We are currently home in Mingo, IA awaiting the arrival of our second daughter, Cornelia. She is due on May 4th (this coming Wednesday), but could arrive at any moment. The doctors have been watching this pregnancy closer than with Josefine, because Sarah has gestational diabetes this time. So the doctors do not want the baby to get too big. Please pray for a safe and timely delivery of a healthy Cornelia.
It seems as though this is the first real break we have had since we left for Washington last June. We spent most of the summer on the road, traveling from Iowa to Washington (State, not D.C.) to New York to Michigan back to Iowa. Then the Fall we were in Illinois, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan for church meetings and state fellowship conferences. The winter and this spring has been filled with meetings from those conference contacts. We've just completed another round of spring conferences to make more contacts. I am currently scheduling meetings in Kansas City, KS and Florida for this October/November. Please pray that I will fill up the rest of the calendar with meetings.
We've had some promising meetings recently with churches that are real potentials for partnering with us. Please pray that the Lord will direct in those churches as they consider their involvement with us.
Although we have not been informed of any new support this year, we are very thankful that two supporting churches have increased their support of us. We are now at 31.8%. Please pray that the we can be at 60% by the beginning of September 2011 so we may attend the Launch Seminar at BMM (the second half of candidate seminar). And Lord willing be leaving for Germany some time next year.
Sarah and I have recently been talking to each other about our desire to reach out to the little town of Mingo. It is hard to get to know people here because you hardly ever see anybody. But we have gotten to meet a few people. Please pray "that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ . . . that [we might] make it manifest, as [we] ought." Col 4:3,4