“Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.” (I Samuel 12:24)
Dear Ones in Him,
The month of May was another busy one, but filled with blessings from the Lord, as well as some unexpected events!
We are so thankful that God provided the funds, allowing us to attend the graduation from Bible college of our grandson, Jake Tyson. This is JD and Jenny’s oldest son. We were able to spend five days with them and to make some wonderful memories as a family. Another special event occurred during that time. It happened to be Mother’s Day weekend, and for the first time in twenty-five years, Bev and Jenny got to spend it together!
Still more family fun!… Kirt & Elida’s sons, Joseph and Micah, turned nine and eight years old, and we enjoyed having them with us for a couple of days. Our six grandchildren bring much joy to our lives!
Now for the UNEXPECTED EVENTS:
Gary was walking in our driveway near the house, he happened to look down, and not two ft. from him was a rattlesnake! He grabbed a hoe, killed it, skinned it and the skin is hanging on our wall!!
A couple of mornings later, he got up with much pain in his back and lower abdomen. A trip to emergency revealed he had a kidney stone. After it was passed, he felt fine, but decided those are two experiences he doesn’t care to repeat!
On June 5th, a student of Ambassador Bible College, Shea Dobish from Lanark, Ill., will be coming to do her summer internship. We are thankful to have her help while the Sondergaards are away for a time of deputation. Please pray for their safety and for the Lord’s guidance in raising needed support.
Your prayers would be much appreciated as we prepare for VBS June 18th – 21st .
Then our young people will head for Camp on June 25th at West Branch located at Williams, AZ. God knows the spiritual needs of each young person at VBS and camp. Please pray that through these programs hearts will be changed and Christians strengthened in their walk with the Lord.
Besides the ones mentioned above, we would covet your prayers for:
*The Sondergaards as they schedule deputation meetings, and for Paul’s health
*Rachel, who attends our church, as she had to have her leg removed below the knee
*That we would keep on serving the Lord with joy, with all our hearts and energy
Thank you for the great encouragement you are to us, your prayers and support of this ministry.
Gary & Bev Messick