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End of First Year
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Trinidad Trip
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Sept. '03
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April/May '04
Leaving Suriname

Wow, our first school year had flown by.  We could not believe how fast our first 11 months had elapsed.  We were getting ready to pack it up and head home for an exciting summer of speaking at churches and visiting friends and family...

Sunday, June 9th, 2002
Happy Greetings Prayer Partners,

We are pretty much finished here (for this school year)!  We have
school tomorrow (Monday), no school Tuesday (Year-end clean-up), and then
the school-year  ends Wednesday at 9 am.  This year has been such an
awesome blessing that we can't believe that it is over!  Usually, as a
teacher, I can't wait to get out of the door at the end of the year;
however, Patricia and I are rather saddened that the school year is ending.

As we reflect back on the past eleven months, God has revealed the
almighty power He has and that He is very much in control of ALL things. 
Sure, there has been ups and downs, but God has kept His promises about
being our shield and strength.  We have SO much to share with you and
we look forward to spending some time together.

Thank you for your faithful prayers.  Now we ask you to pray for these

Our Residency status.....We find out Monday if we are now legal
residents of Suriname---this is so  we won't have to purchase another visa to
get back into the country in August. Pray that the governemnt grants us

Flying home.....We depart for the airport at 3 am Friday morning (2 am
EDT).  Please pray that we go through immigration smoothly and that we
have safe travel to Raleigh via Curacao and Miami.  Our ETA for Raleigh
10:30 pm Friday night.

Culture shock.....much has changed in the US since we've left, however
we should have a smooth adjustment.

Fellowship......Pray that the  many opportunities of sharing with
friends and family will be stress-free as we have a hurried and harried
schedule for this summer.

The Up-coming School Year.....Yes, we are already looking forward to
our return to Suriname in August.  Many seeds have been planted and
watered.  There is a true need here and that is why we are called to be
here.  We really love these kids!!

We will be in New Bern on Saturday evening.  If you happen to be near
New Bern, NC, we will be sharing at our home church (Brice's Creek) on
Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day) at both morning services.  We invite
you to come on out and see what God is doing in Suriname.

Also, Please pray for our summer travels as we will be travelling in
NC, VA-DC area, WV, KY, and OH.

Email us with any questions or comments before this Thursday.

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are
noble, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things
are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
praiseworthy--meditate on these things...and the God of peace will be with
you."  Philippians 4:8-9 NKJV

Warmly, in Christ,

John and Patricia

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