“…now I can’t imagine going to the mission field without this training!”
In our last blog post we mentioned that Jacklyn has not been feeling well. Unfortunately, she has continued to feel poorly through our travels and our time settling here. But it is for an exciting reason – Jacklyn’s pregnant! A sweet new family member will be arriving in March 2016! Until then, we are praying and trusting the Lord in His perfect timing. Please pray with us that we will walk faithfully through this time and cling to Him even tighter on the harder days.
A little Missouri trivia for you: The Lake of the Ozarks has more shoreline than the entire state of California!
We were able to make it down to enjoy our beach a couple times before the lake began to cool down. The boys loved the water!
Introductory classes included topics like the history and values of NTM, the history and culture of the area (for the purpose of building community relationships), NTM’s doctrine, practical ministries in the area, and different learning styles.
Worldview class is now in full swing and we have been challenged in analyzing core worldview assumptions both in our culture as well as other cultures around the world. This is huge! Without first understanding their worldview, you cannot clearly communicate the gospel or protect against syncretism and other conflicting truths.
- Please pray we can stay focused and absorb the class material well.
- Pray for health – community is tight here and germs spread fast. When our kids are even a little sick, one of us must stay home from class.
- Pray for wisdom as we choose a couple who will mentor us and play a big role in our acceptance as members to NTM at the end of the school year.
- Please pray that we will walk faithfully through this pregnancy and cling to the Lord even tighter on the harder days.
May we shout out a huge “thank you!” to those of you who have been praying for us? If only we could adequately express how much your prayers are an encouragement! We can’t do this without you and we sure feel God working through your prayers. Thank you for investing your time to pray for our family!