Mortenson Family: August

August 2022

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you so much for your faithfulness in partnership with us.  We feel so blessed to labor together with you all for the glory of Christ.  We regularly feel your support and partnership in prayer through your communication with us via the many electronic methods.  With the change in government after the elections last November, there has been a slowing in the flow of normal government processes.  For example, the week of July 4th we received 7 Christmas cards from some of you (we had actually not realized that the mail was backlogged).  It really was a joy to receive these cards and the encouraging notes that were in them.  Thank you for taking the time to write and encourage us, whether it is through snail mail, email, or some other digital format.

This past month was full of God’s blessings as a result of follow-ups that we have been working on from the big medical clinic.  We also hosted an exciting youth conference which had almost 200 teens from 8 churches in attendance.  Many decisions were made in response to the preaching and we trust the Lord for continued growth in the days ahead.

As we look forward into the month of August we will be doing many of our regular weekly ministry activities along with coverage for several members of our ministry team who will be taking short furloughs.  Please be praying that the Lord would enable us as we take on extra responsibilities during these absences.

Thank you for continuing to pray faithfully for Blake.  He continues to do well, and we are constantly growing in our understanding of his disease.  While we know that the road of anyone dealing with chronic illness has its complications, we trust that God will continue to be our strength and guide.  Blake is 6 months post diagnosis, and while that is not necessarily a milestone that we want to celebrate, we do want to celebrate how well he is doing.  He is giving himself almost all of his insulin injections. (He calculated several months back that it had already been over 1000 injections!) He is getting better at calculating what his insulin needs will be for given meals (always with our help of course).  We still have our days where we don’t understand why his blood glucose gets out of balance, or are just emotionally overwhelmed, but God supplies grace when we need it most.  God is good.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Continued spiritual growth in the church family.
  • For wisdom as we grow in our understanding of Type 1 diabetes, and how to best help Blake.
  • For grace and wisdom as we take on some additional responsibilities during our teammates’ furloughs.

 

From Honduras,
Nate and Cori, with Mykenzie, Grant, Blake and Savanna

 

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