Thank You to all who had a part in the wedding and those of you who wrote to let us know you care. We love you. The wedding won’t soon be forgotten. We enjoyed both of our families together and a blessed gathering of friends at the reception. For our honeymoon we travelled along the California coast-Monterey, Morro Bay, Big Sur, and also Solvang.
We started school again on Jan. 18 and the half-way point through the semester is marked by midterm exams we recently completed. Shari takes a few classes in the morning as well as helping with the Kindergarten age kids. She also takes care of the apartment, etc. David has classes all morning long and the afternoons are spent either studying or working part-time (odd jobs such as construction, painting, and cleaning). There is no place we would rather be as newlyweds. There are continually new opportunities to let our knowledge of God’s Word be lived out practically.
- Evangelism Program – We have begun street witnessing since it has warmed up. Last semester we saw 30 people saved!
- Summer Plans – We had been planning to spend the summer in Santa Barbara but we feel the need may be greater in Colombia. We are planning on going down there again this summer to help out. Please pray for the Lord’s provision in this area.
Most recently we travelled out to California – A five day drive for a five day visit. We hoped to get in more visiting but David got sick. However, that did not spoil our time with mom and dad Ogg nor our day in Santa Barbara. On our way home we had a slight delay near Des Moines, Iowa. The alternator died on our car and we could find no replacement on Easter weekend. Actually we really enjoyed being laid up at a hotel for Easter day, it gave us some quality time and we even got in a game of tennis. We praise the Lord for getting the car repaired affordably so we could make it back to school, and only having missed one day. It is things like this that help us to slow down and see God’s mighty hand that is always at work in our lives.
From a tribal believer’s prayer as I left Papua New Guinea:
“Oh God, when they go back to America, may lusting after things not consume them. Having come here to the hot place of Papua New Guinea may they not be afraid of dying from sickness or from different kinds of pains, may that thinking be placed as though it were inside of a jail. But God, the work of God’s Spirit which we must do, may that work be really placed high…Our groups that surround us on all sides have still not heard the name of Jesus nor God’s name mentioned.Oh God, please. Give to those people from America a very heavy heart and send them back to us. Please give us Missionaries so they will go over toward Latoma and Malumada and Inaru.”
Could it be, that God wants to use you to answer Maile’s prayer?