We have been doing some traveling this month presenting our ministry and vision to local churches. Some of our time this month was spent in North Carolina. As we write this letter, we are in a coffee shop in Penn Yan, NY. It is surprisingly cold here and actually snowed a few days ago!
Adaptability seems to be a prerequisite for missionaries during their prefield ministry. This is probably a good thing since it helps prepare us for all the changes we will face when arriving in The Gambia. We visited North Carolina for a missions conference at Community Baptist Church in Reidsville.
Patrick and Ed Weber (missionary to Thailand) at missions conference at Community Baptist Church
We had a wonderful time with the folks at Community Baptist and the other missionaries who were attending the conference. They also have a Christian school at the church, and we had the opportunity to speak to some of the classes during the week of our visit.
Currently, we are in the Penn Yan area of New York and will be traveling to Sherman, New York later this week. We were blessed to share our ministry with Emmanuel Baptist Church in Penn Yan this past Sunday morning. We are staying in the prophet’s chambers of Good Samaritan Baptist Church in Dresden, NY this week and also had the opportunity to share a few things about our ministry this past Sunday night.
Pastor Ron Woudenberg with the Reed children at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Penn Yan, NY
Finally, we are excited to announce that are sending church just increased our support bring us to over 51%! This will allow us to attend the EMC training in July at ABWE headquarters which is only offered once per year. God answered our prayers and those of you who have been praying with us about reaching this level of support in time to make this class!
Pray for new ministry partners to bring us over 85% before this October to attend FPS class at ABWE.
Pray for safe travels this month and that God will open up new opportunities to share our ministry.
Thank you all for your prayers!
Patrick, Michele, Alyssa, Danielle, Luke