Teresa and I are happy to report that our trip down to our host country was a great success! Everything went quite smoothly and there were no huge bumps in the road. Thanks so very much for praying!! Many of you were standing with us during this time and we thank God for your partnership. We got our paperwork all up to snuff and now have an additional five years of ministry opportunity down there. It would appear as if the angel Gabriel is camped out in the visa department!!
It was sad though to see the condition of this beloved country that continues to deteriorate on almost every level. We could never have imagined that things would become as they are now. However, our faith is in our great Sovereign Lord, and so we continue to rest in Him to accomplish his purposes, knowing that HE WILL BUILD HIS CHURCH in whatever political environment, AND THAT THE POWERS OF HELL WILL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST HIM!! Yes, how good it is to rest in Him and be still before him. How good to realize that He who shed His blood for the P nation will continue to open the needed windows and doors of opportunity so we can take the needed steps to cross the finish line.
- praise for all the updated paperwork
- praise for God granting us a terrific trip down there. How very good it was to reconnect with so many different friends, coworkers, and fellow believers
- praise for all that God continues to accomplish there, even in the midst of huge challenges
- praise for the many nationals who are giving their lives to take the Gospel to Unreached People Groups
- praise for how God enables us to continue to adjust our strategies in order to move forward in ever-changing contexts
- praise for a great report from the Cornea Specialist regarding my new eye part, and that the other eye has not deteriorated further
- pray for continued open doors for the preaching of the Gospel
- pray for the encouragement of the whole team as obstacles and barriers arise more than ever
- pray for health and safety of the different teams as medical supplies and food are often hard to come by
- pray that each of the P believers will continue to function with the gifts that the Spirit of God has given them
- pray that God will be wonderfully meeting the needs of the P believers and that they will learn to depend on Him more and more
- pray for God’s solution to be brought to bear on this beloved country
Jesus, beginning with the beginning words, shared with them in a big way regarding the message that God caused to be written down, right from what Moses wrote straight on through to what the prophets wrote. And all that which was written regarding himself he taught in an opening up sort of way, so that they would really get the stuff about him. – Luke 24:27
Thanking God for your partnership with us in this great work,
Merrill and Teresa
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