Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Passports in hand

Drew's passport has arrived. Now all passports are in hand.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Dana got her passport. Drew's didn't arrive with it but it should be here Monday. Every new step makes it closer and more exciting.
The Chamberlins will be here, at our church, next Sunday. We are going to get to spend some time with them and be able to learn more about the mission and how we can help. We can't wait!
We ( the mission team) are trying to meet once a week for a prayer time together. We know that physical preparations for the trip are only part of it. The most important thing is knowing that we have prepared our hearts for the Lord to be able to work in us and though us. This trip is not about us, it is all about a wonderful Saviour, who has done a work in our hearts and has given us a desire to share His love and message with others. Pray for us as the time grows closer that God would make clear our path and keep us ever close to Him.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Plane Tickets

The plane tickets have been purchased!
This makes things a little more real now.
We are looking at around 24-25 hours of travel.
Some of our stops include New York and Busssels.
Practicing for our 6 hour Layover!
It's all Good!

Passports ordered

Drew and Dana finally got their passports ordered.
Sheryl and Haley were on the ball and already have theirs back.
Either way that is is one thing we can check off the list of things to do. :)

Drew & Dana's Support Letter

Dear Friends and Family, April 13, 2009

Everyone has moments in their lives when something happens that makes them stop and realize that this is going to change their lives forever. For Drew and I one of those moments happened about two years ago. The Chamberlins were holding a missionary service at our church, accompanied by three little orphans from their mission in Cameroon. As they sang and shared their stories they completely stole our hearts. As we sat in the service that day God began to do a work in our hearts. After the service we went home and sat around the table. After a few moments of pushing food around our plates Drew spoke up about how God had been talking to him, and I was excited to be able to say the same. Both of us agreed that we would be willing to go “right now” if we could. Well, we didn’t go right then and as life got busy, thoughts of the mission at Cameroon, though always there, were pushed further back in our minds. God is patient and His timing is perfect. Last year, as we spent a week at our Family Camp at Rock Lake, God began moving on our hearts again and this time it was much stronger and clearer, God was calling us to Cameroon. I cannot explain the overwhelming joy of seeing that God had a plan for us beyond anything we had ever dreamed, and knowing that He had prepared our hearts for this moment. From that time on we began seeking to make this calling more of a reality. We have been in contact with the Chamberlins and the EBM board and have planned a mission trip to Cameroon this summer.
The mission we are going to help with is run by Victor and Claudia Chamberlin. They are in charge of a Christian school that teaches between 250- 300 students, as well as an orphanage that houses 15 children now, but has the capacity to house 60 children if they could find sponsors to support them. The Chamberlins have been faithful missionaries for many years and are now in their 80’s and desperately in need of some help. We are excited to be able to go and help out for a few weeks. We will be leaving for Cameroon around June 19th, and be there for about 3 weeks. We are blessed to be going with two of our friends, Sheryl Nabozny and her daughter, Haley, who also share a heart for missions. We will be leaving our children in the care of their grandparents for this trip. Kent and Katie are excited about the possibility of getting to live in Cameroon someday, if the Lord so leads, along with some reservations, like leaving cousins and friends for more than a week, but they are excited about being missionaries and helping the orphans and school children in Cameroon.
We ask that, as we begin this journey, you would keep us in your prayers. We have many details to work out and costs to cover such as plane tickets, visas, passports, vaccinations, etc. We would also like to take over some supplies and needed items for the mission.
We would like everyone to share in this adventure with us as much as possible, so we have set up a BlogSpot so you can follow along with us as we prepare, and later when we are over there. We will do our best to update with pictures and information as we have opportunity.
We thank God for the way He is helping us, and are assured that where He has called us He will provide a way. If you would like to help us financially as we begin this journey we would greatly appreciate it. You can send your support to one of the addresses below. Most of all we covet your prayers and hope you share in this excitement by visiting our blog and letting us hear from you. Thank you for your time and prayers.
In His Service,
Drew and Dana Herring
You can send support to us directly by sending it to:
Drew Herring
2141 80th Ave
Evart, MI 49631

If you would like to receive a receipt for tax exempt purposes send to:
Evart Bible Methodist Church
3976 80th Ave
Evart, MI 49631
(Memo- Drew & Dana mission trip)

If you would like to find out more about our trip or the Chamberlin’sand their mission work, here are some links you can visit: blog for this trip is the Chamberlin’s website. is the ministry that the Chamberlin’s work through.,_CameroonInformation on Limbe, Cameroon.
Also feel free to contact us at

