Sorry it has been so long since we posted an update, we wanted to take just a few minutes to update you with news and prayers
Becky came home in September last year and has been adjusting to life back in New Zealand, she has recently made the decision to move to Tauranga, the fastest growing area in New Zealand to help with the children’s ministry in a church we helped plant some 6 years ago, Shoreline church. This is a big step towards finding her own place and job all to be able to serve in the church. We would appreciate your prayer for this and all the practical things that go with a move of this magnitude. Please pray for her health and refreshment.
Jordan is faithfully serving here as part of the CCBI missionary staff, he is teaching in the bible school and running the kitchen along with Tecla, they do a great job. Last semester Jordy taught John’s Gospel as well as teaching some of the Koinonia Thursday night sessions in the life of David, you can listen to his koinonia teaching through the CCBI app. He is doing well but facing the unique challenge of raising support as a young man who grew up on the mission field, he doesn’t really have his own home church so to speak. Please pray for provision and especially for anointing as Jordan will be teaching our Evangelism & Discipleship class this semester.
Gwyn and I, for us, this is our 20th year on the foreign mission field and that is so hard to grasp & wrap your head around. It seems forever since we arrived at Schloss Heroldeck in 1998 but at the same time it seems to be only a moment. We have never taken sabbatical or break during that time, but we both feel a need to step back a little this semester and seek the Lord for the future. We are entering the last third of our lives and its time to work out “what to do” and “how to do” this last third of our lives. Hopefully, the Lord has more for us, we would like that very much.
A new semester for CCBI begins in just over a weeks time, with the student body arriving February 10th, as Gwyn and I are talking a step back this semester Pastor Jake Wilmoth will be directing CCBI during this time and we are looking forward to doing a little less and being a little more available to the student body. I will be teaching the Pastoral Epistles and Inductive bible study. Gwyn will continue to lead the women’s ministry here at CCBI, the ladies class this semester, studying women of the bible.
Gwyn will be travelling back to the UK June / July to see family and I will be hoping to join her in England before travelling to the Scandinavian Conference in July to minister to the saints in Scandinavia at their National conference at the end of July.
We will be taking a team to the Refresh Australia conference in April, Jordan will lead the CCBI team, who will be taking care of the children ministry for the conference.
Prayer & Praise
Please pray for:
Becky as she moves to Tauranga, provision of job and housing and a smooth transition.
Jordan as he minster in CCBI and lead the kitchen team, the preparations for the Sydney Refresh Australia, conference and financial provision as he serves a as missionary.
Gwyn and I as we seek the Lord for what is next for us and provision for visiting the UK and teaching at the Scandinavian conference.
CCBI as Pastor Jake as he leads the team for this semester, students to arrive safely and the Word to minster deeply in to all our lives.
Above all please pray with us and thank the Lord for his faithfulness, to provide and care for us over the last 20 years as we have served Him around the globe & for all your faithfulness in standing with us for which we are ever grateful.
M & G