Saturday, 18 September 2010

Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor and church,

We appreciate all the emails we received letting us know you are praying for our oldest son, Austin, during his transition to living in the States. Many view a missionary child returning to the States as a homecoming and yet for the majority of them, it is a rude awakening to a culture they are vaguely familiar with. Austin has started school and seems to be adjusting. We continue to covet your prayers for him.
We had a busy summer with several outreach events. The annual Liskeard show in July went well and we were able to hand out several hundred tracts. In August, we once again helped with a youth camp up near London. About 12 churches were represented and there were anywhere from 90-125 people on site depending on the day. Kent preached the evening services and he and Andrea were the camp cooks this year. One lad made a profession and there were a number of other decisions as well. Each year the camp grows and it is a blessing to see God use it to change lives. Pictures and further reports of these events and more can be found on our blog .

Work continues on the Olympic project. In just two years, an estimated 2 million people will join the 7 million that already live in London for the Summer Olympics. We want to be there to give them the gospel and we need your help. Please pray about partnering with us in this endeavor and perhaps even spending a week in London helping us distribute the material.

We would also ask for your prayer concerning our permanent visa application. By the time you read this it should be in the decision makers’ hands and we are praying we will be approved this time.

The time has come for us to take a furlough. In the last 8 years we have been in the States 6 months. We would delay this one as well but there are several things that need to be taken care of. We are planning to arrive in the States in December and after a bit of adjustment, start reporting to all those who wish for us to come by. We are blessed to be associated with you folks and look forward to seeing you again. Please let us know if you are interested in having us come by.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you've had short furlough times. That's the way I think it ought to be. Too many missionaries are constantly away from their field! Who then shepherds the flock? When you get your schedule filled in, let me know where you'll be. If we're close, I'd like to be able to meet you if possible.

    Brother Don Clough