Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We continue to enjoy our time serving church planters around the world from McNeal, Arizona.
The kids are doing great! Frankie and Toby are doing well with homeschooling. All three boys have been enjoying the mud puddles we’ve been getting with the unusually rainy March weather, and Frankie and Toby have been working on all sorts of Lego creations and detailed sticker designs on the days they stay inside. Logan is about to turn three years old and Hannah just started army-crawling.
A couple weeks ago we had 1.36 inches of rain in just one day. Shortly after, the valley sprouted huge fields of yellow flowers.
As Frank flew around our area, it was amazing to see how God had brought such intense beauty out of no where – these flowers are not an annual spring occurrence here.
But it wasn’t until Frank flew to Phoenix and back that we realized what a treat these flowers truly are. No other valley had fields full of yellow flowers – and even in our valley (pictured above), it was just our section that was covered. It’s so easy to take for granted the blessings God brings our way, however we are thankful for simple reminders of His goodness and graciousness in our lives.
Frank’s second student, Brent, passed his commercial check ride in the helicopter! It’s been an honor to train him from start to finish. We’re excited for how God will use Brent’s skills to bolster our helicopter program supporting church planters in PNG. …Frank is also thanking God that both of his students have been smart and gifted pilots to begin with. 😅
Additionally, Frank was able to aid in the training of two Swiss missionary pilots as they prepare to join Helimission and Mercy Air.
In our last update, we introduced the Menya tribe in Papua New Guinea. Once the two Ethnos360 missionary families were proficient in the language and culture, they began teaching. A few weeks into daily Old Testament lessons, this interview was recorded where a tribal man and woman share their thoughts about what they’ve learned so far:
What a wonderful reminder of the privilege it is to be a part of what God is doing as he transforms lives all around the world with His incredible message!
Frank was recently able to attend Shepherd’s Conference in California along with several men from both our Washington and Arizona churches. Jacklyn’s good friend Anne came down from Spokane for a visit during Frank’s trip. It was such an encouragement to reconnect with these relationships!
March 28th is our tenth anniversary! We are so thankful for the years the Lord has given us together and are looking forward a short get-away to celebrate.
This month, you can pray for us as we continue to seek wisdom concerning our future ministry plans and as we depend on the Lord for discernment to parent our kids well.
Thank you again for keeping up with us!