Support Ministry

Paul has finished the first term and enjoyed a few days break before the second term started on Wednesday 21st October. This coming term he’ll be helping at the annual spiritual emphasis week for high school students, teaching from the Bible, teaching physical education and coaching the high school boy’s football team. After Christmas he will take on more classroom responsibilities, when another colleague returns to the USA for six months.
Since July, Lesley has been able to return to work as a physiotherapist two mornings a week at the headquarters medical clinic. Lesley has felt quite stretched by her work, but is settling in well now. Their Canadian neighbour, Pat Chell and also Paul have been looking after Lydia, to free Lesley up to work. Pray with Paul and Lesley as they look for one or two more folk to help with this over the coming months. Pray for Lesley as she continues getting back to physiotherapy work after four years away, for guidance and wisdom to know how to best treat patients.
Since May this year PNG has been suffering from a severe drought which has meant local people have not been able to plant food in their gardens, or find clean drinking water. The rivers are very low and many tributaries have dried up all together. Paul and Lesley had been giving some thought to how to spend a financial gift which was given to them with the express purpose of blessing some local PNG citizens, and they thought of the lack of good clean drinking water for many of their PNG citizen friends.
With the financial gift they were able to purchase a 5500 litre tank, 12v pump, extra roofing iron, drainpipe, wood, 70 litre sink and extra fittings. Thankfully Paul had lots of help from Raymond Dunwoody the guest house manager from N.I. and Jan-Peter Mol from the centres operation department. It was a challenge getting it across the local river and up to the local village but now it is installed and functional. There was a little rain some weeks ago which helped fill the tank a little but once the real rains arrive with wet season the tank will hopefully be a source of clean drinking water for many.
For five weeks over the summer Lesley’s parents visited them and they were able to head down to the coast of PNG, to a little town called Wewak, by Cessna 206! They just about all squeezed into the tiny mission plane!
Paul and Lesley praise the Lord that they were able to book some tickets to fly out of PNG on home assignment next June. Pray for things to fall into place; school places for the kids, housing for them as a family, appropriate transport, work opportunities and meetings where they can share about the work of NTM in Papua New Guinea and challenge others to join the harvesting!
Pray for Callum, Amy and Lydia as they transition to life in Northern Ireland next June. Paul and Lesley are excited about the opportunities that we will have to show their kids things they don’t usually get to see in PNG but they also know it will bring challenges. They are praying they’ll all be at the same school in Donaghadee.

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