Malta Mondays 22
June 3, 2019
Proverbs 15:24- Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
1.) Thank you for your prayers this week! Yesterday was a real blessing at church as Earl preached from Hebrews 7. I enjoyed helping with FIVE pre-schoolers in the nursery! Sincerely! Also yesterday evening at the English service we enjoyed meeting a mother and her adult daughter here from Australia on a visit who have connections to some of our friends here. It was encouraging to hear how God is at work in their lives. It’s terrific to hear testimony of His provision and guidance. We had a good meeting with the President and his wife and got to once again present the need for this oral rescue medication. It now has a system of bureaucracy to pass through and has to be started from the beginning due to a change in government. I mentioned that he met my husband a few weeks before and later in a conversation with our advisor she once again said she was interested in coming to visit our church sometime so I am praying she will and of course re-invited her!
2.) We received another phone call from a Scripture distribution so that’s terrific and Earl plans to meet up with him this week. Also Thursday evening Earl will be speaking briefly (yes, it does happen… 😃) at the QSI graduation as the representative for our Parent Support Group there (similar to PTA in the USA.) Pray that this opportunity will be fruitful. That day I am also helping Nathan do a puppet show for his class talent show. Saturday is our Women’s Ministry meal and of course we are also trying to get folks registered for the upcoming Women’s Retreat on June 28th and 29th. Ask that as God directs our steps and decision making, we will walk in obedience and that this will be a valuable investment in the lives of these women (myself included!) Vacation Bible School follows on July 1, 2, and 3rd so again we’re trying to do preparation and registration for that as well. LOTS going on!
3.) The spring cleaning is on big time here at our flat and Earl has been painting away in our very long corridor, our living room, and Nathan’s room. He is currently working in Thomas’ room and then we’re going to have to put things back together! We were so grateful too to have help on Saturday doing some spring cleaning and painting at the church hall. It’s a blessing to be a part of a Body and work together! We appreciate your prayers for the very busy, fun, and challenging weeks that are coming and for us to stay tuned in to Him and “overflow” with His fruit instead of get crabby and snap at one another. 😃
Kids Korner: Thomas has switched to half days of school now and will begin exams next Wednesday until the 28th of June. He is almost finished with his end of the year projects too. Nathan has a project on “emerging technologies” due by Thursday which I am quite unqualified to help him with… 😃 There’s no school on Friday as it is a public holiday here- Sette Giugno- and it is actually the 100th anniversary of the incident- when the British troops stationed here opened fire on protesters and four people were killed. They were protesting an increase in bread prices. Kathryn had an amazing week with her Junior Senior Banquet and the Senior Girls and Mothers Tea (which her drama teacher very kindly attended with her) and a dorm outing to Switzerland. We are winding down until her graduation next weekend on the 15th!