If you recall from our previous prayer letter, our church hosted its first Friend Day on August 20.
July seemed to fly by, much more than any month since we arrived on the field last year.
While preparing for the final youth group of the month, we were made aware of several young people that would be coming along for the first time.
Last month we had the privilege to see six adults baptized. God was clearly at work in the circumstances surrounding the salvation of those over the past few months.
During this past month we attended our first North Island Teen Camp. This brought sweet memories of assisting at our sending church’s campground for several years.
It is hard to believe we are about to complete our first six months on the field! Having Alyse’s parents visit for seven days this month was a blessing to our family as well as our church family.
At the start of the month, we had the privilege to lead a lady to Christ who had been attending the services for several months.
Last Wednesday night God answered one of our prayers by allowing us to see a young lady, Iah, accept Christ after the service. She had been attending our church quite regularly since mid-December.
We appreciate hearing from many of you through Thanksgiving and Christmas, expressing your prayers for us or simply reaching out to encourage us. We never take your communication for granted!
Since our last letter we have had quite a change in scenery. Our flight from Chicago directly to Auckland was smoother than expected, courtesy of your prayers!
We bring much anticipated news this month and desired to get it to you a few days early from our usual prayer letter schedule!
Perhaps the most exciting news to happen in September was the word we received from the New Zealand immigration office late in the month.
Several days after sending our last letter we successfully submitted our visa applications to the immigration office! This was an exciting step that required much prayer to be able to accomplish.