Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess. 5:16-18 (NKJV)
Our Trip: Florida, South Carolina and Alabama were the states we visited over the past 3 weeks. No, we didn’t do any of the touristy things that many do when visiting the Sunshine state. Besides being too cold for that while we were there, our purpose was to see ministry partners and visit the new Ethnos360 offices.
It was so good to be in our sending church in Winter Park for two Sundays; what a blessing to be hugged, loved on and assured of prayers. We saw a number of individuals who support us and pray for us. Lance was also privileged to speak in a supporting church on a Sunday evening. As we knew would be the case, we did not get to see everyone we wish we could have…which includes a fairly new partnering church. But overall it was a wonderful week. Thank you for praying for our travels and our health. As we were traveling the interstate highways, our thoughts were on the fact that God was keeping us safe in the midst of a lot of “crazy” traffic!
After leaving Florida we visited ministry partners in South Carolina and then traveled to Alabama where Lance spoke. We also had eye exams and Lance got new glasses (an upgraded prescription) Lance has “dry eye” so has to treat his eyes daily with eye drops and take supplements.
Translation: Now we are back in our Oklahoma home and back to work on translation. Thank you for praying for wisdom in the translation of 2 Chronicles. Pray that it will be finished by April for our trip to the Philippines to check the translation.
Tickets: We’ll be purchasing our tickets for the Philippines soon. Thank you for praying for the funds we needed – God is providing! Our hearts are full of thanks for all who stand with us in prayer and financial support.
Adoption: Many have been praying for our daughter and son in law and family as they are in the process of adopting David from Beijing. Praise the Lord that their dossier has arrived in China. Please pray for a speedy process. Click here to read their story.
Thank you: Thankful, grateful, blessed, encouraged – just a few of the words that describe how we feel in our praise to the Lord for each of you who pray and give towards the ministry that God has placed us in.
Secure in Christ’s love,
Lance & Laura