Gary Wilkins was one of the first members of The Church at Brook Hills. As an entrepreneur in the building and construction field, Gary leveraged the things God blessed him with to share the gospel and make disciples as much as possible. Then, in 1990 he went on his first mission trip where he served on a team that was digging water reservoirs for an impoverished village in Mali. At that point, Gary knew he had skills that could contribute to the work God was doing where urgent physical need existed, and He began praying and planning to serve Long-Term where God would eventually place his family.
In 2000, Gary and his wife, Elizabeth, committed their lives Long-Term to serve in Sub-Saharan Africa. That same year, they founded By Provision, a non-profit whose aim is to demonstrate Christ's love by working in developing countries where urgent physical need exists and to equip villages for self-sustainable life through accessing, using, and maintaining safe water. Currently, Gary and Elizabeth live and serve in Namibia as well as Angola and Zambia.
Ways to Pray:
- Life in Namibia can be challenging and difficult. Pray for God to sustain Gary and Elizabeth as they work hard to provide deep bore wells that bring access to clean water.
- Pray for the men and women living in villages with no access to clean water. Pray for God to show Gary and Elizabeth where to prioritize projects and to provide the necessary resources to place a well and start an education program.
- Pray for Gary and Elizabeth as they begin to pray about their future in Namibia. Pray for God to give wisdom to their family as they ask God what He desires for their ministry.