June was a traveling month and had a few family highlights. One of those highlights is that we finished traveling the equivalent of taking a lap around the globe (24,901 miles in 6 months). During our travels, Clark and Jake rode a bicycle without training wheels and can now state that they have thrown a rock into all five of the Great Lakes. We have also been in 47 of the 50 states, with South Dakota being the only state we have not been in the lower 48. In July, we were able to have a few moments around the fourth with family. We were glad that our children are now old enough to stay up to enjoy fireworks. A special blessing in July was when Clark prayed to accept Christ as his Saviour. We rejoice with him in that decision!
We are now entering the final stages of our departure to Finland. The visa process is starting, and we will be making a few trips to the Finnish Embassy soon. Andrew mailed out a letter to our supporting churches and individuals in the last few days detailing our expected long-term stay in Finland. (If you expected to receive a letter and did not, please reach out to us.) While we would have liked to be in Finland by now, unforeseen events and travel restrictions caused a delay to our initial plans. However, we are thankful that COVID-19 did not take God by surprise and that all is going according to His timetable.
We will be in Michigan in August for a few meetings; then, we will travel to Tennessee to complete an exit interview with BIMI. Finally, September will have us in Minnesota to complete the necessary errands before heading back on the road to finish a few meetings. Would you continue to pray with us that God will raise the necessary churches and individuals to give financially to send us to Finland?
- Praise: 12 new supporting churches since the last letter. We are receiving 77% with an additional 13% possible.
- Praise: We are aware of another individual called to Finland. He is starting Bible College in the fall.
- Praise: Clark trusted Christ.
- Prayer: Safe travels to meetings and no mechanical issues
- Prayer: To have 6 to 12 more churches take us on for support
- Prayer: Jake’s salvation
- Prayer: To be on the field by mid-November