First off, if you haven’t heard the good news, Maggie’s stent removal procedure cost us nothing. Maggie’s doctor told her they weren’t charging us anything. Praise the Lord!
Anyways, its November now and the holidays are nearing (woohoo). The weather has actually warmed up (been way nicer than October) and we are enjoying not experiencing Minnesota’s winter weather. Maggie’s brother Mitch, and his fiance Jackie, came and visited in October and we enjoyed our time with them. This month Maggie’s sister and mother will be visiting for a few days. We’re looking forward to them coming.
In class we’ve been studying translation and church planting phases. Maggie is still involved with the Potter’s House Youth Group and has been enjoying that and has been a blessing to the highschool girls she meets with. Chris is co-leading the New Tribes team that volunteers at Young Life in Camdenton. We have a great team and have been working well with the Young Life director and with the community’s volunteers. One problem though; we’re having only about half the kids coming to Young Life that we had during last school year. The director and many of the leaders are discouraged because of this. We’d appreciate your prayers in this matter.
We’ll be heading to Minnesota about a week before Christmas and we’ll spend a month there before returning to Missouri for one last semester of training. After training we will be moving back to Minnesota for partnership development. Partnership development is us establishing relationships with people who will be prayer partners and financial partners with us. It is through peoples monthly giving that we will be able to go to Papua New Guinea and be missionaries there. We hope to be able to head to Papua New Guinea by spring or summer of 2011.