In the few weeks we’ve been in the US, God has greatly encouraged us by showing us His handiwork several times**. Mike, a former pilot and current media guy for AIM inspired us with tails of flying and truths about God that stories have taught him. At the service where he spoke, his teenage daughter was baptized, along with a new believer from Pakistan, who understood that her decision would likely cost her many relationships with family and friends. Earlier that morning, Slick had the opportunity to witness the neighbor boy, a young, struggling teen, make the decision to follow Jesus. So, as the date of our flight to Africa approaches (Sept 26), we’re encouraged to see God working so clearly.

We have definitely felt the cover of your prayers on numerous occasions, and we often that God for you out loud together when we pray for you. Until the end of September, the logistical challenges of departing the US continue, for which we need God’s continued wisdom, clarity and endurance. As we’ve said before, transition times bring a pile of challenges and we continue to ask for prayer specifically directed against the enemy’s attempts to confuse our communication as a couple as well as for an abundance of grace each for the other and for Zoe!

As we face the final preparations to go, we covet your prayers immensely. Thank you for uplifting us before the King.

The Foulkes (left), us & the Dilorenzos (right)

**The fact that you support us so faithfully enables us to pass the encouragement on to others: the Foulkes and the Dilorenzos joined us for a barbeque while on “home assignment” in New Jersey. Both families have dealt with significant change and challenge recently. The Foulkes continue to persevere in their work with Africans living in Marseilles, France, battling almost impermeable Islamic barriers and the ultra secular French culture at the same time. The Dilorenzo’s have been AIM missionaries in Nairobi for 14 years, and recently switched from AIM AIR to On Field Media, AIM’s media branch. Read more about their stories of God’s work in their lives, visit Donna’s blog called “Crisis of belief”.