Life among the Prai in Southeast Asia, as everywhere, continues with some restrictions and future unknowns. Dave and Fran Jordan are thankful for God’s unchanging faithfulness! He has enabled the Prai church to move forward to learn and grow in the past months. Here is a bit of what is happening….
Covid limitations provided good opportunities for Prai believers to take on more responsibility and decision making, which culturally is not a strong area. With travelling and meeting in large groups limited, a number of small groups met to study Romans using booklets with comprehension questions. God’s help and the unity of believers was evident in funerals in both Sandy Creek and Boot Creek last month. Meetings are not completely back to normal as some precautions are still needed. In July, schools will re-open, again with safety precautions.
Boot Creek is the most remote of the Prai church locations with no electricity, school, or all weather road. Each rainy season the road washes out and the villagers must rebuild or repair it. God answered prayer in a special way when a group of border soldiers came to help the villagers work on the road.
The long awaited day arrived last week when a truck pulled up to Dave and Fran’s porch with boxes of the Prai Bibles. They are now being distributed and enjoyed. A huge thank you to the Lord and His people who have provided for this!
Like many, they were able to catch up with both office and house projects in the “stay at home” time. Termites were enjoying the wall between their kitchen and Fran’s workroom, and it is now replaced with a cement block wall. Dave did a lot of cleaning out and editing computer files, and an update of literacy primers and the teacher’s manual are almost complete. Fran was able to continue a small part of the home schooling of three of their grandkids. Presently the Christians in their village visit their house for Sunday services and divide into two groups. Fran enjoys having Sunday school for the little ones. Dave is back to meeting with leaders one evening a week, and helping small group leaders in Sandy Creek. They are thankful for continued health and strength.
Thank you all for your part in seeing the Prai people know and follow Jesus through prayer.