August 1, 2020
Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you for faithfully praying for our family and ministry. It really is crazy how fast life is moving even though we are in such an unusual time because of Covid. Honduras is continuing the strong measures of quarantine for all and the nationwide economy is still only operating at about 20%. People are returning to work in some areas but others are still completely closed down. That being said church ministries are all still completely virtual. We had hoped that we would be having some type of in-person services by now, but we are still waiting and trusting the Lord. God is not hindered in His work though, and just in the last several days we have received encouragement from those that have been watching the services online.
Cori also completed the A-Z Discipleship course with one of the young ladies she has been discipling. Cori has been so encouraged by how much Estefany has grown spiritually over the last year. Please continue to pray for both of them.
Looking ahead at the month of August, God has opened the door for us to make a short furlough to the States. We had made plans last year to spend August and September in the States reporting back to some of our longest supporting churches. Over the last several months we have been waiting to see how our plans would proceed. We are very thankful for this opportunity and are thrilled about the time we will also get to spend with both sides of the family. As you receive this email we will have just arrived back and will spend a couple of days with family in Illinois. We covet your prayers as we are on the roads. We were reminiscing the other day about how many miles we traveled when we were on deputation. Yet in all those miles God was so faithful in His provision of protection. It truly is the hand of God and the prayers of God’s people.
- For Gods protection and blessing as we travel on furlough.
- Continue praying for the Lord’s provision for many of our church family who are being affected economically by the quarantine.
- For the Lord to continue to guide us in creative ways to present the gospel, in light of how the world is changing because of the pandemic.
- For the Lord’s peace as to when to start in-person services again
Thank you again for your faithful prayers for our family.
Nate and Cori, with Mykenzie, Grant, Blake and Savanna.