Malta Mondays 33
August 16, 2021
1.) THANK YOU so much for your prayers for us as we traveled! We certainly felt them as our connections were extremely tight after having a delayed first flight. We did NOT have to quarantine upon arrival in Malta even though the boys lacked two days being 14 days after their second vaccine, so we were grateful for that too. We appreciate your continued travel prayers for Thomas as he is supposed to travel to Germany on Wednesday. In short there have been some “wrinkles” but we are trusting that it will all work out. Do pray that his swab test will be negative tomorrow and that he will make it through and travel safely by plane and train too. I know you are probably all watching the news about Afghanistan- please do be praying as you hear the world news.
2.) It was terrific to be back in church yesterday and see some of our church family. This week we already have several meetings and fellowships planned as we reconnect and plan towards the fall. I had a lovely visit with my supervisor today and am so thankful for the IMB and the great care they take of us. Lift up the youth group as we have some transition and desire to see them all growing or challenged in their faith journeys and also pray for the follow up from Alpha and a fall study on “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.” Yesterday we sang, “God, I look to You. I won’t be overwhelmed. Give me vision, to see things like You do.” That is sincerely my prayer as we come back and there is so much to do. Pray that we’ll walk according to His plans and not our own.
3.) Ask that the people of Malta “may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God…” Colossians 1:10. Pray for preparations for the upcoming 20th annual International Day of Prayer for the Maltese Islands on Sunday, 29th August. Thus far it looks like our permit is still allowed as long as we stay in group of six with masks on, so pray for all these details to be worked out. If you are joining, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or @PrayMalta on Instagram or Facebook. The prayer guide is here: https://mcusercontent.com/48f523da7fd08d5d28608171a/files/1f44a779-1690-a71d-294a-e941ba4cbedf/Fruitful_final_prayer_guide_English_21.docx
Kids Korner: It was SO GREAT to have all three kids together again these past few weeks. Kathryn is now safely and happily back at Union and we pray that Thomas will get to BFA safely this week. He is going early for a Student Council meeting as he is the Senior Class president. We are excited for him and yet we will really hate to say goodbye too. Nathan’s school starts back next Thursday so we appreciate prayers for him too. Being in the USA with family was very encouraging for all of us, so pray for him as he goes back to being the only child again.