Dear Praying Friends,
God is good! He is faithful, loving, merciful and kind. We give Him the praise and glory for healing us from a terrible bout with the common cold-virus with all its ugly side-effects. AMEN! Praise God for good health. We have all recovered!
We praise the Lord for allowing us to spend time with Bro. David "Preacherman" Barker, and his precious wife, Sis. Mary. Even from my Bible College days, Bro. David has remained faithful to the word of God and is a fine servant of the Lord. He is an itinerant preacher sent out by Fairhaven Baptist Church in Chesterton, IN and his special emphasis is on scripture memory. You can visit his website here to see more information about them. It was a joy to be able to re-connect with them after not seeing them for at least six years (probabbly more). Bro. David was able to preach and teach at our sending church (Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Brogue, PA) yesterday, May 15.
Marcia and the boys are doing good. They are continuing the task of homeschooling as we are starting to lessen our travels while we are nearing our departure and return to the Philippines.
The national/local election in the Philippines is finished and Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. along with Sara Duterte were elected by a majority of the people to be the next president and vice president of the Philippines for the next six years. Our prayer is that they would both repent and believe in the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and that they would allow us to live peaceably. The lockdown status remains at level 1 (again, Metro-Manila has only seen a loosening of the lockdowns on March 1 of this year after 735 days of varying degrees of lockdowns). Our prayer is that the country would acknowledge natural immunity and would move on and declare an endemic to this present "pandemic" pestilence.
The work in Taguig City continues, so please pray for their safety, and power as they endeavor to see souls saved and disciples being strengthened.
WT and I were able to visit a couple of New York churches, and next week (05/22/22), Lord willing, Joe and I will be able to visit a faithful, supporting, PA church. We got spend sometime with Dan and Heidi Butler (my brother and sister in law), following the evening service at their church.
Once again, thank you for your love and prayers, be encouraged in the Lord and give God the glory!