It's incredible to watch them come alive as they grow closer to Him! ADS culminates in the spring with a 2 week long overseas mission trip where students get to apply the many things they have learned!

Here are a few pics of our class activities this year!

ADS moments this year!! (Top L-R: Jordan sharing with the class; Me and my Triad girls at our Christmas Party; One of the students being prayed for in worship; Students engaging in worship; The big group in Indiana at our Fall Outreach.); One of our Guest Speakers, Aric Smith; Praying over Daniel Jackson after he shared on evangelism.

In May, Nate and I get to go to Cape Town, South Africa with our ADS Students!!

We plan to do outreach on some of the universities and in the slum areas (or Townships). We also hope to encourage the local church and expand the kingdom of God.

The beauty of Cape Town!
We will work with Antioch Cape Town while we are in South Africa!! It is a growing church that just celebrated their 2 yr anniversary!
Antioch Cape Town's 2nd Bday Celebration - Feb 26!!
Some of the Antioch Cape Town Community
We hear we may get to go see LIVE penguins in the wild!
So many beautiful sights in South Africa! We cannot wait!

Would you be willing to partner with us either in Prayer or Financial Support?

Top L-R: Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village, The World Mandate Detroit Worship and production team, Fun at a Christmas market with friends, after making signs for a friend's bday!

Finances::

The cost is $4000 each for Nate and I to be able to go on the trip! We are doing a variety of fundraisers with the class but would love your support! If you want to give towards our trip, click the button below to be taken to the Antioch giving page. (Simply click "Quick Give" and then on the top line, be sure to select ADS South Africa and write "Tiffany & Nate Hines" in the comment line as shown in the screen shot below!)

*Please note your gift to Antioch is tax deductible. Donations are solicited with the understanding Antioch has complete discretion and control over all donated funds. In practice Antioch implements donor instructions whenever possible.
The ADS class at our Summer Kickoff!

Prayer::

Pray for Nate and I as we prepare to go and for our team of 13 others. Pray for opportunities to encourage the local church there as they are starting their 3rd year! Pray for safe travels and health for everyone for the duration of the trip. Pray for Tiffany to have wisdom, energy, and grace as she helps to lead the group. Pray for Nate as he gets to experience a new culture and serve others! (My prayer is that he will grow a heart for the nations by getting to have these experiences at an early age! I'd love for us to live overseas -maybe France - one day as church planters!)

This was in Toronto at last year's ADS Fall Outreach! We love experiencing NEW places!!

**If you would like to get Nate's personal update video or to be part of our prayer team while we are gone, please let us know by filling out this form so we can update you!

The Fall Colors in the Midwest are incredible!

Thanks for your support! - Love Tiff and Nate

We Love Our Adventurous Life & We Love Each Other!! :)

Our contact info:: Tiffany & Nate Hines, 2016 Manchester Rd, Apt 23, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. (214) 207-2562. tiffanydawnhines@gmail.com

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