So many things to be grateful for:
I want to take time to praise God for His provisions for us. I have been thinking of the many blessings God has poured out on us in the last few months and I want to praise Him.
As many of you know Jay and I are in the States on what is called “home assignment”. This is our opportunity to reconnect with family, friends, partners, churches, evaluate our first term on the mission field and share about what God is doing through Bible translation.
Jay, Elijah and I left for Papua New Guinea in December 2012. We sold our house. So upon return to the States God provided places for us to stay. Kristol and Cullen welcomed us into their home as well as John and Courtney. Even Jay’s parents and sister made room for us while we visited. We did a lot of traveling between Minnesota, southern WI, Illinois,Tennessee, Georgia and Florida the first 2 months we were back. A dear friend in our home area had us to live with them whenever we were there.
With no place to live or no vehicle to drive we sought God for answers last spring when we were preparing to return to the States in June. We made our needs known in our newsletter. Two months prior, through a connection with a friend a missionary home opened up for us to live close to our original hometown. The middle of September we moved in and have a place to spread out in.
|visitors in our backyard|
One month prior to our return our home church found a van we could use throughout our furlough
God continues to meet our needs. Thank you for partnering with us. We are grateful for the way God is providing our physical needs but I am just as grateful for my friends who spend time with us and share their life experiences as well as listen to ours.
Most praise to our God who we live for.
Please pray for our friends in Papua New Guinea who are in a drought. Most Papua New Guineans feed themselves through the gardens they grow. Water is scarce thus food is becoming scarce. Please pray for rain and that God will be glorified.