Friday, October 01, 2010

Prayer Letter/Ministry update

God has closed the door to Africa at this time. Andrew & I may re-apply in a couple years, Lord willing. Andrew & I feel it is time to pursue ministry opportunities in a more focused way, so I no longer work as a midwife. We desire to serve the Lord side by side. For now, we plan to continue our involvement with local churches and outreach. We've been able to serve the Lord Mondays & Fridays by joining Team Hope to glorify God through spreading the gospel in downtown areas. We are excited to share baby Topel is due in March 2011! I'm about 16 weeks. What a miracle! We are praising the Lord for how well it's been going! What a difference it makes if you start out healthy! Occasional I had an unsettled stomach, as if i ate too much but no morning sickness =) It's good to hear encouraging testimony regarding pregnancy & birth, so I welcome your input. Please only share your opinions & comments if it follows Philippians 4:8 guidelines :-) “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” This should be a guideline that is followed by experienced mothers when they talk with all pregnant woman, especially 1st time mothers. My prayer journal entry for the day we found out about Baby Topel: We are forever grateful, Lord, whatever the outcome; if we have the little one for only a short while [due to miscarriage] or for life because of a special need. We will know by your hand we were given this precious life to be her/his parents. An eternal soul is now in our care. That is a heavy responsibility yet your grace, mercy & love are sufficient, Abba. How can we be praying for you? When you message us your prayer requests let us know if you want them to remain private or if we can post them on the ministry wall so others can pray too. Please pray for us that we will became less, die to our selfish desires and glorify the Lord!

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