As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. — Galatians 6:10
In the Household
As our son Corbin searches for an elusive apartment in Alabama, he faces the challenges of settling into a town where he knows no one. At least east of the Mississippi in the U.S., properties in smaller communities and rural areas are gobbled up. Little is available. Thankfully, a “household of faith” network kicked in this week to offer help. Debbie mentioned his destination town on Facebook. Within 24 hours, several friends reached out with information and contacts for him.
Similarly, in the past five days, we were able to reach out to counsel or help a recent widow, a suffering pastor’s wife, some fellow ministers, a young motorcycle accident victim, and some ministry partners needing encouragement. It is a big blessing worthy of thanksgiving to God that we are never alone, even in troubling times.
Outside the Household
Prayer & Praise
???? Pray for our dear friend(s) who follow(s) other religions. We always pray that he and others will encounter Jesus in a personal way.
???? Cara, our daughter, finishes her Master’s program at Vanderbilt in September. She expects to sell her condo and move then, too. Pray that her endurance and clear thinking hold up. Corbin is on a waiting list for an apartment. He looks for alternate living situations until one opens up. Cason and Suzanne continue to serve faithfully, too, while raising Chelsea in our changing world.
???? Continue to pray for the pastor’s wife who is in great pain from ulcers. Unfortunately, no locally prescribed treatments seem to help. Also, remember the widows and families bereaved by accident en route to a wedding mentioned in an earlier update.
???? Debbie’s parents progress on the road to moving, although the process is slow and wearying. Please pray for physical health and strength, as well as help when needed.