Pressing on till He returns

Becky Preheim is happily settled into her new home in Canada, although she is still doing battle with the weeds and bushes in her back yard! She has finally been able to unpack the boxes and bags that have been in storage for years! So many gracious friends and supporters have provided household goods and things to turn her house into a home. Becky feels abundantly blessed.

As for the Mengen church, the work continues to move ahead. Recently there was a conference at Hoskins with Bible teachers from other tribes in Papua New Guinea meeting together for a time of fellowship and sharing in God’s Word.  How great to know that the Mengen Bible teachers were able to be blessed in this way and to make connections with believers all over PNG; an encouragement to their hearts.

The Mengen missionary team is also on the move.  In just a few weeks’ time, the Laureti family will be returning to South Africa for their home assignment while the Flanagan family will be returning to PNG in the autumn. Pray for these families, as they will be making major transitions in the days ahead.

The Mengen New Testament remains top priority for Becky in spite of the many distractions of settling back in Canada.  She has quite a bit of work to do and needs to get into a routine. Recently she heard that her translation consultant would be in the USA longer than what she had originally thought, so it looks like Becky will be going back to PNG in January now.  Of course, the delay is disappointing, but the Lord knows all of these things and His timing is perfect. She is so thankful that she can rest in the knowledge that He is in control of His work.

Unfortunately, Becky has been experiencing more MS flare-ups. Last week she had another MRI. Pray that the medication is working in spite of some flare-ups.  Also, pray, as she will be heading in for gallbladder surgery this week. Becky feels blessed to live in a country where there is abundant medical help when much of the world is suffering.