We can't wait to get to Nicaragua, and as time marches by we know that it's only getting closer and closer. Moments sneak into our hearts when we think about "The Day" when we will drive away from everything that we've ever known and we find ourselves having to catch our breath. This pre-field ministry has become our life! Being in different churches, staying in far away places, long car rides, shopping at various Walmarts, making new friends, falling in love with people and places, it's just the beginning of this journey. We've been living this pursuit of full time missions and we love it that your right here with us.
Our next goal is to get to 50% monthly support! One of our trainings, EMC (Essential Missions Components), is coming up fast! We missed it last year, it only comes once a year in July, because you must be at 50%. So to reach this goal, we're praying that we'll get into more churches and that some individuals will join us too. We really want to reach this goal by the end of March. It would be a real encouragement to us. If you can hook us up with a church or if the Lord moves your heart to partner with us, please let us know so our family can celebrate! We would love for you to pray for our ministry, our marriage and our children. We're ready to be at 100% and on our way to language school and the kids wonder, "How much longer is this going to take?". As we work and wait we are so thankful for all of you that read our letters and pray for us.
Two weeks ago our little Lily, in a sledding accident, lacerated her face so badly that you could put your finger through her lip. She was stitched inside her lip, on the outside and then inside her mouth. We were so grieved over the pain she would experience while healing. Well, our fears were foolishness! We have been totally amazed at her lack of pain and her resilience in dealing with keeping the bandage on her face! She has not missed a beat of life and there is just no answer for the lack of discomfort! The doctor took great lengths to describe the level of pain she would be in and encouraged us to endure it with her!
The only explanation we have for her comfort is the answer to the prayers that have been lifted up to our Warrior King! Thank you faithful friends and family for praying for all of this! We are so grateful to the Lord!
Hopefully, the next time we write, we will be on our way to 100% and well past 50%! We have great confidence in our God and His people! Thank you dear friends!
The Strong Family
Waiting to serve & serving while waiting
WHERE WE'VE..... BEEN:
1 Nanticoke Baptist, Nanticoke NY
2 First Baptist, Unadilla Forks NY
3 First Baptist, Newark Valley NY
4 West Branch, Deposit NY
5 Kingsley Community, Kingsley PA
6 Sherman Bible Chapel, Deposit NY
7 Jackson Baptist, Jackson PA
8 Fist Baptist, Port Crane, NY
9 First Summit, Charoletteville NY
10 Faith Bible, Oxford, NY
11 Neath, Warren Center PA
12 People's Regular Baptist, Maybrook NY
13 Grace Bible, Dunmore PA
14 Grace Baptist, Brockport NY
15 Brushville Baptist Brushville PA
16 First Baptist, Sherman NY
17 Belden Bethel Chapel, Harpursville NY
18 First Baptist, Susquehanna PA
19 Leesville Road Baptist, Evington VA
20 West Smyrna Baptist, W. Smyrna NY
21 Windsor Bible Baptist, Windsor NY
22 West Warren Congregational,
23 West Warren PA
24 Calvary Fellowship, Hancock, NY
25 First Baptist , Maine, NY
26 Unatego Community, Unatego, NY
27 Haddon Heights, Haddon Heights, NJ
28 Hancock Baptist, Mass
29 West Stephentown Baptist, West Stephentown, NY
30 Independent Baptist, Towanda, PA