We enjoyed a break from school and work last week. These breaks are so valuable for families serving, as the norm can be very busy and exhausting. Libby and Ben returned back to school today (Monday) and Laura and Hannah started back with home school. On that note, home-school is going well so far. The first few weeks had some difficulties but now it seems like the new normal. Hannah is a bright kid who has experienced a lot of changes over the last few years and this has been difficult for her. We are grateful for God’s grace in her life as we see Him working in and through her. All the children are doing well and we are very proud of their efforts in school. We are grateful for your prayers for our children!
We (Blake and Laura) benefited greatly from a break from the norm. Blake finished his New Testament 2 course and basketball season is over. Laura enjoyed her break from teaching although she just began an online continuing education course that allows her to maintain her teaching certificate in the state of Alabama. Speaking of the Internet………Oh Wow!!!! We are now on 2 weeks without any Internet. Thankfully, some of our friends are letting us get online at their house so we can send this update! Please pray that our Internet comes back soon. We have missed Skype calls with family and Laura really needs the Internet for her class.
To close this brief update we would like to ask all of you to continue to pray for us for the following:
- Spiritual growth and discernment
- Good health for our family (Ben has a mean cold)
- More prayer partners and financial partners (more below)
- Wisdom regarding our future (more below)
One area of prayer is that God would continue to sustain us financially. For various reasons we have lost some financial partners and it has started to become a strain on our budget. Will you please pray that God will continue to provide all our needs for His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. By God’s grace, we were able to help 5 Cameroonian families send their children to school this September. We want to continue to be able to invest in impactful local ministries and know that God will provide for us. Thanks to all of you who faithfully and sacrificially give. If you have any questions regarding our finances or ministry needs, please ask.
We are asked a lot by our colleagues and friends about our future in Cameroon. At this point we don’t know. We are seeking the Lord about our next steps but are not anxious about it. We are resting in Him and believing that the answers will come. We know that we mentioned this in our newsletter, but please keep praying that we would be sensitive and obedient.
We are praying that the God of all peace will bless each one of you so that together we may see all peoples (nations) worship Jesus.
By His Grace,
Blake and Laura