Thank you for your prayers for us as we hit the road again after Ellie’s birth. While it has been an adjustment traveling with a new baby, we have really had a wonderful time on the road since she was born. We started traveling outside of the New England area in the beginning of July when we had meetings in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, and this month we are in north western Pennsylvania. We were blessed to be able to be in one of our supporting churches where we learned about a young man that surrendered to ministry during a service that Nick preached there. It was so encouraging and exciting for us to hear this, and it is always a blessing to be able to fellowship with one of our supporting churches. It is so exciting to see fruit from our deputation ministry. Our prayer is that the Lord would continue to use us and to call young men and ladies into the ministry.
One exciting adventure that happened in July was getting to a meeting in a small town in Pennsylvania and discovering that we had a flat tire. The pastor and his family were so helpful in getting it fixed and even driving the tire the 45 minutes it took to get to the nearest place that could fix it on a Sunday. We are thankful for the way that the Lord has protected us on the road and provided for all of our needs along the way. Please pray that the Lord would continue to keep us safe on the road.
We also caught strep throat in July but we are thankful that neither of the kids got it. As soon as we got over the strep throat, Gabe and Nick got some sort of nasty cold. We hear from other missionaries that while deputation brought a lot of sickness, when it was over they hardly ever got sick anymore, so we are looking forward to that. Please pray that we would continue to stay healthy as it can be difficult to travel with a sick family.
Gabe and Ellie are adjusting well to the road. Gabe enjoys helping hand out prayer cards and is always very excited to play with other kids. Ellie is a pretty chill baby and as long as she is fed and her diaper is dry, is generally very happy. We are thankful that we get to spend so much time as a family.
The rest of this year we will mainly be in Pennsylvania and Kansas. Please pray for safety for us as we travel and for Nick as right now he is working to fill our schedule for the spring of next year. Please also pray that our support would continue coming in. We are praying that we would be at 100% by the end of the spring and we believe God can provide.