Sunday, July 30, 2017

Paving the Way to PNG

We've written a lot over the years about broken bridges.  This photo, taken several years ago, shows Andrew helping to repair a bridge on the only road between our home in the highlands of Papua New Guinea and the coast.

The photo reminds me of our current situation.  Just as we can't drive over a broken bridge until it's been repaired, we won't be able to continue our work in Papua New Guinea until our team of financial and prayer partners has been strengthened.

We are so grateful to those who have partnered financially with our Wycliffe ministry over the last 15 years.   Some of these individuals and churches are no longer able to do so due to their own financial challenges.   Wycliffe uses and approves a ministry budget for its members; this budget reflects the amount needed to fund each ministry.  We need to reach 100% of the ministry budget that has been established for our work with Wycliffe, so that we can continue to work in Papua New Guinea. 
The regular gifts we are currently receiving only account for 60% of the funds we need to raise.
Would you consider joining our team of regular financial partners?  Our current partners each give between $15 - $200 per month.  We'd love to hear from you if you are able to support our overseas work in this way, or if you have questions.

Would you like to be a part of our prayer team?  We sometimes send specific requests to a small number of people and we'd love to add more people to this group. 

 This month's prayer points:
*We praise God for the wonderful opportunities we've had in the UK to
catch up with friends and family and share about our work in PNG.  (Let us know if you'd like to see us when we're in the USA!)
*We praise God that Clare now has a visa that will allow her to make temporary visits to the USA over the next ten years.

*We pray that God would continue to provide for all our needs.
*We pray for a smooth transition as we move to the USA for five months on 10 August.  Emotions are already running high!