Wednesday, May 31, 2023

A Ministry Update ~~ As Promised! :-)

 Oh, that I had in the wilderness

A lodging place for travelers . . .
Jeremiah 9:2


We should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried. The more I am in a position to be tried in faith, the more I will have the opportunity of seeing God’s help and deliverance. Every fresh instance in which He helps and delivers me will increase my faith. The believer should not shrink from situations, positions, or circumstances in which his faith may be tried, but he should cheerfully embrace them as opportunities to see the hand of God stretched out in help and deliverance. Thus his faith will be strengthened.
~George Mueller

Dear friends, 

As many of you are aware, I've been asking for prayer for many months now. Our family has come up against great difficulty in going forward in renovating the outbuilding on our property for the ministry of hospitality that the Lord has called us to in the Midwest. 

We learned that according to the zoning ordinances in our county, we are not permitted to have what the county labels a "second residence," even though it would be used only for guests as part of our ministry. We have petitioned the board, asked many questions, and spent much time in prayer over this roadblock. 

We believe at this point that the Lord is leading us to build on to our home instead of renovating the outbuilding that we had planned to renovate. We intend to create a living area (general room/sleeping area/bathroom) for missionaries, pastors, and other believers who desire to come apart for a time of rest and refreshment in the Lord. This would eliminate the "roadblock" of a second residence and enable us to go forward as the Lord has called us. We are committing this to Him in prayer and trusting His perfect plan. 

Please pray for us as we move forward in this direction. We are very grateful for your prayers! 

He always makes a way--and He is able--the doors that He shuts no one can open and the doors that He opens no one can shut

We trust in Him and know that we will see His goodness in the land of the living as we wait for Him. 

Thank you for your continued prayers. 

For Jesus,
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