“Enter his gates with thanksgiving: go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalm 100: 4-5
We have seen God’s faithfulness to our family in lovely ways this past month. Our time in California with Gary’s home church was just wonderful! The 75th anniversary events were so well planned, and we saw many friends both then and in the 2 weeks we had in the area and on our trip home. We feel so rich with the friendships God has given us! It was great to be able to stay with Mom and share time with her too.
Our house sitter fell through the day before we were to leave on our trip, but God provided some neighbors who looked after things for us and appreciated a place to overflow to.
Our little Honda ended up breaking down 3 times, but we were kept safe, and could see God’s goodness in the details. We were grateful to have AAA membership as we had to get towed to a mechanic for help each time. Now that we’re home, the alternator has also died. We’re thinking it’s time to replace this car rather than keep putting $ into it with its very high mileage. We really need two vehicles at this stage of our lives, but we don’t have money saved up to purchase a replacement. Pray for wisdom in what to do.
Esther had a great time at camp when we returned to Florida, and was able to fly out to Argentina on the 25th. God provided her airfare with frequent flier miles and a donation from a friend. She has arrived at her destination and is staying with a local family for cultural orientation until her course starts on July 4th. If you’d like to receive her e-mail updates, let her know at: star-E19@juno.com
We are grateful for your prayers for her (and us!) in this time of transition. (Her 18th birthday is on July 19th.)
Josiah has also got the mission bug and has signed up to go with our church here on a 10 day medical/construction team to Ecuador from July 14-24th. He looks forward to using his Spanish to help as an interpreter and interacting with the people as they wait for medical attention. Let us know if you’d like to receive the team’s updates while they’re down there. Josiah is taking Algebra II on line this summer and is working at odd jobs to help raise $ for his mission trip.
Gary will be returning to the office soon. He is considering a role that will have him sharing with visitors to the Wycliffe Discovery Center as well as connecting with churches, Christian schools and organizations throughout Florida. We’ll let you know more in the future. Pray for God’s leading as to where he can best be used. In mid July he’ll be sharing with two different YWAM groups and a large group of Navigator leaders who will be visiting the Wycliffe office.
I (Robyn) am busy getting caught up after the rush to get Esther off, and being away for almost 4 weeks. We are tired, emotionally and physically, but glad to be home. Pray that we’ll get caught up with things and be refreshed as we prepare for the new school year and our busy schedules resume. Pray too for wisdom as we evaluate our ministry commitments for the coming year.
Blessings on each of you, our wonderful prayer team!