We recently sent out a report to our supporting churches which included some current prayer requests. We wanted to share them on here as well. If you pray for us, would you talk to the Lord about the things mentioned below?
- The decision about joining a tribal team. We have shared in the past few months that we are investigating the newest tribal work in our region and are asking the Lord to show us if this is the team we should join. We will be meeting with the team again at the beginning of August. Would you please pray for clarity and unity for all of us as we meet together? We are also praying that God would give us a clear “yes” or “no” so that we can move ahead – either with plans to move into this tribe or begin thinking of other options.
- For our support needs. We are praying that the Lord would provide the balance of our needed monthly support either through new churches and individuals or through an increase in giving from some of our current financial partners. As we look ahead to moving into a tribe (quite possibly one that is accessible only by helicopter), our monthly expenses will increase.
- For more laborers for the harvest field of Papua New Guinea. In our region alone there are at least 70 unreached tribal groups. There is so much need as well as opportunity to serve, but there are not many new missionaries coming. Besides tribal church planters, the need is great for teachers, maintenance workers, administrators, nurses… the list of those needed to support the tribal works could go on.
- For wisdom as we interact with our friends and neighbors in the surrounding villages as well as with our fellow missionaries. The longer we are here in PNG, the more we learn about this culture and what the people think!! Almost every day situations arise for which we need much wisdom to respond in culturally appropriate ways.
- For health and safety for our family. We are living in a country with very poor medical care/facilities. Any serious illness or injury would require an expensive trip to Australia. Please pray for the Lord’s protection so that we can continue to serve Him here.
Thank you for partnering with us through your prayers. We appreciate you!!