All the glory belongs to Him! This past month, God opened many doors and allowed us to be a part of several church services. We also celebrated freedom for both the U.S. and Canada. God also provided for us an HDMI connector that we were hoping to buy for our missions presentation. We looked in serval stores to find the connector but could not find it, but now we know why—God wanted to give it to us. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) As mentioned at the beginning of the year, God is still only good!
July 1, 4, & 5
On July 1, we celebrated Canada Day with family in Lac la Biche, Alberta, Canada. Later that night, the family set off fireworks they purchased. Oakley really enjoyed watching the fireworks. On July 4, we bought a few sparklers to celebrate Independence Day. We were with Pastor Ward and the people of Kikino Bible Church for the morning service on July 5. We did the special music with the Bergeron family (Arianna’s family), and I preached the morning message. After the service, we went to the pastor’s home (on the same property where we are staying). There we had a good time of fellowship and a great lunch!
July 16 & 19
We went to the Calgary Consulate General to complete Royce’s Born-Abroad Application and his passport. There we submitted both applications and were interviewed by an agent. Once the interview was completed, we were told that the passport and the Born-Abroad Application will arrive in two to three weeks. We are so excited that we are one step closer to returning home! On Sunday, July 19, we stopped in for a morning service at Airdrie Baptist Church of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. We did a brief presentation of our calling, and Pastor Jeff Friesen delivered a a message on rewards and the eternal life to come. After the service, we got into our vehicle and drove to our next destination.
In the morning, we went to Harvest Baptist Church to join their service. Later in the evening, we presented our calling, and I delivered the evening message at Victory Baptist Church of Langley, British Columbia, Canada. After the service, Pastor Spence handed me a biography of Dr. Donald Sisk about the missionary life God had for him in Japan.
On our way back to Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada, we stopped in for a Bible study at Berean Baptist Church of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Pastor Vaal invited us in for dinner before the evening service, and we became a little more acquainted with each other. After the service, we split into prayer groups and prayed for the sick, those needing salvation, and each other. We also met a few students from Canadian Baptist Bible College of Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. It was encouraging to meet young men who are dedicated to following God’s will for their lives.
Next, we will be with Cornerstone Baptist Church and Vision Baptist Church one last time before we leave to return to the U.S., Lord willing. We are praying that we will be able to return to the U.S. by the end of the month because Arianna’s six months will be up on September 5, 2020. If we do not return before then, there is a possibility that Arianna’s Green Card will be annulled.
Please pray for:
1. Lifting of the travel ban
2. Salvation of souls
With God’s love,
Micah and Arianna Bull
Furtherance of the Gospel