Pastor Randy called Beth at the church office to let her know that each time he's tried to update the blog, his internet connection disconnects. So, he asked that I post a quick update.
First and foremost, all is well with the team, and the team members who were suffering from physical afflictions all seem to be recovering well.
As I wrote last time, the team has adjusted their focus a little to spend time encouraging the long-term missionaries, and they have canceled a couple outreaches to be able to spend more time doing this and allowing for some recovery time. Please continue to pray that God would lead them by His Spirit and that He would give them wisdom and clear direction about how to continue to minister for the remaining few days.
Also, continue to pray for unity and perseverance. From my experience with overseas missions, the first few days are full of excitement and adrenaline, but after a few days of poor sleep, upset tummies and hard work, circumstances can begin to seem larger-than-life, and the flesh can begin to rebel strongly. Pray that the Lord would allow them to continue to set their minds on the things of the Spirit, and to trust Him completely, and that they would seek Him for strength, and He would give them the strength they need!
He also requested that we continue to pray for the team's health. He said the food is delicious but has a tendency to be a little hard on the digestion.
Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to do the work that's needed! Continue to lift them up in prayer, and may the Lord return them safely to us in a few short days!