January/February Prayer Letter
The other day I walked into a coffee shop to work on a bit of correspondence. The trivia question written on the chalkboard for that day was, “How many wives did Henry VIII have?” I excitedly blurted out, “Six! Divorced. Beheaded. Survived. Divorced. Beheaded. Survived!” Much to my surprise there was a couple sipping on coffee who overheard me. They were planning a three-week trip to England in May. It was an excellent opportunity for me to chat with them and share our reason for moving to the United Kingdom. I recommended a few of my favorite London sites and of course the app City Mapper. Later, I had an opportunity to invite them to church and exchange phone numbers. God continues to give us opportunities to witness as we travel from city to city sharing our ministry.
Have you ever set a goal that was bigger than you? At the beginning of the year we set a goal to be at 55% of our needed support by February 1st. This was something that we had no control over. We can email pastors, visit churches, and do our best to correspond, yet ultimately, God is our provider. We waited to see how God would answer our prayer. Little by little we received phone calls and emails from pastors and churches informing us of their recent partnership to our ministry. By February 1st we had 55% of our support and now we are close to 60%! God answered our prayer! He used many of you who invested through your prayers and sacrificial giving. Thank you. We are anticipating finishing deputation this year!