We’ve had some very exciting things happen within the past week and we wanted to share those praises with you.
1. Titus recently had another doctor’s appointment with the hip specialist in Erie. They confirmed that he does indeed have Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Although the x-ray looked worse this time, that was actually good news! The ball of his hip had deteriorated and indications are that his body is now cleaning up the fragments of dead bone. The ball can now begin to regrow. Because he has this at such a young age (usually it shows up around age 7 or 8), the prognosis is very good. He is not experiencing any pain and the doctor sees no problem with us leaving for Papua New Guinea this fall. We were praying for a clear answer from this visit and so we are praising the Lord for that.
2. Just yesterday we received our visas for PNG!!!!! We didn’t expect any problems in receiving them, but it is good to have our passports back in our hands. That is the last official thing that we were waiting for in order to leave for PNG. Praise the Lord!
3. We are now at 75% of our needed monthly support! One of our supporting churches recently raised our support and another family committed to joining our support team as well. Just 10% more until we reach the goal in our departure criteria at which we could buy our tickets. It is very exciting to watch the Lord continue to provide. We have seen amazing answers to prayer.
Please join us in praising the Lord about these matters! And would you also continue to pray that we would have the necessary support in order to leave for PNG the first of September? Thank you!!
For some interesting listening, check out these radio spots that New Tribes has produced. http://www.ntm.org/listen/index.php?all=1 We’d love to hear what you think!