Two Years ago during this time we were just leaving Brazil after being there for four months. What a whirlwind our lives have been since we came home from Brazil. We love and miss the people of Brazil a lot but are so thankful for God’s leading to come home. A few months after being back in the States Hanna was able to deliver our second child safely and her Doctor was also able to spot a cancerous growth. We thank God that it was successfully removed in 2016.
These past four months have been quite busy for us! On September 2nd, our third girl, Nikea was born! She is so precious and we thank God for her life. Her name is from the Greek, hupernikeo, which means to be more than a conqueror or to gain a surpassing victory. It comes from Romans 8:37 which says that we are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us.
Not only have we been busy with the birth of our third daughter, but Hanna has had a variety of very important doctor appointments. Unfortunately last month we found out that Hanna has cancer in her throat again. She will have surgery at the end of this month to remove the small tissue in her neck that is cancerous.
We really appreciate your prayers for a successful surgery, a great recovery and that she would not have any more traces of cancer, anywhere!
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support of this ministry. I am believing God for many more opportunities to preach His gospel to make disciples of the nations in 2018!
I pray that in the midst of trials and discomforts that we all face, that we can always be thankful to God for His goodness towards us and His love for us. May this thanksgiving be filled with joy and peace in the presence of God and family.
“Here is a standing reason for thanksgiving. Although we may not always be healthy, nor always prosperous, yet God is always good, and, therefore, there is always a sufficient argument for giving thanks unto Jehovah. That he is a good God essentially, that he cannot be otherwise than good, should be a fountain out of which the richest praises should perpetually flow.” Charles Spurgeon