Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Busy April

Well, the pace has certainly picked up in the last week or so, and no sign of slowing in the near future. On Saturday (April 12th), my home church hosted an area-wide youth rally with around 65 people attending. Of course, the days ahead were busy with preparation. On Sunday evening (the 13th), I had the opportunity to speak at a small church in Famersburg, Indiana. They support the Smiths, the missionaries with whom I will be working. Also this week, my church has been having evangelistic meetings with Mark Kittrell.

Friday, Belinda Richter, a fellow PNG missionary, will be flying into Bloomington, IL. She will spend the night with me, then on Saturday we will head to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a Sunday - Wednesday missions conference. We'll come back on Thursday, then I'll leave Saturday for Wisconsin. And so it continues:-)

Being busy is a good thing though, as it means many opportunities to present the ministry in New Guinea and also opportunities to impact people as I share with them what the Lord has done in my life.

Please continue to pray for safety and increased support in the Lord's time.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Answered Prayer

Thanks so much for your prayers for the airstrip inspection. It basically went well, and the inspector gave conditional approval for a shorter airstrip. We will still need the approval of his superior but at least the first obstacle was crossed.

This past weekend, I had a deputation meeting in Aurora, IL. The pastor of the church is someone I had known as a child, so it was fun to renew old acquaintances and catch up.

This coming weekend, one of my supporting churches is hosting the statewide Illinois ladies retreat. I am going along with several ladies from my church. I am looking forward to the rest and fellowship, as my schedule will get very busy after that.

Thanks again for your continued prayers and encouragement.