May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Lisa says “As we turn into the new year, what wonderful, challenging and comforting words to meditate upon. I am finding as I pray this for myself and others, it helps me and I believe it will help them too.

Thanksgiving brought all my family together, except the loved ones in PNG. It is always good to have my kids and grandkids all together now as it can’t happen very often.

Christmas was a quieter time with Bryan, Martha and Cillian up from the missionary training centre in Missouri. The four of us went over to South Bend to Isaac and Camille for a few days.

Right after Christmas Bryan went to Africa on a vision trip with a small group of students. I have enjoyed Martha and Cillian here with me until he gets back and they return to MTC (Missionary Training Centre) for another term.
Matt, Deborah and Finn went to his family in Arizona for Christmas and New Year, but they are back for another term on staff here and living next door now, which I am thankful for.

Isaac has gone to PNG to work for two months in a hospital there. He will get into Amdu to visit Benjamin and Missy and the kids, which brings great excitement all round.

Benjamin and Missy are in the last few months of language learning and they hope to begin the next phase of their work later this year, beginning literacy and planning for beginning to teach the Word of God.

Recently registration took place for a new term with new students coming to learn the Bible. This is wonderful!Please pray for our new students, and our current ones, to be greatly enriched and challenged by God.”

Thanks for praying for Lisa as she serves at NTBI (New Tribes Bible Institute) Jackson.

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