We have finally arrived in Michigan to begin two months of furlough. Although I have heard them lament over ” leaving the work”, I am thankful that my parents have two months to rest a little and be refreshed physically and spiritually. Similarly, I have mixed feelings coming back “home”. I guess all missionaries feel the same. Leaving the mission field is tough on the one hand because you hate leaving the people whom you have come to love. I think of the elders, the families and their teens. My fear is that some will not continue walking forward with the Lord. On the other hand, I’m excited to see family and friends as well as enjoying Bob Evan’s breakfast. I take encouragement from the fact that the Lord has provided two young men to serve in Toronjal while I’m gone. Please pray for brother’s Nelson and Daniel. These two fellows have come alongside my dad and I just a few months ago. Daniel came under my dad for discipleship and I discipled Nelson. Soon after, Nelson began serving with me at Toronjal. Both these men attended the Bible Training conferences with Pastor Rod Phillips and continued learning how to exposit the Word in our Bible Institute. Both are excited and thankful for the opportunity to preach and teach.
As we are preparing to serve here in the States I wish to thank all of you who pray for us and show your love to us in many ways. We are committed to having the Lord work His will through us wherever He leads.