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December 2019 Update

It’s a Girl!

We are expecting our second and found out on December 5 that we have a little baby girl on the way. We have nicknamed her “Baby B” and are so excited. She is due on April 23.


Weston loves babies. He quickly points them out and runs to them anywhere we go, so we’re sure he’ll make a great big brother. Thank you for praying for our family as we travel. During these winter months, we’ve been making stops at local libraries to give him (and us) a little break during long trips. He loves reading books about fire trucks, farm animals, and tractors. Many libraries have a great assortment of toys too!


New Support

We have had nine new churches begin supporting our ministry since our last prayer letter in September. Our current support level is 91%. We know of a few potential new supporters and are trusting the Lord for additional supporters as churches begin their new year. We are on track to be fully supported in Spring of 2020.


Trip to Ecuador

We will be traveling to Ecuador for a short trip from January 2 through 16. Pray for wisdom as we prepare for our permanent arrival.


Prayer Requests

· Just 5 more supporting churches needed for full support

· Outfit and Passage: $10,800 needed

· Safety and good health through winter schedule

· Effective ministry: salvation and surrender decisions

· Healthy pregnancy for Ashley and “Baby B”


Blessings of the Past Year:

· We met our Spanish professor at a missions conference and began language school

· Mark was ordained in April

· Fruitful ministry: personal spiritual growth, tremendous answers to prayer, and dramatically increased financial support


Itinerary:

Wednesday, December 11: Union County Baptist Church, Clark, NJ

Sunday, December 15: Victory Baptist Church, Homer City, PA

Sunday, December 22: Faith Baptist Church, Corona, NY

Thursday, January 2 – Thursday, January 16: Manta, Ecuador

Sunday AM, January 26: First Baptist Church, Hartford, WI

Sunday PM, January 26: Calvary Baptist Church, Kaukauna, WI

Wednesday, January 29: Madison Baptist Church, Madison, WI

Sunday AM, February 2: Center Baptist Church, Lansing, IA

Sunday PM, February 2: Bible Baptist Church, Prairie du Chien, WI

Sunday AM, February 9: Northland Baptist Church, Gilman, WI

Sunday PM, February 9: Calvary Baptist Church, Barron, WI

Wednesday, February 12 – Sunday, February 16: Dyer Baptist Church, Dyer, IN

Sunday AM, February 23: Calvary Baptist Church, Geneva, IL

Sunday PM, February 23: Southside Baptist Church, West Allis, WI

Sunday, March 1: Keystone Baptist Church, Berryville, VA

Wednesday, March 4 – Sunday, March 8: First Baptist Church, Elmer, NJ

Wednesday, March 11 – Sunday, March 15: Crossroads Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday, March 18: Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Bedford, VA

Sunday, March 22: Colebrookdale Chapel, Boyertown, PA

Sunday, March 29: Twin City Baptist Church, Marinette, WI

Year-in-Review by the Numbers:

· We presented our ministry in 67 new churches

· 29 new churches began supporting our ministry

· Over 28,000 ministry miles driven


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