April was crazy busy and the one-after-the-other string of events continued
right up until the end of the month. Last week our neighbor, Nora, died and
the village had a wake that lasted several nights. Nora suffered from a
long term illness and doctors didn’t know how to help her. Back when she was
still healthy she would often attend the Bible teaching. When she became
ill, we often heard her calling out to God during her times of suffering.
This is Richel and her mother. This past week Richel turned two and had a
birthday party. Her parents invited us to attend and requested that there
be a short Bible study before everyone enjoyed the sticky rice soup and
fried sticky rice patties. It is good to see people honoring God’s word.
Next week is election week in the Philippines. Everyone is wondering who
will win. As you can see from the picture above, 7-11 is running a sweet
election poll. Elections here in the past have caused a lot of unrest and
sometimes bloodshed. Please pray for a peaceful election and that God’s
will, will be done.
Our two college students, Carrie and Thomas, are finishing up their school
years and will soon be moving on to their summer activities. Carrie will be
staying at PCC for the summer and working in the kitchen as cook and student
supervisor in the dish room. Thomas is going to leave Liberty and pursue an
online degree while living in Oregon. They would both appreciate your
prayers for their final tests this week and next.
Please continue to pray for the ongoing Bible studies and translation.
Thank you for your prayers,
Jonathan & Heidi