“Genuine thankfulness is an act of the heart’s affections, not an act of the lips’ muscles.” –John Piper
Dear Family and Friends,
November is now history, and I did not get a chance to send out an update on what is happening in our lives these days. Continue reading and you will get a better idea of what’s going on and how to pray for us here in Florida.
Brad was REALLY sick, and it is going to take some time for him to fully recover. After spending 10 days in the hospital, Brad was finally able to come home. We are now into week 7 since the onset of his symptoms. Since being released from the hospital, Brad has had many doctor’s appointments and home health care personnel continue to come to take blood to send to the lab as well as check up on Brad’s progress. To use Brad’s words, he is seeing “very very slow improvement.” Brad is not doing anything “extra” but is trying to keep up on the necessary job responsibilities. He is not sure how far to push and doesn’t want to overdo it. He has some appointments on his calendar with his cardiologist in the coming weeks and will have a full cardiology workup. This includes a PET scan, heart monitor (for several weeks), and other tests to see what is going on. Prayers would be greatly appreciated.
Laura is one of our 3 young interns who came to us from Ethnos360 Bible Institute. She started working with the housekeeping department in August. This is a great fit! Laura loves to clean and enjoys spending time with our retired residents. Laura works each weekday morning and gets in about 20 hours a week. She plans to be here until sometime in August of 2023.
Cindy is a local volunteer and is a retired nurse. She works one day a week with our nursing staff and 1 – 3 mornings a week with housekeeping. Lee is also a local volunteer, and she comes one day a week to do some cleaning. There are 4 retired ladies who live independently and come in and help with residents’ laundry. These ladies do an excellent job, and it is great to have them on the team! Please continue to pray that a younger staff member would join our team who has the desire and the gifts to serve the Lord to help meet the needs of our retirees who live in our Latham Center.
We thank the Lord for allowing us to serve Him here at NTM Homes (The Homes of Ethnos360). We are thankful for the wonderful care that Brad received at the hospital as well as continues to receive here at home. We are thankful that Brad’s health is improving. We are thankful for our wonderful co-workers who serve alongside of us here at the Homes. We are thankful for YOU and the part you play on our team that allows us to serve the Lord here among our retired missionaries. We are thankful that our missionaries are seeing God’s faithfulness as He draws folks from all over the world to Himself. We are thankful that the Bible is being translated into many languages, so people have the opportunity to read it in their own heart language.
Living by grace,
Brad and Wanda Hull