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February/March 2021 Update

It seems just like yesterday that we sent out our last prayer letter. As we eagerly waited for 2020 to come to a close, this year already seems to be off to a great start! We had 17 days between our last 2020 meeting and our first meeting in 2021. During that time we were able to ensure our children had their physical and dental check ups, turn in the paperwork required for the children’s US passports, and have both of our vehicles serviced for routine maintenance. We were also able to spend two days and a night away from the children in celebration of an early 10th anniversary (March 19) and Nicole’s Birthday (Dec 27).

Our meetings will take us to Virginia for the whole month of February, and we will slowly make our way to the midwest by the end of March.

As we are now in 2021 and have been requesting prayer for a departure to the field by the end of the summer, a common question we get is: “What happens if you do not have full support by the end of the summer?” The short answer is that we will wait until the funds are there; however, our God is still able to meet that deadline.

Thank you to all who regularly pray for us and our vehicles. We recently drove our van 3,000 miles on a round trip from Florida to Minnesota to handle many of our errands – including the children’s passports. On our way back to Florida, several instrument panel lights came on. When we got it into the shop (we had a 2 day window in which to do this before our next meeting), our serpentine belt needed to be replaced and three wheels needed new bearings. If any of those had failed in the 1,300 miles we traveled after the lights came on, our situation would have been dire. We truly do rely heavily on your intercessory prayers for us. Please continue to pray for our family as we seek to be a witness while on deputation. Recently we were able to pass a tract to a man who responded, “I need hope like this right now.” We realize many who are searching for the hope that is only found in Jesus Christ.

  • Praise: 6 new supporting churches since the last letter. We are receiving 47% with an additional 11% possible.
  • Prayer: Safe travels to meetings and no mechanical issues
  • Prayer: Fill July 2021 meeting schedule
  • Prayer: Clark’s and Jake’s salvation
  • Prayer: To be on the field by the end of summer
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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