On the road again, that is where we are. It is great to be at the computer while we are driving. Some have asked our schedule; we are not sitting idle. We left NC in the middle of May, and went up to MI. We enjoyed living with Dan's 91-year-old mother Ruth, while we were having meetings in the MI area—or not so much the area, like meetings over in IN and IL. It is well worth it to see old friends and to make new ones. I hope that our friends PRAY for us in the ministry. Josiah has his permit and has been getting lots of practice driving up and down the highways and through Detroit. Joan has gotten more practice and growth, praying and trusting God for our safety.
At the end of May, Dan made a quick 12-day trip (that includes the 5 days' worth of travel) back to Cote d'Ivoire to help successfully settle some problems that had come up. He enjoyed seeing Seth and Paige and Eden and Zion again and being there for their first service in Sassandra at their church plant. THANK YOU to all who prayed for their health; they are all back to great health.
From MI, we also went over to IL for Stephen and Martha's wedding on June 19. Praise God for another beautiful wedding. Stephen was able to get his braces off for the wedding; we are still figuring out the jaw surgery that he needs.
Also, it was like a mini family reunion; fun to be with all our stateside kids. Please pray that Ruth's pregnancy and delivery will continue well.
We went to Schaumburg, IL again for the 4th of July weekend, then back to MI and over to OH. We are now up to PA and will head back to NC on July 19. Praise God for the hospitality shown us; cups of cold water are never given in vain. The kids just had lots of fun riding 4 wheelers. May God bless each of you. We are SO happy to arrive and sad to leave. Sorry that we can't spend more time with each of you. Thanks for your prayers; that is what is the most important. Get God's power on our labors of love. Thank you for your faithful financial support; everything takes money to do.
Many blessings on you.
In His grip,
Dan and Joan, Josiah, Joseph, Esther, and Gideon