Thank you to everyone who prayed for us as we drove across the U.S. The Lord gave us safety, and we had no vehicle issues across the almost 3,500 miles. We took about a week and a half to cover that distance. As you can imagine, that meant several long traveling days, but as you can tell from the picture, Emma found ways to keep herself occupied.
Throughout our “big trip,” we were able to see parts of the country that none of us had ever experienced as we traveled through New Mexico and Arizona. God has certainly given Americans a lot of diverse landscapes in our country. The highlight of that trip for me was seeing the Grand Canyon. It was truly an astounding sight, seeing the majesty of God’s creation!
One thing has regularly amazed and encouraged me as we have had meetings in California and Washington. In these areas where COVID restrictions are among the harshest in our country, churches are still finding ways to spread the Gospel. While it would be far easier just to lay low and hide until everything blows over, the vast majority of churches we come across are making efforts and finding unique ways to get the Gospel out despite unusual times. We have loved helping these churches in their efforts. It reminds me of what Paul said in II Timothy 2:9, “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”
Please pray for the Holmes family. This is the missionary family that we will be working with once we arrive in Nigeria. They are trying to get back to the field but have met multiple delays. They are such a precious family to us. They even left warm Lousiana in December to visit us in the frigid North of Maine during the Christmas holidays. Please pray that the obstacles to their returning to the field will be removed. Please also continue to pray for us as we continue our meetings on the West Coast.
That all the world may know,