Dear Friends & Family, 
We're still here    ................. still here, in Windsor New York,
waiting upon the Lord!  

Please forgive us for not sending out a newsletter in the last couple months!  We don't want to be rude or ever want you to think we don't treasure your involvement in this ministry! 
We've been busy friends, busy with Pre-field ministry, work, homeschool preparations, life and more pre-field ministry!  God has been so good to us, providing us with many opportunities to present our ministry and share the Gospel.  We were so gifted to go to WOL -Word of Life, in the Adirondaks, in late August for a week of family camp!  It was amazing! We were blessed beyond measure by the week.  Someone paid for our meals first of all, hello!  Rachel did not cook for a week!  I don't know what more a girl could want but not much!  Our littlest one learned to ride a bike, the kids, made friends and had the experience of a lifetime!  The every morning "church service" for us adults filled us to overflowing for sure!  We wish we had made this place a remembery long before this year. We are so grateful for the filling!
We did NOT make it to our 50% goal and therefore we were not able to attend the training in Harrisburg in July. We'd be totally pulling your leg if we said we weren't bummed.  Not like down in the dumps, crying bummed but just kinda, awwww, we want to go bummed!  haha!  
We've been walking with the Lord long enough to KNOW that we can plan until our face falls off  but God ALWAYS has the upper hand!  haha!  He works things out and takes us places we NEVER would have gone without his shoving and sometimes dragging.  We'll be faithful in our efforts and the Lord will take us where He wants, when He wants and we ..... will......GO!

So where are we at now?  Well, we're busy, that's for sure. We are blessed to have been invited  into many churches and currently we have 7 that have chose to support us! Can we get an Amen!!!  We've been in a total of  22 churches and we're waiting for 10 of them to share with us their intention of support.  Oh boy! Things could really start rolling soon and we're excited!  
So, we'll keep plowing into life, as God's making us into different people, changing our character through this pre-field journey so we can better display the HOPE He gives us!
We have one more class that we plan on  completing online and Chad has one more week of training for Good Soil - Roots of Faith, that he will do in Harrisburg.  You can check out these videos (video 1, video 2) of classes that we took this summer!  
We still have to do EMC in July, that's 9 months away!  Here it comes again!  Seems like tons of time, yet it flies by like craziness!  So, new plan, new goals ........ we really wanna be to Field Prep Seminar in March, that's 5 months!  We have to be to 85%!  Then we finish up our classes between now and July, go to EMC in July, get to 100% and then leave for language school in August!  We have no idea if that's the way that God will work it out, but that's when the trainings are available and one possibility of what could happen.   Field Prep is offered in March and November and you have to be to 85%, so if we don't make March we will have to wait until November.  

There's a NEW BUTTON!!!!!  If you've wanted to sign up with us to become a ministry partner and haven't done so because you're waiting until ...................... whatever date, well, we've got a new button just for you!  You can sign up for any amount NOW, and it will increase our percentage, but you can put any start date!  Whoo, hoo!  We're hoping someone is excited about that!  haha!  So, if that's you click away and come on aboard!  New button! 
Selling STUFF!  We're selling our boat full of family rememberies and our van, that's terrible in the snow.  Great, dependable van but not ideal in the sludge of January in New York.  We will be traveling a ton this winter and must find a different vehicle to bomb around in. We're looking for a suburbany type of vehicle if anyone knows of anything reasonable. We're cleaning out the attic and our house and are really almost ready for a big yard sale that we're praying someone, anyone will help us with!  We are just trying to be as ready as we can to ............... go!

Sincerely friends, we love that you're reading this letter,
thank you for your constant encouragement and prayers,
waiting to serve,
serving while waiting,
The Strong Family

Support Level Update
Monthly Committed Support
Goal $7,759/month

Outfit and Passage:
Goal:$57,500 73%

Nanticoke Baptist, Nanticoke NY
First Baptist, Unadilla Forks NY
First Baptist, Newark Valley NY
West Branch, Deposit NY
Kingsley Community, Kingsley PA
Sherman Bible Chapel, Deposit NY
Jackson Baptist, Jackson PA
Fist Baptist, Port Crane, NY
First Summit, Charoletteville NY
Faith Bible, Oxford, NY
Neath, Warren Center PA
People's Regular Baptist, Maybrook NY
Grace Bible, Dunmore PA
Grace Baptist, Brockport NY
Brushville Baptist Brushville PA
First Baptist, Sherman NY
Belden Bethel Chapel, Harpursville NY
First Baptist, Susquehanna PA
Leesville Road Baptist,  Evington VA
West Smyrna Baptist, W. Smyrna NY
Windsor Bible Baptist, Windsor NY
West Warren Congregational,
West Warren PA

For more about our ministry, check out our Website.

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Chad & Rachel Strong
Pre-field missionaries with ABWE to the field of Nicaragua.
So grateful a couple weeks ago to be encouraged by God's Word at Nanticoke Baptist Church with Pastor Hinman.  
" God is faithful, and by Him you were called to the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.......Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

1 Corinthians 1:9 & 15:58
Prayers & Praises
Praise the Lord with us for the opportunity to homeschool
Pray for our endurance in all things
Pray for our marriage, parenting and the hearts of our children
Pray for our country as we vote and God places leadership over us
Sending Church:
West Windsor Baptist Church
Pastor Brian King
Phone: 607-775-0015

Our mailing address is:
Chad & Rachel Strong
25 Barnes Road 
Windsor, NY 13865
Phone: 607-231-1575
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