August, Babies (2), Construction Pics, and an Amazing Link

I’m headed to Africa again, August 8. It will be 4 1/2 weeks of teaching and re-connecting with my church family in Liberia and Sierra Leone. I excited about the days ahead! I will spend two weeks in Liberia and then two weeks at two locations in Sierra Leone. I should arrive home September 9. The first week in Liberia I will be teaching with a team of 5 men from William Tennent School of Theology in Colorado. I’ve had a chance to meet them over zoom, host some of them in our home, and I am truly blessed to have them travel and teach with me.

But first! A photo of my grand-daughter and her two new identical twin brothers. Samuel and Luke were born July 14, and are healthy and loved. Their sister, Harper, is a bundle of too much excitement. What a gift from God our grandchildren are! We are at six for now…

Support raising time.

I’ve had the luxury of not asking for money the last several years, but the time is coming when my account balance will need a little bump. As you begin to think about monthly or year-end giving we would appreciate your generosity.

Here’s the link to the giving portal at Training Leaders International.

Ministry area is “Staff Member”

Then type in my name “Robert Burris”


Here is a short recap of the last two months:

  • I was the speaker at a Northern California church camp, June 3-5, the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew was my text.
  • Adult teaching training seminar at my favorite church, Christ Community Church [CCC], June 18.
  • Preached at CCC, on Father’s Day, June 19. CCC is the church Vickie and I attend. I preached a similar sermon at another church the end of July. The videotaping at our church didn’t work that morning, but Trabuco Canyon’s did. Here’s the link –
  • Preparing for teaching and leading teams to Africa.

The following is my schedule for the next several months:

  • Teaching Course 4, “Understand and Teaching Gospels using the Gospel of Mark”, in Liberia with 5 men from William Tennent School of Theology – I’m exciting about partnering with William Tennent in Liberia for future trips also, August 14-20.
  • Teaching – O.T. Major Prophets, Liberia, August 22-26, 6 hours a day for 5 days.
  • Teaching Course 2, “Story of the Bible,” in Makeni, Sierra Leone, August 29 – September 2.
  • Pastor’s Conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the book of Jonah, September 6-8.
  • TLI staff meeting, 5 days in October, dates TBD.
  • Liberia and Sierra Leone most of December.

Here is a link to a remarkable story of one of my students and how God has changed his life and ministry. His story is being repeated over and over by students in Liberia.

And another link to an interaction I had in March of this year.

Below are some pictures of the on-going construction of the second story education building in Liberia. I will have some new photos to send out soon.

That’s all for now. Updates soon. Thanks for praying.

Bob and Vickie Burris

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