Such a simple command, but what a huge impact it has in our lives. Your prayers for us and the ministry to which God has called us, have resulted in such a blessing for the Palawano people. By showing our dependency on the Lord through prayer, He has led and guided us through many joys and sorrows, bringing glory to His name. Our hope and prayer is that you will continue to pray for us and the Palawanos as we continue to serve Him here.
Something that we have been asking you to pray for is the peace and order situation in the Menti area. As you know, for the past six months or more, every few weeks, Dave has been making teaching trips of about five days’ duration into Menti. While there he has been able to meet with various contacts who, along with other officials, have recently deemed our area safe. This is something we have been hoping for. In cooperation with our leadership, we have decided that in the new year both Dave and I will begin taking longer trips into Menti, for about two weeks to start with, and then, if all goes well, we will increase the amount of time we spend there as we are able. We will be travelling over land, as the helicopter will not be available for our use until April, due to commitments on the other two islands where New Tribes Mission works.
When we are out here in Puerto Princesa, we will use the time in between visits to Menti to continue on with the recording and editing of Bible lessons. This is a cause for great joy and we thank the Lord that He has answered our prayers in this way. Please continue to pray for peace and safety.