￼Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)
Although the pre-field ministry has changed our lives, God continues to graciously use us where we are right now. Our neighbor Preston has been spending more time with us. Brian even forces him to eat his vegetables! We learned a few months ago that he wanted to be baptized at the same time as Nathanael so Brian worked through a baptismal study with both of them. We have no doubt that Preston is a believer and our hearts are blessed. The day of the baptism, Preston was baptized but Nathanael ended up sick. That wasn’t Nathanael’s desire and he’s looking forward to the next opportunity to be baptized. Brenda has also been encouraged and blessed by being involved in a ladies Bible Study that includes Preston’s grandma.
During November, God allowed us to connect with another neighbor in a special way. Brenda hit a deer with our van. As we were trying to figure everything out, we learned that our neighbor works for a collision repair center. He came, looked things over, and helped us figure out what to do.
We were impressed with his assessment and took our van to his repair center where he took care of the bodywork. God never said “going” to make disciples would be easy, but it is a command we all must take seriously. We thank God for the opportunities with our neighbors!We celebrated Rebekah’s birthday with a Costco cake this month. Brian even convinced her to go hunting to celebrate, and they enjoyed their time together. On his sixth morning out he harvested his biggest buck yet! He had a great bow hunting season this year. For Thanksgiving, we enjoyed traveling to Brian’s parents and pending the holiday with them.
Fulfilling the great commission together,
Brian, Brenda, Amanda, Luke, Nathanael and Rebekah