Sherree & Steve’s role is an important office role that allows their many mission colleagues to minister more effectively in various countries. Their “behind the scenes” ministry is often tedious, tiring, but so vitally important to allow others to answer God’s call. Please pray for sustaining grace that they may continue ministering among this needy area of our world.
There was also one big answer to prayer when we got back to Thailand –
We arrived at Bangkok airport on 8th October from Japan (with Steve’s parents who were staying with us for another week). We rented a car and drove straight to the Immigration HQ to extend our visas (which expire on 9th October each year). This process sometimes takes hours, and with various recent Immigration law changes ,we never know what is going to happen……but many people were praying – including Steve’s parents.
We reached the office just before 11am – and praise God we were walking out at noon with a 1-year visa extension stamped in both our passports. This was the quickest we’ve ever got this annual process done since we started in 2005.
Please be praying specifically for these upcoming things:
- For our being able to help Ruth settle into Chiang Mai this week and beyond. (she’ll be starting 6 months of intense Thai language study, before moving into a counseling ministry here in Chiang Mai)
- For Steve as he travels to a “Creative Access” country on 30th October for 10 days – primarily for meetings 7-9 November. (Steve will leave a few days early to visit some of our colleagues, and to run a unique half marathon there that he has always wanted to run!)
- Both of us will be heavily involved in the C-SEA Annual Council meetings here in Chiang Mai from 11th-14th November.
- Our weekly English lessons with Bronco on Sunday mornings.
- Added opportunities for deepening our friendship with Dej and Kai and their families.
- We continue to covet your prayers for our future…….the uncertainties over family health issues as mentioned in our August prayer letter. (We sense a feeling that we may be moving onto something new after this current term of service ends in around 2 years)