“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136:1)
Well, glory to God! Although the world seems a little crazier now, it is comforting to know our Father is still on His throne. As the requirements and precautions surrounding Coronavirus have affected all of us, the virus has even affected my wife’s treatment. Her surgery that was scheduled for March 24 was canceled. When everything got going again, they discovered that her tumors had tripled in size and were afraid the cancer had spread. After a full-body scan, they have discovered some spots on her liver and are following up with further testing. They have suggested starting chemotherapy immediately before surgery to shrink the tumors so the surgery will be more successful. Thank you for all your prayers in this matter!
I thank the Lord for the opportunity to guide Timothy to Jesus. A friend and I were in downtown Atlanta when Timothy walked up to us to ask directions. He was visiting Atlanta himself. The conversation went something like this: “We are not sure how to get to where you are going, but we know how to get to a better place.” “Oh yeah, where is that?” “How would you like to go to Heaven when you die?” “Of course, I would; who wouldn’t?” Timothy had been hit by a car when he was 16 and had coded for several minutes, but God had spared him. He was now 34 years old and had come back to Atlanta to renew his medical card. I love seeing the incredible hand of God at work. He put Timothy in Atlanta on the same street at the same time as He did us. What a loving God we serve! After a little while of sharing some Scripture, Timothy bowed his head and called on the Lord Jesus. Glory! I love seeing people come to Jesus. He has never turned anyone away!!
AJ, the pastor shepherding over the church plant in India, has reported that they have completed the foundation for their new church building. They are building by faith as they get money. As they get more funds, they will complete the next part. There have been some new families come to Christ because the church bought rice, dahl, and salt and distributed them to needy families in their area. I’m hoping and praying we can get there this year to charter the church. Please keep him and their church building project in your prayers. He is doing a great job for the Lord!
Things in Thailand came to a standstill, again because of the Coronavirus, but we are hoping that they get going again soon. I communicate regularly with those in the church there, and they tell me they have been faithful in reading their Bibles and praying every day! I challenged them A LOT before I left to be faithful in their Bible reading and prayer. Little did we know how important that would be.
Thank you for all your faithful prayers and support!
Yours for His harvest,