Dear Praying Friends,
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering;
for He is faithful that promised.” – Hebrews 10:23
It has been a while since we last updated you on our ministry as we travel and visit our churches this furlough. We have put many thousands of miles behind us visiting churches in Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Florida and Ohio. February through March was an extremely hectic period, but now we find ourselves coming into the final lap of our journeys. There are some trips ahead, but we are finding ourselves going into preparation mode to head back to the field of Brazil.
Tickets have been purchased for late July and Ivana has already organized a yard sale to get rid of some things that we cannot take back with us. It is amazing how much one can accumulate in a few months here in the USA.
Last letter we asked you all to keep three requests before the Lord. We want to include them in this letter as well. These prayer requests are important as we seek God’s will for our lives as to where He would place us next. So here are our top three requests once again…
- Pray that we will return to find the congregation healthy and strong.
- Pray that we will find that the congregation no longer needs our help.
- Finally, pray that the Lord will show us where He wants us next.
Upon our return to the field we will be working out some final details in Jacumã. One big item on our list is a parsonage for the church. I mentioned this need last letter and God moved one of our churches to send in a gift for this project. Praise the Lord. If your church would like to participate in this project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to the blessings and the challenges that await us in the land of Brazil. These transitions are always bittersweet. Through them all, the Lord gives us joy and courage. He is trustworthy… to Him be all glory… “for He is faithful that promised.”
Thank you once again for standing with us in ministry.
Jeff and Ivana Reiner (Nicole and Emilie too!)