Year End Report
“It’ll be fun!” were the words we heard our pastor say when we left his office early January 2012 as he helped us prepare for our approval and deputation to start soon after. We were never sure how he got his definition of “fun,” but we were about to find out!
After the first five months of deputation, and over 15,000 miles later, God has blessed us with a total of eleven ministry partners. We have experienced God’s timely provision and blessing through His people. We have made new friends and have been reunited with old friends in the churches we have visited. Not only do we see His blessing to us through local churches, but we are also humbled to be used to minister and challenge these same churches to increase their role in taking the Gospel to a lost world. We know of at least one young lady who surrendered her life to full-time missions during a conference in November. We continually pray for more souls won to Christ and more hearts surrendered to take up the call.
During the holiday season we were able to take a little time to regroup, resupply and prepare for setting out on the deputation trail once more. We have a pretty full calendar for the next few months, and we are looking forward to all that God has in store. It’ll be fun!
His Work in Us
Our hearts are so full as we look back on this year of 2012. We have been blessed beyond measure in so many ways. One of the ways in which we have been blessed was seeing our son Lucas come to know the Lord! He accepted Jesus as his Savior in October while doing homeschooling one day. The Bible lesson in our daily homeschool curriculum showed him, once again, that he needed to be saved from his sins and hell, and he asked Jesus into his heart! We wanted to be sure he understood, so we held back from announcing it much until we had asked him on multiple occasions what his salvation truly meant to him. He seems to understand it fully and we can tell there is a difference in his own life. Now we are talking about baptism, with him, which will hopefully happen soon. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for our children! Keep praying that Natalie and Lucas will grow stronger in the Lord, and that Alenna will be saved soon also. We are always so amazed at God’s powerful work through prayer.
This past December, we had the privilege of celebrating a milestone for our marriage, our eleventh anniversary. Having grown up as missionary kids, both of us have seen the importance of a strong marriage in the ministry. We were thankful to be able to leave the kids with the grandparents and get away for a couple of days, which is a rare thing while on deputation. We praise God for His eternal love and compassion for us!
Download this prayer letter: Prayer Letter- Nov Dec 2012