Suddeth Family Update - November 2016
October was a little different for us, in that we were able to return to the States for three weeks. Our short trip had a few purposes.
First, we needed to get fingerprinted for FBI background checks and get other needed documents, all of which are part of the process for obtaining our residency visas in Panama.
Isaac seated in front of the people at Grace Church as Pastor Phil explains a special offering just for the 8 kids whose families were a part of the missions conference. It was pretty awesome to watch!
Second, we were invited to be part of a missions conference at Grace Church in Des Moines, IA. The nine days we spent at Grace Church were exactly what we needed, although we didn’t realize how much we needed the spiritually refreshing time. It is no exaggeration to say that our minds, hearts, and souls were filled with truth, love, and grace. We are thankful for the partnership we now have with the church, for the Harvest Team we have, and for the many friendships that have begun.
Third, we also had the opportunity to see family and friends. We treasured and enjoyed many moments. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the Lord in Panama, but it was nice to have had the time we had with people in the States whom we love.
Everything that we experienced while in the States has re-fueled us for ministry in Panama. As Pastor Phil at Grace encouraged us, we are still learning to live in a different country; still laying a foundation for long-term, faithful, fruitful ministry. As we do so, we look forward to what the Lord will do in the remainder of 2016 and through 2017.
Our continued language and cultural learning.
Spiritual health and strength for our family.
We have some key meetings with national pastors in November.
We have yet to receive the final documents for our vehicle. We know the Lord is sovereign, and He has given us peace in this time of waiting.
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