Dear Team Members, February 6th, 2015
G’Day from SUNNY FLORIDA! Crazy – as I started typing this it was 60 degrees out, but I was cold and could not get warm. Can’t complain though with the HORRENDOUS WEATHER folk in our home town area of Massachusetts have received Hard to believe they got close to THREE FEET OF SNOW and MORE CONTINUES!!
Teaching English as a Second Language Classes, as an outreach, continues to be a blessing. This term we have a husband and wife from China, and others from countries like Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Poland, etc. One student commented that we are his family. They are all grateful for help our as they adjust to life here in the USA.
We don’t know why, but the amount of Bible Study papers to correct for local prisoners has decreased, so some Wednesday mornings we have off. Please be praying for the inmates that they would have easy access to doing the studies. Sometimes the papers are perfect, and it makes one wonder why they are even in jail. We know the Christian walk is not always easy, but KNOWING God’s Word is a help in winning the battles we face!
What does winter bring to Florida? SNOW BIRDS – better known as ROYAL VOLUNTEERS What a JOY it is to have so many here now to help in practical ways. Our old chapel is being renovated to make six more rooms in our assisted living building, and it is encouraging knowing that project is nearing completion! We are also thankful for the section of the property here designated for these volunteers to park their RV’s for the time they are here helping us.
Cherrie’s connective tissue problems are slowly improving with the medication she is on. It is one often used for rheumatoid arthritis, but that is not what she has. Know she would appreciate continued prayers.
God Bless you and Encourage you as you journey with Him through 2015.
With our Love and Appreciation for you being part of our lives and ministry,
Charlie & Cherrie