While our family is growing bigger, the home front is getting smaller! Bethany & Filipe will soon be moving from the DC area back to Lynchburg, VA, Matthew & Karizma are in San Diego, California, and Gabriel is in West Africa until the end of April! That leaves just 4 of us home. It’s a whole new ball game! We especially miss the big family dinner times!
Gabriel’s Mission Trip
Gabriel left on January 25 and returns on April 25. We are praying that this will be a time of growth and experiences for him. He is living with Dan & Joan Cuthbertson (Laurel’s sister) who are missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire, W. Africa. He is involved in a lot of different things but the main ones seem to be:
- Assisting with care of the 3 babies/toddlers in the home
Assisting with homeschooling of younger cousins
Assisting in Boys Club on Saturdays
Participating in ministry opportunities at the church and in town.
Because Cote d’Ivoire is French speaking he is also trying to learn some French
Our Summer Travels
Our Summer schedule is now booked with meetings. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. I am slowly getting the days in between meetings scheduled. If I missed contacting you and you would like us to visit please let us know and we will try our best!
Dentist in Mexico
Last week, our pilots in Mexico had the privilege of not just flying planes but also being a part of a dental clinic. They flew about 30 dental workers and medical professionals out to a pueblo in Central Mexico to offer their services to the people. How would you like your next dentist visit to be in a setting like this? A bit scary maybe but such a huge blessing to those in need. This clinic created many opportunities to share the gospel. Please pray that the seeds of God’s love that were planted will take root and grow!
At the Tucson market…
There are lots of pictures this time. Do you know that you can follow UIM Aviation and see pictures like this on facebook?… a lot faster then I seem to get them into letters! Also, look me up on facebook (Laurel Watkins Timblin) and send me a friend request to keep up on the family stuff that is posted more regularly.
Thank you for faithfully praying for us and for financially giving. Our account was very low and UIM sent out a needs letter…since then, it has come up with enough funds to handle expenses through the summer I think!
We appreciate your prayers for continued health as we complete various projects we are involved in, finish school, and prepare to be gone all summer. Both girls have to be pulled out early to give enough time for the traveling and meetings. While we don’t enjoy the upheaval we do very much enjoy the time we get to spend renewing friendships.
See you soon!
Paul and Laurel