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June/July 2020 Update

Wow, what a change two months can make! We are happy to report that our RV Windshield was fixed a day after we sent the last prayer letter update. We were excited to get back on the road and resume deputation May 11. We left Salem, OR on a Monday and arrive in Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 16. We were able to be part of a virtual mission’s conference the following week.

In June, we will be in Georgia and heading to Wisconsin and Michigan later in the month. July will have us in Minnesota and North Dakota and will end with us in Tennessee for our final BIMI training camp week. Our few 2020 slots have been filled and we look forward to filling up our 2021 calendar.

Originally, we placed a goal to be in Finland by June 2021; however, COVID-19 seems to have altered this plan. While it took us by surprise, it did not take God by surprise. One item that has recently developed is that it will be required to take a COVID-19 vaccine prior to applying for a residency permit (that is, after one becomes available). We are now praying that we can be in Finland by summer 2021.

Mollie, Meg, and Clark completed their school year on May 22 and already look forward to starting their next school year. Next year will be quite the task as all four of our children will be in school: Mollie – 3rd, Meg – 2nd, Clark – K-5, Jake – K-4. While at a shopping center that required masks for entry, Jake informed us that he needed to remove his mask because he could not see his mouth.

  • Praise: Safety as we traveled to the Northeast from the Northwest
  • Praise: Good health during the flu/pandemic season
  • Praise: Financial provision during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Prayer: Safe travels to meetings
  • Prayer: Fill 2021 meeting schedule
  • Prayer: Clark’s and Jake’s salvation
  • Prayer: To be on the field by summer 2021

Sending Church: Lancaster Baptist Church • 4020 E Lancaster Blvd • Lancaster, CA 93535
Mission Board: Baptist International Missions, Inc. • PO Box 9 • Harrison, TN 37341
Contact: (661) 731-3370 • andrew.wippler@gmail.com • WipplersToFinland.com
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