We welcomed baby Elena Marie Flores! This last month. She arrived February 25. She is living in Roach Missouri with Mom and Dad, while Dad finishes his Missionary training with Ethnos360. She will get to go to “Simple Living” with her family in April. That will be exciting. She has already been to her first planning meeting with her family’s e-link group! We had a great time in Missouri with the Flores’ family and also it was great to touch base with so many of the folks there that are friends. (Many friends from 30 years ago.) God is good, and it was a special time. There are lots of cute pictures on Amy’s and Linda’s Facebook page if you’d like to see them, or email me if you would like me to send you some.
On the Home front, George’s dad is still in the Rehab center, but was able to sit up last month, for short times with assistance. The sore has still not completely healed so physical and occupational therapy is limited to nothing, at this time. Please pray, as he gets very frustrated with the pain, and inability to move. Mom had a fall a bit ago, and has a fractured lumbar low in her back. She also required several stitches in her leg. Pray for her in these days as it is still confusing for her to have home health care people in her home, and Dad not at home. We see good days and bad with both Mom and Dad. We will probably be continuing to go to be with them on weekends as long as we need to. (It is a 4 hour drive for us-one way). George’s brothers are doing what they can. But it is a situation that takes a lot of time, and is very tiring. We are thankful that Dad’s sister from Ohio, and his niece were able to come and visit last month. We are praying that he was encouraged, as he has had a rough time of it most days.
We rejoice to be a part of, and see the Gospel continuing to go out to groups of people who had never before had a chance to hear it. Around the world, missionaries with Ethnos360 are seeing people believing the gospel for the first time. You can hear about these prayer updates on the Ethnos360 web page. Ethnos360.org has regular updates daily and a place to subscribe for them to be e-mailed to you.
Thank you so much for your support and prayers for our ministry. You are such a blessing to us, and we count it a privilege to be a part on this team to reach the world with the Gospel.
It has been a real blessing to hear from some of you lately. Thanks! It has been like good news to a thirsty soul! Let us know how to pray for you, as well.
George and Linda Heckman
Ethnos360 Home Offices-Florida