“But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.” — John 4:35b
In this verse Jesus is talking about people who are ready to receive Him, and saying that the time is now to go witness to them! This verse is so true of much of Papua New Guinea. There are many tribes asking for missionaries! We have heard stories of other tribes where people enthusiastically responded to the gospel because God had prepared their hearts but they just were waiting to hear it! We changed our picture at the top of our newsletter to us standing next to a cornfield in hopes that when you see it, you will be reminded to pray that God will bring in His harvest– bring people to know Him!
We are just two months away from moving to PNG, Lord willing! Please pray that our entry permits will be granted this month!
Thank you so much for all of your prayers about my (Karissa’s) health. I got the results of my MRI from my neurosurgeon, and she said that the cyst in my head looks “grossly stable.” She also sent the results to be reviewed by a radiologist. So, please pray that God gives the radiologist wisdom in interpreting my scan, and that he or she will confirm that the cyst is stable.
Here’s some big news- we are 100% funded for our monthly support! Woohoo! Here’s some more big news- we have raised the money we need for startup costs! We are praising God for His provision, and thanking all of you who have given and continue to give towards our ministry!
We have one last financial goal to meet, and that is our home building fund. This is the money we need to actually build our home in the jungle so that we can live among the people to whom we will minister. We need $40,000- $60,000 for this fund. You can give towards this fund online or by mail as detailed below. Also, for the next 90 days, a fun way you can give towards this fund is by buying coffee! Just in time for Christmas presents :). Right now we have a fundraiser going at CoffeeHelpingMissions.com. Simply go to the site, buy the coffee that you want, and after you add it to your cart, click the button that says “fundraiser code” and enter “House-330.” 75% of the profits will go to us, and 25% will go to Biblical Ministries Worldwide Asia-Pacific Project.
Till All Know,
Matt, Karissa, Ty, and Wyck Long
(Tribal Church Planters in Papua New Guinea)
– That our entry permits will be granted this month
– That the radiologist will say Karissa’s cyst is stable
– That God would provide the perfect partners for us to move into a tribe with
– That He brought in the monthly funding we needed!
– That He provided the startup funds we needed!
– He has been answering your prayers for joy for us in this time