We hoped for 100 people, but God brought 120 to the MidAtlantic 9Marks Conference in early June! Participants learned about the distinguishing characteristics of a healthy church, which they will hopefully take home and build up their own churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and even Texas!

Slick / Rich also had the honor of helping Pillar College’s Biblical Studies Department as they look into how to position themselves to meet future needs of the underprivileged urban community in Paterson and Newark, NJ. Making the jolting step from urban to rural, Donna received training at Camp Cedarbrook in Pennsylvania while Slick supported with a weekend in the camp kitchen.

Outside of work, it is still summer and we have been richly blessed to enjoy two days at a Wolf Creek Water Park in PA, and a week in Chincoteague, VA, splashing around in various forms of water and viewing the wild ponies made famous by Marguerite Henry’s book, Misty of Chincoteague. We thank God for your prayers, and His answers in giving us the ability to rest in the promise of His provision and be fully present with family and friends, even while the way ahead is still unclear to us. It was a particular blessing to spend the week in VA with family we rarely see, but greatly enjoy.

We much appreciate your continued prayers that God would find new homes for the sheep of our former church and make clear the path He would have us take from here. Please let us know how we might sharpen the aim on our prayer arrows as well.

Sunrise over Assateague Island, home of the wild ponies.

Gwendi and Donna pose with Misty. Beside her is Stormy (not pictured), whom Donna and her family met in "person" back in the 1980s!