Wow! We can’t believe another year has come and gone already!
But when we stop for a moment and begin talking about all that has taken place, we are reminded that we have been in 20 different states the year! From Florida to Maine we have been sharing about the awesome things God has done and is continuing to do in Indonesia and around the world. And to top it all off we are headed back to Indonesia once again at the end of this month!
What an adventure it is to see God work firsthand and to be a part of the unique things He is doing both in Indonesia and around the globe. We love it! We are reminded of all the things we have to be thankful for this holiday season as we look back over this past year and reflect on God’s awesome faithfulness. As we look forward to 2019 we want to thank you for your friendship, love and support. We are so blessed to have people like you standing behind us, praying for us and even supporting us.
Please continue to pray for our family as we continue translating God’s Word for the Dao people of Indonesia, oversee the building of a new missionary training center and as we head back to the jungles! We will be spending time teaching, training and encouraging the believers and various pastors and teachers that we have trained there. Pray also that we will be able to safely enter into Indonesia without any problems as our family transports many solar audio Bibles and Bible curriculum into this predominantly Muslim nation.
May God be known and glorified in every last tongue, tribe, people group and nation! And may your passion for Jesus and the spread of His message continue to grow this holiday season and in the coming new year!
Praises & Prayer Requests
- Pray for our family as we head back to the jungles! We will be spending time teaching, training and encouraging the believers and various pastors and teachers that we have trained there in Indonesia.
- Pray also that our family will be able to safely enter into Indonesia without any problems as our family transports many solar audio Bibles and Bible curriculum into this predominantly Muslim nation.
- Pray for us also as we oversee the building of a new missionary training center for the purpose of raising up the next generation of missionaries to reach the last remaining unreached and uncontested tribes! Last month we had had the privilege of working with teams from 5 different churches. They helped us complete the pouring of the concrete footer for the foundation for our classroom and we were also able to finish putting in the septic system! Pray that the Lord will continue to provide the people and the resources so that we can see this endeavor move forward for His glory and the spread of the gospel!
- Pray with us about our present “Project of the month” as we continue to translate the remainder of the Old Testament into the Dao language, we power our translation work and computers with our off-grid solar powered system. However, the system we have presently for powering our translation work in the jungle is nearly 17 years old and is in dire need of replacement! Please pray that God will provide a new solar power system so that we can move forward with our translation work! Scroll down to the bottom of this email for more information on this project.
- Pray together with us also for wisdom and strength as we continue to work to translate the remainder of the Old Testament as well into the Dao language.
- Please pray also for the Dao people as the literacy teachers and pastors we have trained continue to minister and now carry out new outreaches in other language dialects.
- Finally, pray for DAO Ministries partner organizations, (Hope From Above, Project 1040, Helimission, Alta Forma & Beyond The Reef) as we labor to see the last remaining unreached people groups reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each of our partner organizations has their own challenges that the Lord sovereignly brings them through as they seek to se the gospel pf Jesus Christ spread and they also are in dire need of your prayers!