As we start 2017, we have a lot to thank God for and some major prayer requests. Due to Mark’s illness, we were more limited in our ability to take trips, but we continued to support and train missionaries through Skype and other internet-based tools. It is great to be able to use internet technology to continue to minister and equip ministry leaders and missionaries around the world.
We are also thankful 2016 gave us one of the most impactful English Family camps we ever attended. The Holy Spirit showed up in powerful and unpredictable ways. It is not an exaggeration to say that nearly every person who attended the camp was impacted in some way by God. It was a blessing to have a front-row seat and watch God work!
Many of you have been praying for Mark. Thank you for your prayers: These have sustained Mark over the dark and trying road of the past 17+ months. When he received his diagnosis, he was given about 3 months to live. We are so thankful that he has outlived this diagnosis by over a year. He is certainly not out of the woods yet, but God has been faithful for the past year and a half. We are trusting God and continue to pray for complete healing. He was recently approved for a new immunotherapy treatment. We are hopeful that God will use this treatment to heal Mark from the cancer.
As a team, we have decided to attend the International Messengers missions staff conference in Budapest, Hungary. We have been given the opportunity to spend a couple of focused days training missionaries with some counseling tools. We are still working with the mission to determine the content of this training, but are excited that God has given us this opportunity to equip missionaries who are working in the field with some simple yet powerful counseling tools.
Thanks for your ongoing Prayers:
- Praise: We are thanking God for your continued financial support through the uncertainty of Mark’s sickness. These gifts are so important so that the ministry will continue to move forward!
- We are hopeful that God wants Mark to be a part of the trip to Budapest, Hungary this spring. Please pray that Mark will be well and able to minister with the team.
- Mike has contracted a condition named Trigeminal Neuralgia. This causes an extreme amount of pain in his face. Please pray for healing.
- Please pray that God will remove the many obstacles to ministry that continue to pop up.
Thank you for standing with us in prayer and financial support!