Debbie's Doings - September 2014
Dear Partners in Prayer:
These past couple of months have gone by like a whirlwind. Thank you so much for your faithfulness in supporting me in so many ways. I praise the Lord for my car that has been so good to me in traveling all over the country. I try to take good care of it and it has responded well to me too! Thank you for praying for the surgery on my thumb. Everything went well and it continues to recover. It’s such a small thing but so important to carry out many of the tasks that I do.
Our mission was greatly encouraged to receive a new family in August. Brian and Abby Lindsay with their two boys (see above picture) arrived in time to join our annual mission retreat (Field Forum). It’s interesting that I have prayed for Abby and her family for many years using a prayer card they gave me and now Abby is here! Her parents and I went to the field around the same time. The Lindsay family has settled in well and are already going to language school. Keith and Sarah Neigenfind (picture on the right) have just completed one year of language study. It’s great to have these 2 families joining the ministry here.
Little Ephraim is another special addition to our mission family. God answered Mark and Kitaya’s prayers to adopt a baby boy. They were able to receive him when he was just 3 weeks old! We continue to pray that all the paperwork will be completed soon to make the adoption final. Our mission family is exploding with boys!
In August a tragedy hit the Remember Nhu home in Sida – about 1 ½ hours from my home. Ing (16) was crossing a major intersection when she was hit and killed by a speeding car. Praise the Lord the owners of the car took responsibility for the accident and helped financially for the family. Ing was a beautiful shining light in the home, village and school. My prayer is that memories of Ing’s life will draw many people to the Lord.
Last Sunday we graduated another group of students – just 2! I have been leading their group for the past couple of years because their pastor went on to another church. It has been great getting to know them and the ministry in their church. Praise the Lord, Mr. Jan not only graduated but took the training in mid-August to be a center leader for upcoming leaders in his church. Instead of visiting to lead their group I will be visiting to help encourage the upcoming group!
This letter is going out a little early as I will be in the states for the next couple of months. I will have about 2 weeks with family and friends and 6 weeks visiting churches in Wisconsin sharing about the ministry in Thailand. I am looking forward to seeing as many people as possible during that time. I will share my schedule below so you can pray for me as I travel and visit churches. Please pray for safety, good health and stamina to get to know people and share my life and heart. Wish I were able to see all of you.
Again, I want to thank you for your support of me in so many
special ways. I look forward to meeting
many of you when I am in the states.
There are many avenues to support me – prayer being the most
important. E-mail -I love to hear from
you as well. Financially, feel free to
look me up in the CMA website – www.cmalliance.org There are many opportunities to support me as
well as the ministry in Thailand. Please
read through my schedule for the next several months. I appreciate your prayers for strength,
health and safety as I travel in the states. Thank you so much.
In His service,
International Worker in Thailand