Sheryl and Haley's Support Letter

To our friends and family: There are times in our life that STAND OUT more than any other times, and for us (Haley & I), we are preparing for such a time. God is good.He is all that He says that He is, more than our minds can fathom, and we want to become all that He wants us to be. Haley, who is finishing her first year of high school, will be turning 15this June. She is hoping to spend her birthday on the continent of Africa, the country of Cameroon, near the city of Limbe, on a mission field. Here’s the story behind the adventure: Haley attends school at Daystar Christian Academy in Evart. This is her5th year at Daystar. She is not only receiving a great education, but she is experiencing significant spiritual growth. For the last year she has felt God speaking to her heart about missions.I (Sheryl) have had a great desire to do a mission trip for many years now, but a door never was opened. In my mind, I just wanted an opportunity to leave the local area and serve in a way that would challenge me spiritually.So when the idea of this trip to Cameroon was presented to me, I began praying for God’s wisdom. What an incredible opportunity for both Haley &I. But to be able to do this meant that God would have to be the one who said “GO.” This trip would not be ours, but His. So as time went on, God spoke to both of our hearts.Now that the possibility has become more tangible and God’s confirmation having come to both of us, we have started taking the necessary steps to make this all happen. We are looking at leaving Michigan around June 19th and returning around July 11th. We will be traveling to a mission field near Limbe, Cameroon. The mission field is headed by Victor & Claudine Chamberlin, and consists of an orphanage, school, and church. So there will be plenty of things to do while we are there.Our traveling buddies will be Drew and Dana Herring. Dana is Haley’s teacher and she & I coach the Daystar Volleyball team together. Drew works at Pineview Boys Home and frequently helps out with the volleyball team. I have learned that they both have hearts to serve God unselfishly and the energy to do it. They have become cherished friends over this past year.While we are traveling to far off lands, Don will be managing the home front. He will not be alone though , keeping him company will be Selah, Jehoshaphat, and Hadassah. So how would these events taking place in our lives affect you?Here’s the deal - We need your PRAYERS:
1- as we prepare our hearts and minds
2- for our traveling safety
3- for great spiritual growth for both of us(Not only do we want to impact others, but we want to be impacted.)
4- for financial expenses
And if you would like to donate to our cause, we would be very grateful to you. Donations can be sent to us directly or if you want the donation to count for tax purposes you can mail it to our home church.
1) Mail to us directly:
Sheryl & Haley Nabozny
6657 70th Ave
Evart, MI 49631or2)
To our home church:
Evart Bible Methodist Church
3976 80th Ave Evart, MI 49631
Checks payable to: Evart Bible Methodist Church
Memo: Sheryl & Haley’s Cameroon trip
Thank You and God Bless
our e-mail: If you would like to find out more about our trip or the Chamberlin’s and their mission work, here are some links you can visit. is the Chamberlin’s website. is the ministry that the Chamberlin’s work through.,_CameroonInformation on Limbe, Cameroon.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Who are Sheryl and Haley Nabozny?

We are Sheryl & Haley Nabozny. Mom & Daughter. We live in Evart along with Don (Hubby & Dad), Selah (black lab), King Jehoshaphat (cat#1), & Hadassah Noel (cat #2). Haley is finishing up her 9th grade year at Daystar Christian Academy,where she is active in volleyball, puppets, & new this year - sewing. She enjoys many activities such as going to christian music festivals,hanging out with friends, playing both volleyball & basketball, and many outdoor activities like: 4-wheeling, camping, & swimming. I (Sheryl) have been working at Great Lakes Family Care as a labtechnician for over 21 years now. I also have the privilege of teaching P.E. at Daystar, tutoring math, and coaching the volleyball team along with Dana. I enjoy going to christian music festivals,playing & coaching volleyball, and doing many outdoor activities such as: 4-wheeling, camping, hiking, & fishing. Two of my greatest passions are reading/studying books of inspiration and listening to worship music. Haley & I are very excited to have the opportunity to go to Cameroon and to experience all that God has for us. This is something we have been praying about for some time. We want to be and do all that God has for us. Thank You for all your support:)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Who are Drew and Dana Herring?

Drew and I have been happily married for the past 11 years. We are here today, standing strong together, because God is Good. He has saved us and drawn us ever closer to Him. We are nothing without Him and because of all He has done for us we want to share His love with others. It is amazing to look back and see how God has led us to this point. Many of those "hard times" that didn't make sense at the time now are seen clearly as stepping stones to where we are today. God always has a plan and true happiness is found when we put our trust in Him and let Him lead. We are following His leading and have never been more excited or happy as we take this step toward His calling to Cameroon.

And now a little background on us.
Drew has worked at Pineview Homes in Evart, Michigan for the past 12 years as a direct care worker, working with the abuse and neglect(and delinquent) boys as well as working on a construction crew for about 4 years. Drew has coached basketball for Pineview and helped out with the Daystar Volleyball team as well as the basketball team. He has taken up farming the past few years, runs sound at our church and family camp, and is always up for a challenge. He enjoys rock climbing, fishing, camping, hiking, and pretty much any sport.

I, Dana, have worked at Pineview Homes full time and now part time as a direct care worker with Drew in the Pugsley House (neglect & abuse unit). I have also worked as a teacher at our church-school, Daystar Christian Academy, for all grades but am leading the 7th-12th grades this year. I am thankful daily for the opportunity to be a part of the students lives. God has definitely lead me to this position and has given me such a burden for each and every one of my students. I have been able to coach volleyball at Daystar for several years as well as getting to coach it this year with Sheryl (our traveling buddy for this trip). Other things I enjoy are sewing, singing, drama, camping and canoeing, and anything adventurous.

We are blessed to have two wonderful children, Katie, age 10 and Kent, age 6.
Katie in 5th grade and is learning the violin this year. She loves puppets, drama, singing, and playing 'Little house on the Prairie'.
Kent is in 2nd grade this year. He loves building things and has a vivid imagination. He likes guitars, basketball, wrestling with daddy, and singing.
God has surrounded us with many wonderful family members, friends, and a great Pastor who has also been a good mentor to us. We are grateful for each one of them. We know anything done like this requires great prayer support so we ask you to keep us in your prayers and hearts.