We are Robert and Emily Krause and we have been approved by the OMNI board to be the in-country representatives for OMNI. We are both honored and excited to partner with such a wonderful group of people that work so hard to carry out God's call to love and care for the people with whom they come in contact.
To give you a little background, Emily and I have been married for almost 5 years in October and have two beautiful children: Benjamin (3) and Abigail (1). We currently live in Roanoke, Virginia and have plans to move to Zambia the first of 2013. Emily has a background in accounting and an intense desire to love on and care for children, which makes her a fantastic mother. I, like Emily, grew up in the church and have felt called into full time ministry for some time. I am currently a part-time children's pastor and am excited about the potential of working with OMNI's staff on the ground at the school!
Although many details are still up in the air, we know God has called us for such a time as this to partner with OMNI to help grow and facilitate their rapid growth. Both Emily and I have spent at least a year praying that God would provide an opportunity for us to travel to Africa. We hoped to serve and minister alongside others in Africa and we believe that our prayers have been answered. We have met with Karen and the executive board several times and love each one of them and are reassured that we are moving in the right direction as their hearts align so closely with ours.
Emily and both feel that we have been given much throughout our lives and know that to whom much is given much is required. We have recently put our home in Roanoke, Virginia on the market. We need this to sell to allow us to travel unencumbered. We also need to acquire a work permit from Zambia, which we have heard, needs much prayer. Finally, we need to raise $2,200 dollars per month to sustain ourselves while living in Africa. Prayer is a powerful tool and hope that you will join us in praying for God's will to be done in all three of these circumstances!