I realized today, that for the last several days, I’d been dating my journal pages 10/11/21 or 10/13/21-with October instead of November. And then I noticed the same mistake in the spreadsheet I use to keep track of finances. When the weather is the same year round, it’s hard to remember what month it is!
It’s the month of Thanksgiving! I wish I could blame it on thinking it was October instead of November, but at times I can forget to be thankful, when there’s so much to be thankful for. I can focus on the difficulties of not being able to get mail or go to town because of Covid or the struggle of feeling like I never have enough time. Or on the fact that our internet is down and writing this newsletter is probably taking 5x’s longer than it should, because my connection keeps dropping. But thankfulness is an attitude of the heart and doesn’t need to be based on our circumstances.
Just like my friend, Chris, in this video, I’m so fortunate to be a part of what God is doing here in Papua New Guinea, a witness to changed lives and new hope. Thank you for the part you play in supporting me financially, with your encouragement and through prayer.
May you find yourself able “to experience God like this” and know that you are blessed this Thanksgiving.
I had the privilege of sitting in on an interview of my friend Chris Jones this summer while I was home, and was then able to use the footage (thanks to Stephen Liggett!) to create this video. Chris and his wife, Evie, and two children, Jensen and Harlan, work among the Pei people.
Please join me in interceding on behalf of the Pei church, that they would continue to grow in all spiritual wisdom and understanding and be so rooted and established in the love of Christ that their families and neighbors would want to know what (who) has given them such hope.
Praise the Lord for the Missionary Care Discussion group I was just able to finish. Pray for the 5 churches who were involved, that they’d have wisdom and perseverance in implementing new ideas of how to care for the missionaries they serve.
Praise the Lord for each of the blessings the photos above represent. I enjoyed several weeks of a Bible study through the book of John. I am grateful for Biblical fellowship.
I continue to love being able to facilitate connection and fellowship and provide ladies with a night out by having groups over for dinner.
I was able to offer a one-day follow-up retreat on prayer for five ladies who have already been to the retreat I normally offer. It was a blessing.
While it rained and we had to roast marshmallows under umbrellas, I was able to host a chili and S’more party for the ICT department that I work with. I love S’mores and my co-workers!
Pray for my ability to choose gratitude and joy over focusing on annoyances that really don’t matter in light of eternity.
Pray for the people of Papua New Guinea who still need freedom from spiritual beliefs that hold them captive.
Pray for wisdom for the government as they determine what restrictions to implement to prevent Covid from overrunning hospitals.
Pray for the Pei church and the Jones family‘s ability to return in time to celebrate Christmas with the believers there!
Pray for the video I’m currently putting together to promote our need for doctors and dentists here. Pray for wisdom and for the Lord to use it to bring the needed people.
Pray for the Lord to gather a group of ladies who will be a blessing to one another at the next ladies’ retreat I’ll be offering in early January. Pray for the Lord’s preparation of my heart in leading that well.