Dear Pastor and praying friends,
These past few months have truly been an adventure for us. We praise the Lord that we have survived the big storms that came through this area recently. We experienced severe thunder storms, hail and rain; but no tornados touched down in our immediate area. There was a family not too far from us who lost their mother and seven year old son.
The people in our church have experienced many challenges as well as answers to prayer. The young family that we mentioned in our last prayer letter have a three year old son who was seriously ill for several weeks. He had to be medi-flighted to Children’s hospital in Little Rock with double pneumonia and a very low white blood cell count. He underwent many tests, including a test for leukemia; but we praise the Lord that he made it though and is now back to his old self, with no leukemia! Also, a young lady in our church recently passed out after visiting her child at school. It was discovered that she has severely damaged kidneys and the doctors say she will have to be on dialysis for the rest of her life. This is a faithful family in our church and they-
she, her husband, and two teenage children - will need a lot of prayer as they face this storm.
We praise the Lord that the van has been running for a whole month with no problems! We would like to ask you to continue to pray that our van runs well as it is a tremendous tool for us to reach our community. Just last week two young people were saved. One of whom has been coming for about three weeks. We went by his home this past Saturday to find that he and his family are moving. We also recently found that one of our members was seriously considering a big move; but changed her mind at the last minute. These situations helped us to realize that we may only have a short time to minister to those who attend our church. May the Lord help us to make the most of each service.
Recently we had two pastors come and visit and preach for us. One of them commented several times about how well behaved the children were and how well they sang. This was a tremendous blessing to us as well, as they do not always display such good behavior!
Family News: Our family is doing rather well. Soon our daughter will be two years old, which is very hard to believe; and my wife is due to deliver our second child on or around June 8th. Please pray with us for a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Thank you for your faithful prayers and support!
Until next time,