Friday, July 28, 2017

Psalm 42

Thanks for your prayers these past two weeks. Mom is doing well enough on her own that I was able to return to Florida for The Wycliffe Connection. Our team served 32 Wycliffe colleagues and their 25 missionary kids (MKs). God blessed with some great conversations and good health and strength for us all. Next week, we'll host another group of 16 co-workers and six of their MKs who have been living in the US. Most of them work from their homes and only have opportunity to connect with their teams "virtually" through technology. Pray for their renewal and encouragement.

I have colleagues who are in the midst of some very challenging circumstances. My Bible reading schedule has taken me into the Psalms recently. As I reflected on what I was reading, God prompted me to pray on their behalf. Then it struck me... I couldn't imagine not having the comfort of the Psalms.

If that had not been translated into English, how would I comprehend that truth? We have such incredible access to the encouragements and promises of God! Your partnership through your prayers and gifts for my Wycliffe ministry makes that same kind of understanding possible for others. Thank you!

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Expected and the Unexpected

Thanks for your continued prayers and gifts for my Wycliffe ministry. God is using them mightily. The past two weeks went smoothly, facilitating logistics and making preparations for coming programs. Next, we will host two groups of colleagues for Connections, July 24-28 and July 31-August 4. We are grateful for your prayers that we would serve these co-workers well and that they would feel that they have been celebrated, cared for, and connected well with the resources available to them through the Wycliffe USA headquarters.

On a personal note, today's update is from Brownsburg, Indiana. Mom took a tumble last Saturday evening and fractured her pelvis in two places and broke a finger. She spent Sunday through Wednesday in the hospital for observation. I flew in Tuesday evening. I am thankful for technology that permits me to work remotely and also help out as she continues her recovery. I'll head back to Florida next Friday, July 21. My family is overwhelmingly grateful to the Lord for His protection and for the assistance and care of so many local medical professionals and church family who have come alongside. We'd be grateful for your prayers during the six to eight-week time projected for her healing. It's been encouraging to see her progress even in the two days I have been here.