First of all, I would like to share with you a blessing that happened only a day or two after I sent out our last update. We were helping some friends pack up a truck for moving across the US, and they decided to give us their washer and dryer! We just could not believe it! We had gone to try to be a blessing and help to them and they ended up being that to us.
I asked a co-worker in passing his office how he was doing and he said…Too blessed to complain! How true that is! Our lives here are falling into a routine; well, as much as it can. Ha! Dwight is “stepping up to the plate” and learning lots and getting lots done. Meetings, seminars, etc are getting on the schedule and it is has been fun to meet the “younger” couples and families who are excited about going into full time ministry overseas. (It reminds us a little bit of ourselves just a few years ago.)
Dwight used some of our AA Advantage miles and got me a ticket to go up to see the kids….one of the perks of living here in the USA now. ☺ That was a good time for me and I felt more ready to “delve” into things here after I got back.
Yesterday I started learning a bit about all that the receptionist does, so I can be a sub when the need arises. There are other secretarial type jobs that I will be learning and have been learning.
One special day we had in June was our ! Can’t believe how the years have flown! We 35 had a good time th anniversary with one of the families here, as we celebrated by going out for lunch together.
Another special day was getting up early in the morning to pray for the 1st Kodiak for PNG as it was ready to take off for Kansas where it would get extra tanks for the ferry flight across to PNG. NTMA feels so blessed by this provision from the Lord!
We continue to have contact with various ones from our church in Bolivia. It is always a joy to hear from them! God is supplying little by little for the construction on the Pastor’s house. We just heard from one of the leadership guys and he asked us to pray for them as his Dad (who is an alcoholic) is now living with them. It will be a big challenge to have him there with them in such a small house, but they hope their love and care will bring him to the Lord. The church celebrated their 18th anniversary, which made us a bit homesick to not be there for that. But God continues to bless and as we hear the news, it makes our hearts rejoice in seeing the continued growth in the lives of our sweet brothers and sisters there.
PRAISE AND PRAYER:
· Praise the Lord for the way He has been supplying our needed appliances and furniture.
· Pray that we will be a blessing to those around us as we become a part of the team here.
· Pray for wisdom for the NTMA leadership team in the many decisions for NTMA.
· Pray for the Salinas family who are missionaries sent out through our Bolivian church.
Duncan and Jared are their boys. They live in a community that takes 2 days by bus and about a 36 hour boat ride to get to their ministry location. Little Duncan was running around with a white bucket on his head one day and his mom asked him what he was doing? He said he was “Uncle Dwight” (the white bucket being a helmet).
· Pray that Pastor Gustavo will be able to finish his house soon.
Always grateful for you and the part you have in our lives and ministry!
Dwight and Diana Brown