Today, my wife and I celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary! God has been so good to us as we served as missionaries in Mexico for our first 2 years, traveled on deputation for the next 2 years, served as missionaries in Peru for 3 years, and now have been teaching at Hyles-Anderson College and serving FBMI missionaries in Europe and Africa for the past 15 years. As we sat with our family on Thanksgiving Day, there was much for which to give God thanks.
Please pray that the college students we are investing in here at Hyles-Anderson College will finish the semester strong, as we have finals just around the corner. Also pray for those who are finishing up a degree; pray that God would work through them in a mighty way in the work to which He has called them. Then, pray as we gear up for the Spring Semester in January.
From December 15-21, 2021, please pray that God would use Bro. Mark Bosje and me as we travel to see Team Eurasia and strive to encourage the missionaries who are there. Both of us will get a chance to preach in English, and I will also have a chance to interpret one of the services in Spanish as well.
Three weeks ago, I had the privilege to preach the Missions Conference for Pastor Andrew Coblentz and the good people of Decatur Baptist Church of Little Hocking, Ohio. What a blessing it was to see how God is working there. While we were out soul winning on Wednesday of the conference, I was able to witness to a lady named Linda, and she trusted Christ as her Saviour!
God has really blessed the soul-winning efforts through our New Grace Adult Sunday School Class, as well as the HAC Local Outreach Ministry. This past Saturday, I was making a follow-up visit with someone who got saved last Saturday and had the unexpected benefit of witnessing to Ray, a relative from Chicago who was visiting Hammond for the holidays. He was trusting in works but readily put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Several others have been saved recently.
Here is an exciting announcement as we finish this letter. Katie, our daughter, recently got engaged to a fine young man named Xavier Rodriquez, who is also a student at Hyles-Anderson College. They will both graduate from college in April and get married on May 6, 2021!
Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support!
For His glory,