Nearly two weeks ago was my (Heather’s) last day of work. We have been blessed to be able lower our expenses over the past few months, and as we continue to progress toward the field, we knew it was the right time for me to devote 100% of my time to our ministry. At the same time, Peter has cut back at work to half-time. We are praying that our flexible schedule will now enable us to meet with people more and progress faster.
The practical side of us says now is the strangest time to make a decision like this, in the midst of a pandemic, when international travel isn’t even possible, churches and families are struggling to see what the future holds for them. However, we know God is preparing the way and the time for us to go, and He is more than capable of meeting us where we are now.
Our call is to celebrate God’s movement among least-reached peoples and inspire God’s people to engage in missions. In the same way, we are reflecting on our lives, celebrating God’s work in us, and considering how He would have us engage pursue Him and serve Him in this season, even while we’re looking ahead.
Ministry Highlight: The impact of a personal story
One of our global workers, a young woman, is serving women in a predominantly Musl_m country. She wrote in a recent newsletter about sharing her testimony in an honor/shame culture. Read her thoughts here.
For security, the true image and location of our global worker have been withheld.
That is only the beginning of the story for this worker and her friend, but we encourage you to reflect on the way God has used personal stories to impact you and how He has used you to influence others.
- For the completion of our personal video, that God may use our story for His purposes.
- For the start of a new project, a video overviewing the various ministries within our region.
- For adjustment to our new work-life, and for our schedule to become full of opportunities to share with people God’s work in our lives and the need in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
- For the men and women who willingly live a life of trying to fit in while also trying to stand out, who open themselves up to shame, suspicion, and even persecution for the sake of the Gospel.
- From Jeremiah 9:24, that we continue to boast of our great God: ‘that we understand and know Him, that He is the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth.’
Thank you for continuing to pray with us.
Peter and Heather