Sorry for the gap in our reporting in our blog this past 5 months. It was so busy that we were not able to keep up with what should have been posted. I truly became negligent in doing it. In May we left for the USA to be in several mission conferences. We planned to take the opportunty to spend time with our family. The events that followed were totally unexpeected to us, but in the plans of God for us.
After being with our family and then churches missions conferences in May and June we left for New York to make a trip that would go through New York,; Virginia, Florida, Lousiana and end up in Arizona, spending time with family in each place. There was also time planned in there to be with family that we had not seen for many years, in the Kansas City area.
However, when we were in the New York part of the trip, we received a call from my brother. The news was that my mother had days, not weeks, to live. Cancer had taken its toll and was fast moving to end her life. Needless to say, we immediately left for Arizona followed by 4 of our sons and some grandkids with them. It was our last chance to spend time with her. For four days, we were able to talk, joke, remenice and just enjoy time with her. Ultimately everyone but my siblings had to return home and their work. As predicted by the doctors, in 3 days she surrendered to the cancer and went home with the Lord. She was so excited to go. We thanked God for the opportunity that we had to be with Mom during those last days.
The rest of our time in the States was spent traveling and visiting with churches and reporting the latest information concerning the ministry that God has given us in the Philippines. WE are so grateful to those churches that have remained faithful make it possible for us to continue to do what we feel that God has placed us in. It is all by His power and we praise him for it.
It is our intention to do our best to maintain a monthy report in this blog, so stary tuned, as they say. We intend to have much to say in the coming months. Currently, we have two prayer requests. One is about a sale of property, that God will have his will in it. Secondly and more immediate, we need to buy a vehicle. We are having a problem finding exactly what we need and trust God to make it move on that. So, we will trust you to pray with us about those things.