This past week we had to say good bye to our neighbors...the McLamb's and to our great friends...the Cook's. It is weird here on the street without the McLamb's...and the Pennington's have gone on vacation....so here we are. :-(
We got word on Friday that the South America Summit scheduled for January has been cancelled because of the lack of funds. As most of you know the value of the US dollar has weakened considerably over the last year and the Cooperative Program and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering have not kept pace with this decline. Therefore, some regional training events have been cancelled so that cuts will not be made in mission budgets. We were looking forward to The Summit as a chance to hear some great preaching and worship, excellent training and some fellowship time with other missionaries serving in South America. We are also thankful for those in leadership who seek God's guidance on the priorities we must have and make decisions that help to keep us on task.
Thank you for praying and your giving to the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering! You can pray for us this week...
- Please keep Haylee and Jackson in your prayers as they enjoy their break from school. Their school year begins on August 27.
- Please pray for good rest time for Liesa and Jeff and for all the Spanish they have learned over the past months to sink in and take root.
- Please pray for the preparations for Peru that will begin soon...luggage, a place to live, a school for Haylee and Jackson, adjusting to another culture, visas....so many things to pray about.
Have a great week and let us hear from you. Liesa's email... firstname.lastname@example.org .