Attendances for the services have been way up. We are having difficulty with the seating. We keep saying “some problems are good problems”! Sometimes we feel like simple spectators to what God is doing but must accept the challenge that comes with the realities of growth and a new dynamic. Would you pray for God’s wisdom and direction as we seek to help the leadership with these adjustments?
We are working on a short itinerary in the USA tentatively for the end of November and into the early New Year. Let us know if you would like to see us or have us for a service and we will do our best to make it work. We would love to see as many of you as possible during this short deputation/furlough trip.
In March, Mike had the privilege of preaching for a Good Friday evangelistic service with sister churches in the Paris area. It was a great time with many present and fellowship with several pastors and believers that we hadn’t seen since Covid.
Prayer appreciated for this special service and for Mike as he prepares to preach for it. It is with sister churches in the Paris area.
As you know, shortly after Mike’s second operation, his father passed away, necessitating a trip to the States. We thank you so much for praying for us through that time. Many of you sent condolences and we want you to know how encouraging that was.
We were able to touch base with a number of friends, pastors, extended family, and preach or give a report in a few churches. It was wonderful to be able to spend July 4th with all of our children, their spouses, and our 10 grandchildren. God is good, all the time!
We’ve been back in France since the end of July. Several of you have asked for news since then and a few have specifically requested a video. Those on our mailing list have received it. If you would like the link, we’d be glad to send it to you!
Zoom recording of our 12/20/2020 Christmas message. Why did Jesus come? An answer is found in Luke 19.10 and is fully illustrated by His encounter with Zacchaeus. “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”” (Luc 19.10, NKJV)
A door has opened for Mike to accompany fellow IFMmissionaries Sparky and Myndii Clancy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in February. He would be helping to train and encourage pastors by preaching and teaching in French in several churches and a Bible Institute. Would you pray for God’s provision? This would also help him to better identify with the many Africans with whom we have regular contact here in Rouen and in our church.