June/July Prayer Letter
McBaby Boy #3
We’re so excited to announce that we are expecting baby BOY #3 at the the end of September. Praise the Lord with us for this precious little life.
Different Than Expected
Back in the spring we envisioned our June prayer letter a little differently. We hoped we’d be updating you on Ivory Coast summer mission but we trust the Lord and his plans for us. Many international trips were cancelled for the summer due to Covid so we rolled with the disappointment and made other plans.
Since the local colleges got out in May we have been taking seminary classes to continue to build our spiritual foundation to better serve our students. I (Melissa) am taking Old Testament History and Theology. Davy just finished up Biblical Interpretation and Communication and continues his Greek I course. He already was able to use the things he learned in Biblical Communication. He and four other staff who were in the class went to campus this week and shared the Gospel using the narrative evangelism skills they learned. Pray for Junior to receive the Gospel and for Oliver to get plugged into community. Davy and Daniel shared with them during the outing.
Also, please pray for us as we seek to raise support for baby #3 (more on this in our next prayer letter). Another baby means our health insurance costs increase and we will need to raise some additional monthly support to meet those needs.
Our dear friend and Ivorian staff member, Arsene, died suddenly leaving behind his wife and 3 young children. Please pray for them and the staff in Ivory Coast as they grieve.
Pray for us this summer as we travel to see family, take classes, and raise support for McBaby #3.
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We officially have a kindergartner! Here is Aiden at his preschool graduation ceremony. We love this kind and joyful kid so much!
Our last global vision dinner we heard from Bryce, a Hastings graduate, serving with Cru in the Middle East. Aiden is pictured here praying for him with some UNL students.