October, 2017 Update from the Matson Family

Dear Praying Friends,

It has been a while since I reported on Jerry’s health, mainly because I
am just too tired when I get home for the evening.  We did learn today
that the discharge date is being set for this Thursday, and although I
was hoping for tomorrow, at least we have a “target date,” which were
Jerry’s words.  He can survive three more nights now!  I won’t pretend
this has been an easy trial, for it has stretched us both to the inth
degree, but always the Lord has sustained.  His medications have been
lowered and one taken away.  He is doing well in therapy – walking,
climbing steps and doing all the strengthening exercises.  He is eating
well.  But, oh how he wants to come home.  Our hardest time of each day
is when I have to leave him for the night. If nothing else has come of
all this, one thing is so evident, which is that the Lord has further
cemented our love for each other!  Yesterday I went through the timeline
with Jerry of all that has taken place.  He doesn’t remember much of it,
what with anesthesia and all the medical stress.  We cried together, and
were very mindful of the Lord’s mercies.

Again, I thank all of you who have prayed.

Gratefully in our Rock,


October, 2017 Update from the Prettyman Family

Thank you for praying

We’ve had tremendous times of prayer this week, and the burden for planting churches in three villages is growing.  We are praising King Jesus for a harvest time among so many children and teenagers.  It’s been a very busy week, and we are rejoicing with you in our Great Savior for giving us strength, desire, and grace to do His glorious work.  Praise the Lord for uniting us in service!  We are so thankful for you.

Your Fellow Servants,

Phil and Christine

Please Pray

  • Ma’di Translation
  • Beginning of Bible College
  • Walaba/Jiya, Edobo, Omoo
  • Bosko
  • Nicolas
  • Wilson
  • Witch doctor (Lino)
  • New converts