We have now entered another year graciously given to us by the Lord, and we have had a great start to this year. We were able to spend some time at Stephanie’s parent’s house for the beginning of this past month. We were thankful for the opportunity to spend with them. Another added blessing, we saw around 9 inches of snow while we were there. Our son Landon had prayed for snow for the months preceding our trip to the States. When we first arrived in North Carolina, he prayed and thanked God for the snow that He was going to send. A short time later, snow came into the forecast, and God answered his prayer. We are praying for him as well as our daughter Elena that God would work on their hearts and that they would accept Him as their Savior one day. Also while in the States, Stephanie was able to visit an eye doctor. He explained what she was going through, and he confirmed the treatments that she received in the Dominican Republic were those that he would have recommended. We are blessed knowing that God leads us to the right people to take care of the need. She still has a few complications from the scar, but with each passing month, her eye is improving. Thank you for your continued prayers!
We returned to the Dominican Republic on January 11, and we jumped right back in the ministries. The academy began the day we arrived, and we resumed our teaching duties the following week. On Sunday, January 15, we celebrated Landon’s 4th birthday! We are so thankful for this little boy that God has given to us. Tim preached to the high school students the next week in chapel when he began a semester long study on the choices made by different characters in the Bible. He also preached again in Spanish on January 26 in a series on the book of Hebrews. With the Lord’s help, he plans on preaching when it is his turn only in Spanish for all of the non-bilingual services.
Thank you for those who gave extra to our family for Christmas this past year. It was such a blessing, and the Lord knew the needs. Please continue to pray for Stephanie’s Sunday school class; the Lord is blessing her and her teaching partner. Also, pray for Tim as he will begin a new weekly Sunday school class with the adults on February 12.