“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…”
There is so much evil and tragedy in this world that it is easy to fall into asking, “what’s the world coming to?” or even into feeling hopeless about it. However, evil and tragedy is nothing new- it is the painful result of sin entering the world. Yet we are not without hope- that is why the gospel is called “The Good News.” Jesus is the only one who can truly change hearts and lives. So what do we do? We have the living Word of God- let’s share it with someone! If we want to change the world, the way to do that is by sharing Jesus!
We got that idea from a sermon by Pastor Mark at Revive Church, which we had the privilege of visiting this month, and sharing with an Adult Bible Fellowship there. This month, Karissa also got to visit Chico Evangelical Free Church in California, one of our supporting churches. She got to share in the service and also meet with their Missionary Prayer And Care team. What a joy to have people from all over the country on our team!
We are still hard at work in our preparations for leaving, raising our startup fund, and raising our monthly support and prayer team. We are now 91% funded for our monthly support- praise God!
We continue to covet your prayers, and we are thankful for you.
Till All Know,
Matt, Karissa, Ty, and Wyck Long
(Tribal Church Planters in Papua New Guinea)
(Wyck on his first airplane ride)
– For our family’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health
– We are 91% funded!
– Karissa got to catch up with some good friends in California
– Wyck did well on his first plane ride!