Jun 23, 2018
Praise to our father who continually cares for and blesses our lives. We are rejoicing in him and his provision. About six days ago Kendra felt a need to confess some things to the family that were on her heart. That was a blessing. Then after that I anointed her with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus and we all prayed for her to be healed according to the scriptures in the book of James. God is so good and desirous to heal and he did and continues to. Kendra felt amazingly better the next day. She has been struggling for a long time now with heart pain, weakness, etc. and all of a sudden ALL GONE! This lasted for four days and then day before yesterday she over-did-it and she felt weakness. After more prayer and rest she is feeling much better. She has been able to be up doing things around the house. Thank you to those who have been praying for us in this time. Please continue to help us in prayer.
I have only been able to go out to the village two times in the last 3 ½ weeks or so. I have taken quick trips out there and back to deal with things, leaving Kendra back at our rented house. I see the Lord at work in the believers in the village and they are rising up in a good way to commit and follow Christ. It has been a blessing and an encouragement to see the Lord work among them and it is confirming the fact that the church raised up in Bulu is God’s and that they have all that they need to flourish and thrive. They do not need anyone or anything else!
We are returning to the USA July 31st. We are planning to settle in somewhere for a season and seek the Lord about His next steps for us. We do not know where we are going to settle at this point. Please pray with us as we trust God in this.
July 10th we have a few comrades coming to help us with our last 3 weeks in PNG. Scott Schones, Hosanna Schones, and Laura Erickson. We are privileged that the Lord is sending us such a troop as this in such a time as this. We are counting down the days for their arrival and are anticipating the Lord to do great things. Please pray for them as they prepare and also that all that the Lord wants to be done in the time of their visit will be done.
We are very thankful for the family of God. We have been blessed by so many of you in many many ways. Thank you. The Lord knows who you are and he will richly repay you.
Much love in Christ,