Hello From Florida! April 2022: Happy Easter-Jesus has risen!!
March was a very busy month!! We are so thankful for all the Lord has done this last month.
Our new software training went well. And the team in Member Services is buy working with it. We really thank the Lord, for dedicated IT workers and program designers!
We continue to work from home for Ethnos360, and we continue to stay in touch with our team via internet meetings. It works pretty well, and we can stay on task here at home with the heartbeat of our ministry-serving our members.
George and Linda continue to work with our folks who are moving toward retirement, and coaching them through this transition. It can be a difficult time, and we long to encourage our folks that God is still interested in using us-no matter what our “Status”. He just wants faithful folks to live for Him.
Our kids, Debby, Brett (and family) are still staying with us. But we have good news on that front! Brett passed his RE exam and is working now in the Real Estate field from an office in Ormond Beach. Please pray for good contacts for him, and for some sales. They also would like to relocate in that area of Florida. We enjoy the activity and fun of the family here with us.
Beka and Cody were very ready for baby Benaiah’s arrival. She went to the hospital on March 27 for labor to be induced. Baby “Naiah” came at 11:45 am in March 28! 7 lbs 5 oz and 20”. He is healthy and mom is doing so great! She is so thankful to not to be nauseous!
The Burns plan to return to PNG after Beka is cleared with her heart doctor, and some tests have been done to make sure her medications will cover the rhythm irregularities she has faced. She seems to be doing very well on the medicine she is on. Cody will begin flying once he returns to the field. Abi regularly packs his backpack and says he is ready to fly back to Papua New Guinea! He will be happy to get back to his friends there. Be sure to watch the Burns’ Blog for updates.
Linda is recovering from her meniscus repair on her right knee She only needed the crutches for a day or so. We thank the Lord that it is healing, and she will be able to help with and hug that baby lots! 😊
Our family down in Mexico (Amy and Hector Flores) are doing well. Hector is able to keep up with the demands of curriculum development as well as teaching the missionary candidates there at Rancho Siloe. Hector recently returned from a tribal village not too far away, to check on how the students are doing with language learning out in the rough. It’s quite a learning process for the students to learn how to lean an unwritten language!
Amy is doing well and keeping busy. This ministry at the National Training Center fits them both well. We are so thankful that the Lord prepares us for how He wants to use us!
We thank you so much for your partnership in our ministry. As we serve here in Sanford, we enable our missionaries to stay on the field in many ways. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes, and we are thankful for your prayers and moral and/or financial support as we work here and keep our missionaries able to work well in their ministries through the work we do.
Thanks for your prayers for our ministries and family. Thanks for remembering George’s Dad Frank in prayer. He is a joy to care for and is a faithful man praying for others even though he is still bedridden.
We trust you will find hope and encouragement in the Lord as we come to another Spring season, and an Easter to remember that because Jesus LIVES, we have a hope for our future, and strength to live day by day walking with our Heavenly Father.
Because He Lives,
George and Linda Heckman
“Thanks be to God who gives us the victory in our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord!
I Corinthians 15:57,58