This month we are excited to take steps to build on the relationships and create space for truth and grace to change lives. please be praying for these activities. I love reminding God of the verse that says, “A man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” May we be led by the Lord in every detail as we look to love loud.
Monday’s – Swedish conversation and homework help. We are trusting to find ways to open this community to invite others and meet practical needs in language, math and computer skills.
Tuesday’s – learning English though bible study. Discovering how God reveals himself from the beginning and opening up conversation of perspective of who people think God is versus who He says He is. Please pray for our friends to come 🙂 and the Spirit to open hearts.
A Monthly conversation – meeting with Turkish friends and having a discussion group about Christianity and Islam.
Family Follow up – there are a few families we have started friendship with and are eager to deepen trust and see how God teaches us to love them. Pray specifically for the Bangladesh family and Syrian family.
Ohio team preparations – in 6 weeks we will get a team of 10 to pour into the harvest. Praying for the ground to be cultivated and hearts prepared to respond to the gospel.
Pastor Mac update – thank you for the continued prayers and support. Pastor Mac was discharged last night. He and his wife are currently on the first flight of two back to Utah. Please pray for strength in the journey and wisdom and they meet with doctors and walk out this journey for full health.
Thank you for journeying with me! I have been really encouraged and strengthen by your support, encouraging emails, generosity and kindness. I love getting to pray for you and hear from you. So keep me posted!
It has been a wonderful gift to know that we can count on one another to intercede and support when storms rise. Mac went through a surgery yesterday that has proven to be effective to take a step toward stabilizing the situation. He is spending hopefully the last night in ICU in order to be monitored closely and will be moved tomorrow to another room for the next step of recovery. Mac’s wife Jeanne flew into today which brings comfort and peace for them to walk out this week together. It looks like it will take at least another 5 to 7 days to build up strength to make the flight home where further recovery can take place. Please continue to lift them up in prayer for provision in financial need as well as discerning the logistics for full health.
For those of you that know Mac won’t be surprised by this….even through the pain and exhaustion, the hospital staff is already effected by Mac and his love and care. Jesus just oozes out of him. There is no doubt great hope and joy being shared with all in that ICU wing this week!
The team and I have been able to keep meetings in between hospital visits and continue to make plans for exciting opportunities coming later this year partnering together for God’s glory.
May the Lord strengthen and encourage your heart knowing there is a great cloud of witnesses that surrounds us! We do not walk this journey alone!
Yesterday afternoon, a team from Utah arrived. We have an exciting planned to explore and prepare for a music family mission trip this June. Upon arrival, pastor Mac was not feeling well. He ended up being admitted into the hospital. After many tests and a procedure today, there are some signs of improvement. But we are not out of the clear. Please take time now to pray for Mac and a full recovery this night. Pray for his wife as she eagerly waits to be updated.
Janelle and I joined the team in the waiting room and spent the day talking and dreaming of what God can do.