Malta Mondays 15
April 9, 2018
Bayside Team Here
1.) We are so thankful to have our dear Bayside Baptist Church friends here with us this week. Five of the ten have been here all 9 times Bayside has come, one 8 times, one 3 times, and three others for the first time. That is just amazing! We love all of you volunteers but repeat-ers are FABULOUS as the relationships and experiences just continue to further equip you to share and minister and pray for Malta. So keep on coming! I really feel like God sent them along during a kind of tough season for encouragement. 1 Corinthians 15:58- Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. Amen!
2.) The church meal, church services, the distribution in Bormla, and the picnic have all gone really well and many Maltese (and other nations) have heard the Word and seen it in action. Today they are in Bormla with Earl in a needy area sharing God’s love and tomorrow evening they are going to lead a praise and prayer time at church after joining us at home for a meal. Please do keep praying for their remaining days here to be full and fruitful and for their safe travel home on Friday/Saturday.
3.) Nathan’s EEG indicated that he is pretty much the same as the last few years- still having seizures about 50% of the night and some during the day. Because of our doctor’s recommendation and our plans to travel this summer, we decided to not be aggressive and go to steroid medications yet, but instead to increase the medication he is already taking. So he has switched to a higher dose in a pill form instead of liquid which has already been great from a logistical standpoint plus it has cut out his afternoon dose so he now has meds just morning and evening. Please do continue to pray for him and for us as we try to make the right decisions for Nathan’s epilepsy. I’d also like to ask prayers for my continuing women’s health issues. Thanks. There are SO MANY other things I could mention here. Mainly I would just like to say THANK YOU for praying and please continue to do so. It has become increasingly clear to me that prayer is essential!!
Kids Korner: Kathryn traveled smoothly and safely back to Germany yesterday and should be back in the swing of school today. We loved getting to hear about her Uganda trip and want to say thanks once again to those of you who helped make it possible. She’ll be sending a note to you soon. Thomas and Nathan have once again been terrific at helping with the various events and activities as we have the team here. Thomas has a number of projects due soon before he begins serious exam prep and Nathan is busy practicing for his upcoming school play where he will be Maui from Moana.