Hello to each of you from stormy Florida,
What a storm that hit Florida last week!! Horrendous winds and rain doing devastating flooding and damage in MANY areas!!! They call it a 500-year storm!!! Though we personally had horrible wind and rain, we did not lose electricity and kept safe with no flooding. Just a few blocks from us there is horrible flooding on Lake Monroe here in Sanford, Florida. In other areas, homes and livelihood have been destroyed and will possibly take years to recover. Please Pray for those affected from this devastation!!!
On October 5th, we had an appointment with Cherrie’s Heart Specialist in Orlando. We were encouraged with his decision for a pacemaker that should help Cherrie with the low pulse. The nurse said we would get a phone call from the hospital to make an appointment for the procedure to be done, but that date could be late in November or early December!!! She said there could be a cancelation along the way to have an earlier date, which would be good!!! A pacemaker would be good to help with the constant tiredness!! In the future, the doctor would address the Atrial Fibrillation, if it continues to be a problem. Thank you for your Prayers!!!
Our Australian friends, Albert and Lynne Castelijn, work with the Banwon people group in the Philippines. They became members of NTM in 1992. Having done their missionary training and language school training in Australia, it has been a joy to be part of their lives and a joy to follow their ministry! What thrills our hearts is to hear that recently the Banwon New Testament is 76% completed!!! Their faithfulness and hard work means so much, and also knowing folk like yourselves have been a part of their lives, through our lives by your Prayers and financial help!! May our Father Bless and Encourage your hearts also from this news from the Philippines!!
While we were in Australia our granddaughter Llahna got engaged to Zac Minnis. Now Ben and Stephanie’s oldest son Jayden is engaged to Sarah Winmill and their next son, Ashton is engaged to Sarah Klein! That means three weddings next year – Llahna and Zac the end of March, Jayden and Sarah the end of April and Ashton and Sarah the end of May!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are Praying and trusting the Lord to guide them each step of their journey!!
Again, we thank the Lord for the part you all have had and still do in our lives and ministry!
All because of Jesus,
Charlie & Cherrie
With all that has been going on with my heart, the following verses from the Psalms have Encouraged me:
Psalm 73: 25-28
Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
-the nearness of God is my good:
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all they works.