Friday, May 31, 2013

May Update

Dear Prayer Partners, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now….” Philippians 1:3-5 As I sat down to write, this verse ran through my head. Many of you have been faithful to pray for us for many years now, and we are so grateful for your role in all that God has done and is continuing to do, both in and through us. Please do not ever underestimate the incredible impact your prayers have on the advance of the Kingdom – you will probably not know the fulness of your impact until you get to Heaven, but I am sure that it is deeper and more profound than any of us can imagine. As you know, we continue to be in the USA on medical leave from the mission for a somewhat mysterious inflammatory condition. We and our team of doctors are investigating some new possibilities for what could be causing the condition and we continue to believe for Cam’s complete and total healing. In the meantime, we have heard from the mission doctor that they can only give us a few more months of medical leave. If at that point Cam has not improved to the point of being able to get medical leave to return to Brazil, we would need to take a leave of absence or resign from the mission. Please join us in praying for direction in how we should move forward at this time. There are a lot of things up in the air. We are believing for Cam’s healing, but if that does not come just yet, we do not know if we’ll be able to return to the field. If we do not return to Brazil, we will need to find a ministry position here in the USA. Please pray: 1. That God would heal Cam completely and quickly. 2. That God would clearly show us and the mission doctors whether or not we are to return to Brazil. 3. If the door to Brazil is closed, that God would clearly show us what doors He is opening for ministry for us.