Our Coast-to Coast Furlough Tour, Update #2.
God has been so good to us on this furlough tour. It’s just not possible to catalog here all the ways that the Lord has blessed us on this Coast-to-Coast trip, but we can say: We made it, we are now with dear friends in Hampton, Virginia, very close to historic Jamestown and Williamsburg.
Home Presentations Since our last update we have had to chance to share about our calling to begin church-planting in Los Barrios, Andalucia, Spain, in presentations given in home settings in downtown Phoenix, Carrolton and Fort Worth, Texas, and in Normal, Illinois. Tonight Sara will be with one group in Hampton while I am at another in Norfolk, Virginia.
Churches We have ministered in and been ministered to in many good churches across the US: Alameda Bible Church in Albuquerque, NM; Southmont Baptist Church in Denton, Texas; East White Oak Bible Church in Normal, IL; and at Calvary Hampton in Virginia. It has been encouraging to met the Lord’s good people across the USA.
Our Righteous Ride We were humbled by the way that Righteous Rides of St. Louis, Missouri, came through for us in an enormous way! Not only did this ministry, which provides missionaries on furlough with transportation, help us do this nation wide trip with the help of a van, but they went way above and beyond what we were expecting. When I arrived at Righteous Rides Hub, I was greeted and helped by their volunteer staff and all of these gifts for Sara, Sarah Ruth and Abigail started appearing. Righteous Rides provided us with a Furlough Essentials Bag, full of useful toiletries for the road, things we actually desperately needed when we arrived from Spain in August minus our two suitcases, when the airline lost our luggage for several days. Righteous Rides also had a clothes room, so we got 2 pieces of clothing each from the clothes store and all of us have worn clothes from it already! Finally, Righteous Rides provided our daughters both with personalized gift bags, so for us it was like a very early Christmas in Missouri!
Phillipians 4:18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.