Praise the Lord with us for a safe arrival in the US last Thursday. We are still getting over jet lag.
The last four months went by very quickly and we wonder where the time went! We want to say thank you to all who made the last 4 months possible by your praying and giving towards this ministry. As you know, we finished the final checking of Genesis and Exodus. Ron will be printing that and distributing it to the church in the near future. He has asked us to return again next year and help finish the checking of the Psalms and Joshua so, we are looking forward to that.
After we left a sad thing happened; a ten year old boy was bit by a snake and died. Please pray for the family of this boy as they continue to grieve over his death. We praise the Lord that they are believers and we are praying that they will simply trust HIM for the trial they are going through.
For those of you who follow us on Facebook, you’ve seen the pictures of our time in Beijing and our stopover in Hawaii. We had a wonderful time in Beijing with our daughter and her family. They are doing very well there; Justin and Nicole are getting a good grasp of the language. Lance was able to help out at English Corner one night which he really enjoyed, but of course, most of our time was spent with our family, enjoying time with our grandchildren.
From Beijing we returned to Manila for 2 days and then left for Hawaii where our friends Paul and Lynn live. Their standard request is that we stop by and visit them on our way home if we can. We spent several days there enjoying a time of relaxation as well as reporting on our ministry in their church. We flew non-stop from Honolulu to Atlanta. We had a great spiritual conversation with the flight attendant for our section of the plane. Another one of those God appointments!
Again, thanks to all who pray for us so faithfully. Thank you for your faithful financial support. What we do takes a team effort and you all are part of the team that is helping to equip the Higaunon church.
We are about to head out on a road trip. We leave Tuesday for Lance’s brother’s place near Nashville and then a week of conference in Missouri. After that we’ll head to western New York state to visit family and supporters. Lord willing we will return to Florida by August. Lance will need to get back to work on translation. His next project is 1 & 2 Kings as well as some other things Ron has asked him to do.
Secure in Christ’s love,
Lance & Laura