I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;Psalms 9:1
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Thankful we get to serve church planters through aviation.
Sometimes we can get so caught up in the daily activities of preparing to leave for Papua New Guinea that we lose sight of the reason we are going. Here is an excerpt from an update that came out the last week of May from one of the church planting missionaries we will be serving in PNG. This is why we’re going! So that more people can hear the good news in their own language:
“We are excited to report that you now have new brothers and sisters in Christ in [another] Hewa village. . . PTL!!! . . .
. . .After much prayer, last December one of our young pastors named Faimpat took his wife and daughter and moved there with a passion to bring his relatives to God. Since then, he and two other young men have been teaching the story of the Bible, finishing last week with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
I have been eagerly waiting to hear an update from Faimpat and on Monday he called me on the HF radio and was very excited to report that many people are now professing faith in Jesus for forgiveness of sins! He said 40 people have successfully finished the literacy program and can now read the Bible we have been translating, and there have been between 70 and 100 people coming consistently to the Bible teaching. He said he started interviewing people to discover what they believe and he is very pleased to hear they are trusting that Jesus payment for sin on the cross has given them a new relationship with their Creator!
He also said that the group wants to learn more so after a two week break he plans to move into the next phase of lessons which focuses on Jesus. Please keep praying for Faimpat, his wife Ailam and the young man named Kaifas as they work to disciple the baby believers.”
Thankful for an unexpected solution.
If you’ve been following the missing diploma saga, give thanks with us that the Department of Labor in Papua New Guinea agreed to accept Travis’s high school transcript instead of his diploma. We turned in our work permit applications and all the accompanying documents in late April and now we wait… and wait some more to hear back from the Department of Labor in PNG. If we receive our work permits by June 30th we should be able to leave for PNG by August 1st.
Thankful for God’s provision through you.
As of the first week of June we have 78% of our monthly support goal for working in Papua New Guinea. If you feel led to partner with us, we’d love to have you join our team. Email for more information Travis_Lesicka@ntm.org. Contributions can be sent to Ethnos360 at: Ethnos360, 312 West First Street, Sanford, FL 32771 (please enclose a note stating for “Travis and Becky Lesicka”). Or online giving and EFT’s are possible at https://ethnos360.org/missionaries/travis-and-rebecca-lesicka
Thankful we get to see many of you soon!
On May 21st we began our journey from McNeal, AZ back to North Idaho. Our route took us through California to visit some friends and family on the way home. We arrived in Idaho on June 1st after 12 days of traveling. We stayed 7 nights at campgrounds and 4 nights in the homes of friends. The kids did amazing!
This summer we will be speaking at a few churches in Idaho:
June 11th, Calvary Rathdrum, Rathdrum, Sunday morning
June 25th, Calvary Christian Fellowship, Spirit Lake, Sunday morning
July 16th, Tranform Ministries, CDA, Sunday morning
July 30th, Rathdrum Bible, Rathdrum, Sunday morning
Thankful for all things big and small.
- Nathan graduated from Kindergarten!
- Winter is over and everyone has been fairly healthy all of May.
- Our whole training class this year will all be serving in PNG in the future.
- The container with the second helicopter for PNG finally shipped.
- Wisdom in raising our kids
- That we will trust God in all circumstances for all our needs
- For our work permits and the children’s passports to arrive soon
May God fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him!
Travis & Becky