Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Urgent Prayer needed

PW hurt his back 3 weeks ago and has been in constant pain, then about 2 wks ago he said his stomach has been hurting. Yesterday we went to the doctor to have this checked because the pain was getting worse and it turns out he has a ventral hernia and needs surgery to fix this problem. It needs to be done soon before it gets worse. Since we are scheduled to leave for Latvia on April 19th we would like prayer that the surgery is uneventful and that recovery is swift so we can keep this commitment to the Bible School in Riga if the Lord wills.
Grace and Peace,
PW and Sherry

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh my, where has the time gone?

So much has happened over the past few months that I am shocked we only have 29 days left before we leave the country.

In January, Wayne's mom got very sick and was hospitalized for several days, followed by physical therapy and doctors appointments for the whole month and then into February. Thankfully, she is feeling better. We were quite concerned for awhile there.

Then on February 27 a tragedy at our local high school. Most of you have heard or read about it; a student went into the cafeteria with a gun and shot five students. Three have died. As a result, we have been helping with some crisis counseling and other things related to the tragedy. Listening to the stories some of these young people have shared has been heart wrenching. Please keep our town in prayer as the people heal. It has opened a tremendous door for the Gospel though, and for that we are rejoicing. The body of Christ has unified in a beautiful way and given a picture to the people of what following Christ really looks like.

So now, here we are at the end of March and realizing we leave in a few weeks. Our mission this time will be in Latvia teaching at a Bible School there. We taught last year on biblical counseling and have been asked to come back and do the same. The week of April 23rd we will daily be imparting to these young people priniciples from the word of God on how to help hurting people in a hurting world. Please keep us in prayer.

We had been scheduled to go the week before to Donetsk, Ukraine but had some scheduling conflicts. We will be rescheduling that trip sometime this summer or early fall.

When we get home from Latvia, the following week Sherry will be doing a workshop at the Biblical Counseling conference in Mayfield Ohio and then we have three weeks before leaving for Jacksonville, Florida to speak on biblical counseling for a week at the YWAM base there. A busy month for sure.

You can see our itinerary by clicking on the tab at the top . We really do covet your prayers. The last thing we want to do is go and try to minister in our flesh.

We pray Gods richest blessings on you all.

With Love,
PW and Sherry

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fresh Starts: Fleas- by our daughter Jen

Fresh Starts: Fleas: Flea-less Mazie A couple of years ago I was doing the obligatory flea check on our poodle.  This is the dog that barely walks outsid...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fresh Starts: This Land is Your Land

Fresh Starts: This Land is Your Land: Dwell: To abide as a permanent resident, or to inhabit for a time; to live in a place; to have a habitation for some time or permanence.  ...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fresh Starts: But God

Fresh Starts: But God: A week ago this morning, the sounds of sirens and helicopters filled my neighborhood. A young man opened fire at the high school one str...
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