We are enjoying our time here in Nova Scotia and have settled in, enjoyed a lot of rest, spoken at a lot of churches, met new friends and connected with a lot of supporters. Next week we will head back to MA for three weeks to visit family, speak at a church as well as start some prenatal care for Beth in MA where we will deliver the baby! We are excited to see family and friends again in MA… and we think that perhaps there will be no snow when we drive south on May 19th. 🙂 We also have the opportunity to speak at a Christian School in New Brunswick where Jacob attended when he was little and hang out with the people at the church for the weekend! It will be a long drive down, but good news… the ferry opens soon so we can take the ferry back here to Nova Scotia on June 16th! Instead of a three day drive, we will only be traveling for one day! Nice!!
God has been so faithful and patient to take care of us and encourage us over the last couple months, showing us so much about who He has made us. Each of us is made different than anyone else, but on purpose, for God’s purpose and glory. We had the opportunity to go to the Missionary Health Institute in Toronto, ON at the beginning of May to have a few debriefs of the happenings of PNG as well as some medical exams and tests. This was recommended to us by NTM and we were thankful for the opportunity. Beth was able to have her first ultrasound at 14 weeks and all is well. We continue to enjoy much needed rest and processing time in between speaking at churches, meeting with supporters and taking care of our family’s needs.
Thank you all for praying for us as we adjust to life in North America and share what God is doing in the Sepik of Papua New Guinea. Please let us know if you would like us to stop in for a visit while we are home. Or if you would like us to share in your church, small group or Sunday school class.
-Good ultrasound results at 14 weeks! Healthy pregnancy so far!
-Enjoying time to settle down in Nova Scotia
-A God who sent His Son to die for our sins and rose him up so that we could have daily life abundantly and REST in Him!
-Opportunities to share about PNG at so many churches in Nova Scotia!
-God is raising our support level!
-Very beneficial and growing time at the Missionary Health Institute!
-Very generous Nova Scotia Doctor offered to start prenatal care here for minimal cost since our insurance won’t cover a non-resident of Canada’s care in Canada.
-God’s continued provision for our needs moment by moment!
-David and Wendy Lee are returning to work with the Bena people in PNG, work permits just approved!
-Healthy baby and good pregnancy! Strength and wisdom each day!
-Ability to choose gratitude instead of our default of ingratitude in the circumstances of our daily lives.
-Rest in God as we enjoy being parents each day.
-Clarity of mind and speech as we share our ministries.
-Safety in traveling as we head to the US on May 19th. And return to Nova Scotia via ferry on June 16th.
-Ability to rest and re-energize our spirits, minds and bodies over the next months while traveling and returning to Nova Scotia.
-God’s provision for full support in the next year.
-Healing of our friend, Elissa, so she can work full time in PNG.
-God would continue to raise up more missionaries to come to the Sepik and bring the Gospel to those who have never heard it their own heart language.
-More laborers to minister to the Bena people.