We just made it back to Iowa to miss the first real snow storm of the year. We were out in Michigan this past week visiting family and friends and attending services at our home church, Evangel Baptist in Taylor. It was nice to see everybody. Some, of which, we haven't seen in several years. Apparently the snow storm is unloading from western iowa eastward. We just got a dusting of snow, but the blustery wind and fridged temperatures are a serious reminder that it really is winter here in the Midwest. Stay safe and warm, and keep two hands on the wheel.
This past Wednesday we had the privilege of speaking to the Joy Club and youth group at Calvary Baptist in Union, IA. It sure was fun to teach the children about Germany and listen to them sing "Die B-I-B-E-L" in German. It was also great to talk to the youth group about being God's ambassador wherever they are. Please pray that God would work in the hearts of these teens. I know some of them are not believers yet.
Since our last email we have received word of one of supporting churches increasing our support plus two more new individuals becoming supporters. That brings our monthly support percentage up to 43% of what we need to go to Germany. Praise the Lord for this increase in support.
Please pray that the Lord would continue to bring new supporters and increase our percentage to 60% by the end of January. There are churches and families in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Washington, Florida, Nebraska, Colorado, and New Jersey that have been exposed to us and the ministry in Germany. God could chose to direct any of them to begin supporting us this month.
One of co-workers in Germany had successful surgery removing a benign tumor pressing on his optic nerve. Please pray for Burdette's speedy recovery.
Thank you for praying,
Jim, Sarah, Josefine and Cornelia Engle
Baptist Mid Mission
Appointees to Germany
P.S. If any of you are interested in becoming regular monthly supporters or simply want to contribute a gift toward our support I've provided a link to the interactive Declaration of Intention for Support form. Just click on it, fill it out, then hit "submit" on the form. Our project # is 702037.