Over the past few weeks we've gotten word of several individuals who have decided to partner with us by financially supporting our ministry with MMS Aviation. These have brought us up to about 65% of the monthly amount that we will need in order to begin serving with MMS. We thank God for His provision, and we are grateful for each person who is sacrificing to enable us to follow this call!
As we shared in our April newsletter, we were originally working toward the goal of having our financial support raised by the end of the summer. Unfortunately things are moving slower than we had hoped, and we lost the month of June due to medical issues. Because of this, the kids will start school here in Perrysburg at the end of this month. We would like to be able to move to Coshocton in January, but at this point we are trusting God's timing while faithfully doing our part to contact potential ministry partners.
It's a constant struggle for me to be patient, as I feel like the weeks and months are slipping through my fingers. I am so excited for the opportunity to pursue this dream that I have had for so many years, of serving in missionary aviation. But at the same time I know that my age may be an issue when I eventually apply to field programs as a new pilot/mechanic. Although I still feel pretty young, new missionary pilots have not traditionally gone onto the field much past the age of 40 (I'm currently in my mid-thirties, but have several years of preparation before serving overseas). I have to continually remind myself of God's goodness and faithfulness, and that He is in control regardless of what happens.
Would you continue to pray with us as we prepare to serve with MMS? Some of the things we pray are that God would provide the means necessary for us to begin serving, that he would prepare our for service, that we would continue to seek Him first, and that we would grow in faith and in Christ-likeness as we trust and serve Him. Thank you!