After spending three weeks in Iowa with my sister, I am finally on my way home. My newest nephew, Ezekiel was born healthy and overall happy. He was little chunk coming in at 8 pounds compared to his cousin, Ireland, who was a little over 5 pounds. I enjoyed spending time with my sister and her other 4 kids as well as my brother-in-law.
While I was in Iowa, the church gave me a love gift, and the pastor's wife gave me some warm winter socks. I had been planning to buy some, but I had not gotten around to it. Over the last month, God has provided for me in special ways.
While I was at my sister's, my dad called and said the men of the church were asking me to stick around through the spring to help with playing the piano and teaching Sunday school... I had been considering some other opportunities and needs, but I just did not have peace about them, partly because I knew the church had a need. So for the spring, I will be helping at my dad's church, Anchor Baptist in Biddeford, ME. Please pray as the church moves through a transitional time. There have been many visitors to the church , and several people have joined. There are several more who want to join. Although it is frustrating, I am seeing God prune back the branches so more fruit can grow.
As far as my future missions trips are concerned, I will begin making plans for the end of next year to beginning of 2020. I recently sent out anow email to Christian colleges asking g to be able to speak to their students anf church memebers about taking short term trips to help missionaries. Please pray that the recipients of these letters will see the need for more relief laborers.
Continue to pray for my sister Janna's tumor. Pray for my baby cousin, Mycah who has been in the hospital since birth with mulittle heart surgeries and setbacks. Pray for sisters and their new babies, and for my sister-in-law who is expecting next year.