The BIG NEWS is that after finding out that the laws in the Dominican
Republic have changed in regards to the Visa requirements we have been
rushing to complete all of the requirements to get our Residency Visas
applied for from the Dominican Republic and with piles of paperwork and
loads of unforeseen expense we have received word today that our TEMPORARY RESIDENCE VISAS ARE APPROVED AND READY FOR PICKUP!!!
We have about 15 more things to accomplish once we get to the DR to
make these a more Permanent Residence Visa and will have 60 days to
complete this. We will keep you informed but wanted to THANK YOU for
praying and for God hearing our prayers and for seeing His hand through
this whole process.
So these few weeks have flown and we are ready to head back but here is a RECAP of what we have been up to this summer: June 19th we flew in to Missionary Flights International June 24th Mt. Vernon Church (MTVchurch.com) Columbus,MS
we had an amazing Visit with this awesome Church family and made so
many new friends and got to see so many of our existing friends we were
received with such love...So what we
thought to be southern hospitality turns out Mississippi is just full of
awesome people and Mt Vernon is a church living out the "Love your
neighbor" thing. What a blessing, we love you guys! JUNE 29th- we saw the awesome place prepared for us to
stay in by our friends Bryan and Diane Reichard. What a blessing to have
a place to call HOME in the United States. What a sacrifice they have
made to allow us to move into this home that they have made for us. WE
ARE SO BLESSED. July 1st God's House of
Seven Valleys, Seven Valleys, PA -celebrated the freedom we have in the
USA and the freedom we have in Christ. We had a great time and made new
friends as well. July 8th First Baptist Church of Essex
(firstbaptistessex.org) Essex, MD we enjoyed a community outreach in
Essex MD and shared testimony of Gods goodness. It was great sharing in
this fun day of church celebration and I even got to judge some BBQ!!! July 14th Missions Fair 2012 St. Peters Church
(preparingyouforeternity.org) Seven Valleys, PA- Ears to Hear had a
booth at the missions fair and we were able to link with many new
ministries and friends as well as enjoyed the fellowship and
encouragement from our St.Peters Family. July 15th Grace Assembly of God (graceofbelair.com)
Churchville, MD- We had a great day leading Worship and meeting new
people! It is always a joy to Serve our Lord!! July 22nd The River (riveronline.org) Roxana, DE- we
were welcomed by Pastor Mike and enjoyed our time at the Delaware
Beaches as well as had the opportunity to hangout with the METZGERS!!! July 29th Bakers Mill Wesleyen Church (bmwconline.org)
Johnsburg, NY-we enjoyed a GREAT time in New York as we had great
fellowship with the Trinkle Family and then had a great time in the
Mountains of New York!! Talmidim members, Cathy and Anna, drove all the
way up to share a weekend of Music and fellowship. Pastor Chris and his
family have become great friends and God blessed us with an amazing
place to stay at the GALUSHA's amazing house where we got the best night
sleep of our time home yet!! Our girls solidified there friendships
with Madison and Bella while Seth and Christian tried to beat Pastor
Chris in SKYRIM!! August 3rd Missions/Aviation Fest
(missionsfestlancaster.org) Smoketown Airport Lancaster, PA what a
blessed event I hung out with Jaime Saint enough said! August 4th Conleys United Methodist Church Mens
Breakfast 8 AM Lewes, DE - while our kids were at a youth retreat
praying for this event I saw the Lord work as His word was shared, God
is so faithful.
Contemp. Service 6:30 PM August 5th Conleys United Methodist Church Sunday
Worship 8:45AM and 10:30 AM Lewes, DE we shared at three services at
Conleys UMC and we once again were blessed by talking with the people
here. Pastor Mike and I had time to talk about a possible trip for them
in the future! August 12th Milton Wesleyen Church Milton, DE- after
fellowship at the Beach Fellowship in Bethany we were able to catch up
with local friends before making our way to Milton Wesleyan and then we
were blessed to share in music and also to share of the work in the DR.
We feel so at home with this fellowship and the people here really love
the Lord and Pastor Tim and his wife Stacey are expecting and what a joy
it was for us to get to see them! August 19th -had a great Sunday catching up with friends at the Saving Grace fellowship August 26th St Peters Church
(preparingyouforeternity.org) Seven Valleys, PA-we shared in the service
and were received with much love as we drank the coffee from MOCHA FOR
MISSIONS and shared in a brunch/fellowship after the service
Our family has had a great time in the United States, we pray we have a
chance to relax a little, but we are ready to be back in the DR.
Sept 12th Return to Dominican Republic!!
1. Please pray for us as we seek to be accurate representatives of Jesus.
2. Pray for us to be led by His spirit and for God's favor in this work.
3. Pray that many come to know Jesus through the Bible studies and the daily relationships we have there in our community.
4. Pray for safety as the school will reopen shortly.
5. Pray for Charis she has been seizure free for almost a year. She has
been released from having to take medication by the Neurologist!!! All
praise and Honor to God!
6. Pray for Residency process in the DR.
7. Pray for our needed home-school curriculum (My Fathers World and PACE math) for our children this year.
8. Pray for Wilkyns and his family.
9. Pray for our Spanish to get better.
10. Pray for these current and upcoming projects: Batey Central school,
orphanage in Haiti, water in Batey Central, repair well drilling rig,
ECHO agriculture, Haiti 102.3 FM, The Barahona Radio Station, and the
medical work in Batey Central, INDOTEL communications project, Solar
project for school, Solar project for Haiti 102.3, Solar project for The
Barahona Radio Station.
11. Pray as we are seeking God's will for our families housing situation in light of security.
12. Please pray as we continue to thank God to provide for our family
here on the field please pray for His provision to continue.
Again...God Bless all of you. We are blown away by God's love that has
been poured out to our family through you. This last year has been full
of tragedy, trials, and also triumphs all of which have caused us to be
more thankful that we are sealed by His Love. God in fact answers our
prayers. Please Pray.