Once again we’ve been receiving the benefits of your prayers for safety and sanity while on the road this past month…thank YOU for keeping us before Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine! (Eph 3:20)

We should have expected it. Saturday, 10 July was our last deputation visit with two families of friends. We were certain they would become prayer partners even before we realized there were only two spots left on our prayer calendar. We began last November in South Carolina with a goal of three people praying with us per day, 93 per month. When we left the state for good in January, God had already surpassed that mark. His abundance continued to flow as He flooded us with more than five per day by April. We settled on the final goal of six per day. Double the initial goal. God’s abundance evidenced.

Departing Pennsylvania at the close of the 20,000 mile journey, the calendar was filled exactly with six per day. If that weren’t enough, back in February when I began to build the picture book of our prayer partners (so we can see your faces as we pray) I had laid out the pages with six pictures on each day. Coincidence? Absolutely: “a small miracle where God chooses to remain anonymous.”

A.W. Tozer wrote, “If we allow the gloomy voice of unbelief to whisper to us that God will bless some other time but not now, some other place but not here, some other people but not us, we might as well turn off the lights [of the church].”* Praise God that by His gracious power He does bestow His special favor upon…US…HERE…NOW…and in supernatural ways!

We now begin sorting all of our “stuff” into three piles (two overseas shipments and one storage) while battling the heat and humidity of Virginia in August and finishing our last classes for seminary. We would appreciate your prayers for organization and motivation (packing again – yech!) and for focus to glean all God has for us to learn from our classes.

Sunset over the Mississippi River as we paused for the night before crossing from Illinois to Iowa.

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*Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church