Rats chewed through solid wooden walls and held Party Central in our cupboards (we’re still dealing with the aftermath).
Termites infiltrated the house in a major way (we were able to fly a reliable termite exterminator in from town to help deal with the problem).
Thanks to previous project donations, village houses and community projects have been completed.
Precious Banwaon friends (below) went ahead of us to Heaven (tears and laughter mingled last week as their stories were told).
The Banwaon church is as strong as ever. They met faithfully, teaching through Romans which Albert finished translating late 2013. (Every day we’ve heard story after story of the believers trusting God in difficult circumstances, seeing Him faithfully provide, protect or guide).
Last April fifty two Banwaon believers expressed their faith publicly in baptism. The Bible teachers taught them in depth about its significance, then held a baptism at the river.
A village up the road agreed to start listening to the chronological Bible teaching. A number in the village were saved and are now growing and excited about their faith. (They want to build a church meeting house. The Christians in our village are going to help them physically and financially).
Phone signal improved slightly in our remote jungle location. We can now get one bar if we hang the phone on a wire half a metre out our top bedroom window! (But not enough signal for internet. See the “Helping – Current Projects” page for details).
If you have been praying for the Banwaon tribal church while we were away …
God has been at work!
Our hearts are full.
“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world.
It is changing lives everywhere,
just as it changed yours that very first day you heard and understood the truth about God’s great kindness to sinners.”