I’ll be in AZ from 4/13 to 5/5.
May I speak at your church, Bible study, prayer group, or fellowship?
Do you have an extra vehicle I may borrow (for either part of the time I’m there, or the entire time)?
A family graciously provided me with a place to stay, but I still need things to do as well as a way to get to those things. 🙂 I have a few events scheduled–afternoon of 4/17, morning of 5/1, & evening of 5/4–but the rest is wide open.
The main reason I’m going is to see my son, whom I haven’t seen since my daughter’s funeral last May. But I would love to speak about missions wherever I can while I’m there.
Gina will stay here to save money. Last year Chandler Christian Church generously paid for our expenses during our travel & stay because we participated in their bi-annual Missions Expo, but this time I had to put the airfare on our credit card.
Meanwhile, back in Davao City…
One young man does not look happy with my preaching.
But these kids are happy.
Since we put up the tarp, the adult ministry & the kids’ ministry traded places. Both groups think they traded up. The adults get more space, & it’s cooler outside. The kids are freed from having to sit in chairs. 🙂
We have baptized six people in the last fifteen days! Jesus & his disciples often preached “repent and be baptized,” so I make sure I often preach “repent and be baptized.”
After baptisms, we all sing praises to God as Gina plays guitar, right there at the pool. I am sure none of the swimmers expected to see or hear anything like that. 🙂
We heard that a former neighbor was hospitalized. Danica had no money for the bills, so DCO donated about $350. That was the largest amount we’ve ever spent on a hospital bill, but we have helped several others with lesser amounts, thanks to our generous supporters. Here we are at the ICU, waiting to see her (they only allow one visitor at a time, because the room is small & there were other patients inside).
She is much better now, but she still has fainting spells, & her arm is mostly paralyzed, so she is unable to work. The good news: She is one of those six who were baptized. Please pray for her to be fully healed.
Please pray for us, too. Living cross-culturally is not easy. I’m still learning things about the culture, but if you choose any topic in this illustration, I’d be able to explain to you how Filipino culture is different from US culture in that topic. Try me!
We thank God for all of you who faithfully pray for us often, as well as for those of you who give & give & give to this ministry!
For those who would like to help us financially:
We could never repay you for your generosity to this mission, but certainly “you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:14)
Please forward our blog to others who might be interested!
Please pray that God will send more laborers into his harvest field.