May - June 2011 Prayer Letter

Wil & Jesse
Wil & Jesse (My oldest Son - 28)

The BBTI school year finished with a series of shorter classes including Jungle Camp, Teaching Literacy, and TEFL. We have posted pictures on the website of some of our Jungle Camp experiences, and even one of my more challenging assignments, teaching English using the book Harry, the Dirty Dog! Graduation was wonderful, not only because school was finished, but because of the great encouragement we received from those that attended the ceremony. It was a special blessing to have our oldest son Jesse and his fiancé Katie spend graduation weekend with us.

What an awesome time the pastor and I had Friday as we both led someone to Christ!!

We headed out to Greenville, South Carolina to lighten the load of our tightly packed Explorer and then traveled to Indiana for a mission conference. We had a wonderful time each night with all the great missionaries! I think what I enjoyed most though was soul winning Friday and Saturday. What an awesome time the pastor and I had Friday as we both led someone to Christ!! 3 more were saved the following day through other BBTI grads and the pastor.  It was so terrific to be out with a group of folks interested in the lost! Another unique blessing of the conference was reconnecting with a friend from Arizona, now in the pastorate in southern Indiana! It is so encouraging to find God’s workers continuing in faithfulness.  Thanks to the Cleghorn families for being great hosts!

Our next journey was to the upper neck of Virginia for a Sunday meeting. I got to preach in the morning service and share the ministry in the afternoon service. This was the first time a pastor and church have taken us on support right on the spot! That was worthy of a Bapticostal fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are currently in the Greenville area, staying with Anna and Ben. We have been blessed with 3 opportunities to share something about the work God wants to do in Papua New Guinea. We have the special blessing of attending the evening VBS going on this week in the church our kids attend.

Upon leaving Greenville next week, we will head toward Louisville, KY (sending church for Matt & John Allen) for a special PNG Sunday with the Gillispies and the Florences, and then up to Indiana for a meeting the following Sunday, the 26th. Pray God will kindly fill in those Wednesdays with meetings too! We then travel directly to Texas with just enough time to be sure everything is best packed and arranged for our 6 week survey trip to Papua New Guinea as we leave June 29th.  Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance in every aspect of this trip. We want to be a blessing and gain every bit of information and understanding God has for us!

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Wil & Trina

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