Back In the U.P. Posted April 17, 2013

I went to bed with this Bible verse on my mind and it was still there when I awoke, so I decided to share it with you. “A new command I give you:Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35                          

The love and support that has been shown to us since our surrender to His call has been a clear affirmation that our ministry is the will of our Father. We have been blessed in every way by our brothers and sisters in Christ. The pouring out of love and care is humbling and inspiring. We give thanks to God for His lovingkindness which is shared with us by His children. Praise God and may His blessings rest upon all who have supported and cared for Val and me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our partnership development has been progressing daily and we are closing the gap on our 100% goal. Just 18 new partners at $50 per month or 45 new partners at $20 per month will do it. Please continue to pray for God to touch those hearts needed to reach our goal and deploy on 13 May, 2013.  We are currently in

the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To the right is the view from my brother Don’s Camp near Channing, MI. We will travel to Lower Michigan on 28 April to visit old friends. Our plan is to return to Dublin on 2 May. Our sending church, First United Methodist Dublin, will commission us on 12 May at the 11:00 AM services. Please join us if you can.

Our Visa applications are in the hands of the Italian Consulate General in Miami. Hopefully everything we sent them is correct and acceptable, in which case our visas will be in our mailbox when we return to Dublin. Visas and 100% support are the only steps remaining in our answer to God’s call to ministry. If you feel His call to help us, please answer it. His plan, our partner.

We pray for all of you who have lifted us up to this point in time. Thank you and may God bless you and your families.


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