Thankful for Pumpkin Spice
It is the season for pumpkin spice you-name-its (and we’re thankful for those!); but we are also closing in on the season for giving thanks in a special way. Since we will be traveling in Asia over Thanksgiving, here is our list…
Thankful for Ministry
We are so grateful for the privilege we have in being part of training students at Radius to go out and reach Unreached Peoples “in all the hard places.” We just finished up two weeks of Bill teaching 17 eager missionary trainees about how to communicate effectively in languages which are very different than English. We love investing in their lives and future ministries.
Thankful for our Family
We love our kids and grandkiddos, and are so thankful to be close to them (when we’re not gallivanting around the world). We staged our own home pumpkin patch for a family photo shoot, welcoming our newest little pumpkin Elias to join with big cousins Max and Myri. This may just become an annual event!
Thankful for Ministry… with Spices!
We leave tomorrow for Thailand and then on to South Asia. It’s a nearly 6-week ministry trip. Bill will be leading a weeklong workshop, training missionary language coaches, and helping missionaries learn some hard languages in needy places. And we will be thankful for the amazingly tasty spices of the cuisine in that part of the world.
Thankful for Answered Prayer
We are only 34 days into our 100 Days of Prayer, and God has done some amazing things. We’re at least 1/3 of the way to our Level 1 goal for monthly support. We are humbled and encouraged, and feeling very blessed by many generous one-time gifts and several who have joined our ministry team as new financial partners. Several have become advocates, recommending us to pastors they know. We’re grateful for the Lord and for his people.
Keep praying! God is able to get us to our first goal and beyond!
Pray for safe travel and smooth connections–specifically no problems with our tickets or other bookings.
And please pray for Bill especially in the next 5+ weeks, that he will be a blessing and encouragement to those he ministers to.
May this be a season of thanksgiving for you, as well. We serve a great God who richly blesses his children.
Because everyone deserves to hear in their Heart Language.
** No pumpkins were harmed in the making of this photo (although Elias did try to chew on a few)