Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Psalms 37:5 (NKJV)
News From the Village:
The other day our coworkers, Ron and Michelle (in the picture above), told us that due to flooding, the hydro-generator stopped working. The batteries didn’t hold their charge because of their age. Unfortunately, all of Ron’s hard work resulted in some serious pain! That made him realize that we need to get new batteries, so this doesn’t keep happening. Thank you for praying for God’s protection, provision, and direction.
Our Facebook memories reminded us the other day that it’s been a full eight years since we moved into our Oklahoma home. However, we realized that we’ve only spent about half of those eight years actually living here. Life has kept us on the move.
For example, a couple weeks after returning from the Philippines in June, we traveled to Laura’s hometown, where we spent three weeks with family and supporters. From there, we traveled to Tennessee and South Carolina before returning home. Then this past month we traveled to Indiana, where we shared about our ministry in a supporting church. The week after we got home, we flew to Philadelphia, where we rented a car and drove to Delaware where we spent time with a long-time ministry partner. Then we drove to New Jersey to visit other supporters and attend their daughter’s wedding.
Because we couldn’t be in two places at once on that weekend, Lance’s brother represented us in his church in Tennessee by setting up a table with literature about our ministry.
Meanwhile, we have started looking for tickets for our next trip to the Philippines. We plan to leave in early to mid-January. In all this, we are thankful for how God has allowed us to have a place to call home here in the US.
Thank you for praying for Lance as he is trying to finish up his work on Ezekiel. He has spent many hours reading and listening to teachings about the last eight chapters of the book. Ezekiel is not easy.
Finally, thank you for praying for us as we work with our students. They are getting all their work done, but we are concerned for one of them who has a blood disorder. She just spent a few days in the hospital getting a blood transfusion. Please pray for Cel.
Thanks again for your partnership with us in this ministry. We are grateful for each one of you who pray for us and give towards this ministry.
Secure in Christ alone,
Lance and Laura