Monday, May 19, 2003
Greetings Dear Friends,
Happy Mother's Day to all
the mothers out there! Wow, another month
has slipped by and it's time to write again.
Well, a lot has gone on
and a lot of activities are going to be taking place in the next few weeks. So,
let's get you caught up to speed.
This past month of April was interesting.
I gave the message at our
church on Palm Sunday. The message followed Christ and His
disciples from Palm Sunday to the Passover night of His arrest and it
incorporated all four gospels. It
went for 50 minutes!! I only had one complaint about the length but, hey, that
was Christ's last 5 days squeezed
50 minutes! We also had an enjoyable Spring Break-a time to kick
back and relax at home.
has been back in session for several weeks and we only have 4
and half weeks of school left! We ask that you
lift up in prayer the
that we have remaining. It gets tough as the school year winds down.
stamina and endurance. A lot of kids (and teachers) have
"vacation fever". Speaking of vacations;
Patricia and I embark on the
class trip to Trinidad this coming Wednesday. We are really
looking forward to this event. Amy
and Rob Krieg left Virginia today
Trinidad. They are going to help us with the chaperone duties.
everyone's safety as we travel. Prayer that all the flights are
on time as scheduled. This is a common problem
when travelling in this
of the world. Also, be praying for some of our students'
passports and visas to check out once we land in Trinidad. Otherwise, this is
to be a great time in the Lord. This will actually be some of
our kids' first 'mission trip', however it has not been billed as a
missions trip. Along with fun in
the sun, the kids are required to do
Christian service activities. We are looking forward to a great
Some other prayer needs: A prospective
principal interviewed with us
past week. We just ask for God's leading to be accomplished in
this task of finding a new administrator for the school. Also, keep Dr.
Martens and his wife, Ruth, in prayer as they make their
into retirement. We also ask that you pray for the remaining 5
vacant teacher positions. Pray that
God leads the right individuals to fill
We continue to ask prayer for our home in NC.
We've had one nibble
possibly selling our home. We ask that God will work all of this
out in His own perfect timing.
to pray for our safety here as there have been several more
burglaries in our area. We are having to give
Nina back to her owners
week, so we are breaking down and actually hiring a home security
service. This is a 24/7 security firm that installs
alarms in your home
comes on site within minutes of the alarm going off. This
is a little expensive, however God has provided us with the funds to
afford it. All of this, for peace
Please click this link to see some pictures that we took this past
If you are interested in us sharing with your home church, please
contact us via email. We have some
open dates. We would love to share in
person with you.
and God Bless you,
John and Patricia