Well, the day has arrived. Greg leaves for Asia-Pacific in about 12 hours. Please pray for safety and traveling mercies for him. There are many uncertainties surrounding this trip. Violence that has broken out in one of the areas he needs to travel through in order to get to our island. So, for now, it looks like he will not be able to go into our village this trip. This is a discouragement to us because he really hoped to be able to visit the Buru people and explain our quick departure to them, as well as gather more translation material.
Pray for wisdom and direction as he and our leadership team make decisions about where he should go to get his government paperwork processed. Another prayer point, we bought his non-refundable ticket before this violence broke out and now that he can’t go into our village he doesn’t really need to be gone a month. Please pray that we will be able to change his tickets affordably so he can get home sooner. If that is not possible he will probably spend the extra time in West Kalimantan where his sister and parents are, but it would sure be nice to have him home sooner.
On the Home Front
We are really settling in nicely here in the states. The kids are so excited to go to church each Sunday, and the Homeschool coop we have joined and other activities the kids are doing are just what they needed. We are also thoroughly enjoying all the time we are getting with aunts, uncles, cousins, and especially their Nana (my Grandma) who lives less than a mile from us and comes over for dinner once a week. Caleb is doing very well. He is running and playing has been very healthy. He still needs occasional check-ups to check the size of his spleen, but otherwise is very healthy and thriving. Greg will be looking for a part-time job as soon as he gets back and I am trying to find some babysitting or tutoring opportunities to help make ends meet. Please pray for the right opportunities to open up for us.
Sharing our Ministry
As soon as Greg gets back we will also start sharing our ministry in other churches in the surrounding areas. If you know of a church that would like to hear about what God is doing among the Buru people, please let them know we are willing and eager to share. We can also share at Bible Studies, Small Groups, Schools, Etc.
We are so thankful to each of you for the Prayers, support, and encouragement you give tirelessly. We appreciate each of you so much. Please let us know how we can pray for you!
Phone: (916) 239-5326
New Tribes Mission
1000 East First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
(attach note that it is for the ministry of Greg and Pam Berglund)