Charles and Melissa Newton Prayer Letter: The End of Deputation Is NearI want that thank everyone who has been praying for us. These past couple months have been both exciting and stressful. On top of having our new baby girl and traveling to complete deputation, I started having some issues with my health. This past month has probably been one of the most trying times for our family, filled with many doctors’ appointments and uncertainty; but, praise the Lord, we have received a diagnosis and started some treatments. We will see how effective the treatments are, but as of right now, it does not appear that this will hinder us moving to the field.

With that being said, God has still blessed tremendously. We are now at 97% of our support. If everything works out, we would like to be moving to the field by the end of September. This is later than we anticipated, mostly due to COVID and my health, but we want everything in God’s timing.

The end of deputation is a bittersweet time. As I was applying for the passports for the kids, the reality of the move set in. I know we have been preparing for this for years, but it is different when the time arrives. We are excited to have a home again and start our ministry in East Africa, but we will definitely miss all our family and the friends we have made over the years, knowing that for some, it will be years before we get to meet again.

Once again, thank you for all your prayers and support. Thank you to everyone who has been a blessing to us while on deputation. Now that we are at the end, we are trying to raise the finances for our departure and move. If you could be a part of this special request, it would be an immense blessing. Above any amount you can give, though, your prayers are coveted. We would not be able to do what we do if it was not for people like you, and it does not go unnoticed.

In His service,

The Newton Family