Thanks for praying for my April 2018 trip to Russia.
Because of your prayers and generous gifts, the trip is fully funded. Praise God for his abundant provision.
One month ago, we were at $3,800 of the needed 6,222. Over $2,400 came in the next two weeks to push us over the top. As of November 12, the trip was fully funded.
In looking at the $6,222 and where it came from … About 25 family units contributed to the total (15 from First Central Bible Church and 9 family/friends from outside the church). We started with a base of $300 left from last year’s trip. Donations from the FCBC family including Carol and me totaled $2,625, and $3,300 came from family & friends outside the church. Praise God that he provided all that was needed and we did not have to rely on the funds from the general fund budget.
The prayer requests moving forward are about health and preparation. Some of you may know that I fell two weeks ago and broke my femur at the hip. (Some say I broke my leg, some say I broke my hip. Both are accurate. However you say it, it’s painful.) I’ve been told the recovery is about 6 months. The first 3 months are about healing and strengthening the leg. The second 3 months are about getting back to normal. Since I have 6 months before the Russia trip, I should be OK barring any complications. The preparation prayer request revolves around studying the material and preparing my notes.
I will continue to post updates about once a month.
Thanks again. I’m in your debt.