As usual the last couple months have been very busy. It is easy to become overwhelmed and stressed out in the process of raising support. Yet, as I reflect on the happenings of the last two months God’s blessings and provisions are abundantly visible! So, we continue to find rest and comfort in God, our refuge and hope! In September and October we traveled repeatedly to Northwestern Iowa, to Illinois, and finished off with a church right here in Des Moines. We started off going to Grace E-Free Church in Denison, Iowa. The following week we were in LeMars Iowa at LeMars Bible Church where we took part in their Mission’s Conference. The very next weekend we were back North in Onawa, Iowa where we were part of Onawa E-Free’s Mission’s Conference. After that, we traveled Southeast to Quincy Illinois where we shared with Calvary Baptist Church. Finally, last weekend we shared with Trinity Baptist Church on the South side of Des Moines. Every one of these Churches were welcoming and encouraging to us as we shared our passion and vision for Mango. So we say thank you to the Churches and pastors who have allowed us to share! We are so grateful for the friendships we have made in our travels (this is definitely one of the best parts of pre-field ministry)!
We are also excited to report that we recently received word that Fellowship Baptist Church in Mt. Zion, Illinois (near Decatur) is taking us on for support! This is a great answer to prayer and brings our monthly support level to almost 52%. Another answer to prayer recently was meeting Glenn and Carol Ginder. The Ginder’s were missionaries in Malaysia for many years working with Muslims. They are now back in the Des Moines area and willing to teach us and plug us into Muslim ministry here! Things in Mango continue to progress well, and building will pick up even more with the end of the rainy season. One of the latest projects was the installation of a swimming pool on the Hospital compound. The pool was donated and installed by a company here in the states. It will provide much needed relief from the heat for building teams, missionaries and missionary kids for years to come. Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support! It is a blessing and comfort to know that we are greatly supported by so many faithful friends and family. May God bless you all!