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Home News Prayer Letters March 2013
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Written by Earl   
Monday, 04 March 2013 00:00
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Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how He had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

If we pause to think on this one verse, it would be easy to picture in our minds eye a great time rejoicing, excitement, and even awe amongst the brethren.  And why not?!  Souls had been saved, elders confirmed, and new Christians discipled!  God was building His church!  What's not to like about that?  Doctor Luke tells us that “they rehearsed all that God had done with them” I wonder how this verse might have read had a broken, bloody, injured Paul met with them after he had been stoned and left for dead in verse 19?  I wonder if it might have read, “they rehearsed all that God done TO them”.   I thank God that Paul didn't quit on God when things God hard.  And although I'm careful not to read anything into the text, I believe Barnabas to Derbe probably had at least a small part in encouraging their Brother in The Lord to continue the good fight and finish his course.  May our Lord help us to keep “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” even when times get hard.

Thank each of you who have prayed for our family while we are on medical furlough.  Please continue to pray for the men who are “keeping the home fire burning” in Manley Hot Springs while we are out of state.  I'm sure they appreciate your prayers too!  One man, Roger, had spent 6 weeks in the Pastor's Cabin with his wife and children during the coldest part of the winter is back in Wisconsin now.  But he has told me God is leading him and his family back to Alaska soon.  He is making preparations now to move back!  Also, a good friend in Fairbanks, who is a retired commercial pilot, is preparing to make the flights with our airplane during our absence this spring.  Some of you might know enough about our work in Alaska to know that this time of year is extremely busy doing inspections and maintenance on other missionary's airplanes.  However, between missionary pilots not returning to the state, retiring, or selling their airplanes, I now have this time available to assure health needs are met and our faithful supporting churches are updated.

In February, Lynn and I ventured down to Florida with our camper for some important meetings with our mission board and a supporting church.  Even though it was only a 10 day trip, it was still difficult.  So we have decided to base ourselves in SC and make shorter trips to churches which are closer.  Thank you in advance for understanding. Just know that we are anxious to visit with each of you and rehearse all that God has done WITH us.

Our son, Jeremiah, would like to thank those of you who graciously prayed for him since his high school graduation in December.  He feels the Lord has directed him to the Bible college He would have him attend this fall.  He plans on working through the summer and raise some of the funds.  Lynn and I would like to thank you for praying for him too!

As you know, Alaska is a big state and has a number of very fine missionary families serving our Lord across the state.  Each of them is worthy of your prayers.  I believe I know each of them well enough to know that if you asked them, they would ask you to pray for more laborers.  As I travel the road system down here in the lower-48, I see churches on top of churches.   Christians bounce from church to church, looking for “just the right fit”.  Yet, Alaska's villages are left with no Gospel witness of any sort.





Church Planting

Manley Baptist Fellowship is a group of Believers who either live in, or within 40 miles of Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.  It is not unusual for folks to fly in, boat or 4-wheeler in (in the summer), snow machine in (in the winter), or just walk in for services on Sunday!


Maintenance Matters

Mission Air Care maintains and inspects, six (6) missionary airplanes.  Two - Cessna 206's.  One - Cessna 207.  One - Cessna 172.  One - Piper Navajo.  One - Aerostar.



Without MAC five young men wouldn't have been saved

Your friendship and help over the years has been a real blessing. Without MAC (Mission Air Care) five young men wouldn't have been saved. These young men are still active in our ministry and helped all week with VBS.


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