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Prayer Letter January 2011

Welcome to 2011!  We are already 1/12 of the way done (our kids are learning fractions in school).  Ohio has not had huge amounts of snow but we have had snow on the ground since December 1st.  Nicaragua is looking really good right now!

Praise the Lord  - Our O & P (one time start up cost when we get to Nicaragua) is 100%  It is exciting to see God provide through His people!!  Thank you so much!!  January has been another busy month.  We shared 20 meals with friends, family, and neighbors with Jen making over half of those.  It is a good thing that Jen is a great cook.  We have enjoyed the fellowship and encouragement of those who love us.

We presented our ministry at Calvary Baptist in Byesville, OH.  We enjoyed teaching Sunday School and children’s church.  We greatly enjoyed spending time with Pastor Dennis Rost, his wife Jan and their son.  Mark preached on the power of God to do the impossible.  God is the God of the impossible!  God enjoys doing things that are impossible for us.  When God does miracles, everyone knows that it was done by His power.  When the impossible is accomplished, God is glorified. 

Please think, pray and answer the following question:  What is the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?

We are asking God to help us raise 100% of our support this year.  And more specifically we are asking Him to provide 85% by the end of February to attend some necessary training - if we miss this - we will have to wait until November 2011.  This is an impossible task!  We cannot accomplish this.  It is beyond our capability.  However, we know that the God we serve, can do anything.  We are putting our faith in our God and we believe He will provide.  We are praying earnestly for Him to perform this miracle and that He will be glorified when the impossible is accomplished.  It seems like a lot - but if 30 people will join us at 1% - we will be there!! It can be done!! God can do it - we are praying that God will lead us to those He wants us to partner with financially. Will you pray with us?  Will you be one of the 30 people needed to get us to our necessary training?? 

Jen and I often ask each other: Do you think God will provide the support we need by the end of February?  And we answer each other by quoting the line from Miracle Max in the movie The Princess Bride: “It would take a miracle!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tAKLTktY0

We have several churches and groups we will be visiting in February and March. Please pray that God will bless these presentations and that we will be an encouragement to the hearers.

If you would like to partner with us financially - please click on this link:  http://www.abwe.org/give/commit-to-support-a-missionary/

Thank you again, for your encouragement, prayers, and financial partnership!! We appreciate you!!