Our deputation is drawing to a close, but our pace has not changed. It truly was a busy month, and we still have a little over a month of meetings to go!
We were able to present our ministry to the following churches: Countryview Baptist Church of Udall, Kansas; Harvest Baptist Church of Daly City, California; Big Valley Baptist Church of Lodi, California; Horizon Baptist Church of Camarillo, California; First Bible Baptist Church of Bakersfield, California; Mountain Vista Baptist Church of Sierra Vista, Arizona; Tucson Baptist Church of Tucson, Arizona; and Coronado Baptist Church of Tucson, Arizona. Three of those churches did digital meetings with us during the lockdown last year and have already taken us on for support. We praise the Lord that we were able to visit them this past month.
We would love to welcome the following churches as our new partners this month: Countryview Baptist Church of Udall, Kansas; Temple Baptist Church of Manchester, Tennessee; Temple Baptist Church of Flower Mound, Texas; Rendon Baptist Church of Burleson, Texas; Victory Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama; Grand View Baptist Church of Beaver Creek, Oregon; and First Bible Baptist Church of Bakersfield, California.
Last July, we were planning to take a survey trip to Australia. Because of the pandemic, we were unable to do so. We had been waiting to go on a survey trip first before applying for Mindy’s visa, as she wouldn’t be able to enter Australia until her visa was approved. When we realized we wouldn’t be able to go, we went ahead and applied for Mindy’s visa. The pandemic also caused the processing times for visas to be extended. It was going to take 16-23 months! This, of course, was a setback. I brought this up to many of you as an urgent matter of prayer. I got advice from an immigration lawyer to have additional forms and paperwork done to help our case. My parents, from Australia, and I then worked hard at getting these forms done as soon as possible. Just as I was about to submit the paperwork online, I received an email from Immigration. It was an email stating that Mindy’s visa had been granted! She received an approval in in just 9 months! Mindy is now a permanent resident of Australia. Praise the Lord! Thank you for praying earnestly!
Your servant in Christ,