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Answered Prayer!

Answered Prayer!

If you were able to read our last prayer letter, you know that the Lord answered all of our prayers about us finding a vehicle to finish our second half of deputation. Well, here it is!!!

Off to the Races!

Off to the Races!

At the beginning of the month, we had a couple meetings near our home in Northern Virginia. Yesterday, we made the 12 hour drive down to Georgia and we will be traveling for the next two months. The year is officially in full swing for us! Please pray for us as we will be part of many meetings and missions conferences. Pray that we will be able to be a blessing to each church that we visit as we seek…

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Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope this update finds you doing well. A LOT has happened since our last update. Things have been extremely busy for us, but that is an amazing problem to have on deputation! We safely arrived back in Virginia a few days ago, so thank you for praying for our safety. We scheduled a meeting locally here in Northern Virginia just before we travel to Georgia. Although our time here in Northern Virginia will be short, it has been nice…

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What’s Been Going On Recently

What’s Been Going On Recently

After being in a missions conference in North Carolina, we drove cross-country to California. We praise the Lord for his safety as we drove many hours for many days. Upon arriving in California, we have had many meetings throughout all of California. It has been such a blessing to see the works that are going on for Christ in these various cities. One of the privileges that we have had on deputation is to spend time with pastors. During this…

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Praying in Public

Praying in Public

Something interesting happened to us last night. It was neat to see what can happen when you just go about living your daily Christian life. Savannah and I went to a pizza place for dinner, and as we were waiting for the pizza to be made we found a table and went ahead and prayed for the food we were about to receive. A lady at the next table over leaned over and almost at a whisper said, “It’s really…

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An Unexpected Reminder

An Unexpected Reminder

Our LORD is such a loving and kind God! It is so neat when He gives us those unexpected blessings that we never even thought to pray for. Such was the case for me and Savannah the other day. As we were enjoying the blessing, we got to meet a painter named Rebecca. She was painting a beautiful picture of a botanical garden; one look at her canvas showed that she was very skilled and experienced in the art of…

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The Blessing of Met Needs

The Blessing of Met Needs

Savannah and I had a huge blessing that we wanted to share with you. A missionary that we know is moving to another country in Africa and is unable to take her furniture and items with her. She contacted us to see if we wanted to buy the items from her at a discounted price. We talked about each of the items and purchased a majority of what was for sale. These items will greatly help us in multiple ways!…

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The Ministry of Deputation

The Ministry of Deputation

Savannah and I fully believe that our ministry does not start once we get to the field; we believe that deputation is a ministry as well. We are extremely grateful that this past week the Lord gave us a huge opportunity to do ministry. We were able to spend a couple days during the week between visiting churches to minister to teenagers. They were teenagers from our sending church in Herndon, Virginia. I gave a challenge to the boys and…

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On the Road Again!

On the Road Again!

Savannah and I praise the Lord that we are able to resume our meetings as we hit the road again! We just had a meeting in McDonough, Georgia yesterday, and we are scheduled for a meeting in Alexandria, Virginia next Sunday. Not all states have reopened, but we praise the Lord that the churches in the states that have opened are resuming their missionary visits. The Lord has so wonderfully provided for us during the quarantine time, and we thank…

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The Blessing of Christian Fellowship

The Blessing of Christian Fellowship

A few days ago, Savannah and I were blessed with an opportunity of some good godly fellowship with a fellow missionary couple. It was such an encouragement to our hearts! This couple is on fire for the Lord, and it was a blessing to be able to sit down with them over a meal and hear about their field as well as share about ours. We also were able to talk about practical things like different discipleship programs and outreach…

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