Dear Pastors and praying friends,
This past month has been one full of milestones for our family. The 19th of this month was the second marriage anniversary for Faith and myself. I am so thankful for Faith and being able to serve the Lord together with her. To celebrate our anniversary we spent a portion of that afternoon at the doctor’s office. We had a scheduled check up on the baby that’s due in November. We are excited to announce, we are expecting a little girl!
As I write this letter, we are packing and preparing to leave for the airport. Tomorrow, we are bound for Indonesia! Our long awaited survey trip is here. We have a few long plane rides in front of us but couldn’t be happier to be going to the other side of the world. Pray for us over these next couple weeks for several things. Pray for Faith as we travel. We have been warned and are anticipating that this much travel while expecting will be very taxing for her. Pray we meet the right people and develop relationships that will help us as we move there permanently. We have many questions about visas and regulations with us coming in as missionaries. Several of our missionary friends and others we pray for have seen an increase in the difficulty to obtain the proper paperwork in a number of countries. Also pray the Lord would work in our hearts as we are there. I haven’t been to a foreign field when I haven’t seen the desperate need for the Gospel. We have a tremendous need in America, but by far the laborers really are few.
We crossed another threshold this past month. We officially passed 50% of our needed support! We have been praying and working to get to Indonesia, but it’s our God that has been faithful to supply the increase. We are so thankful to the many churches and Christians that have helped us along the way to be here now. If you are interested to keep up with us on our survey trip or throughout deputation, you can follow us along on our blog at www.truth.world. We hope to post many pictures and happenings there. God bless you all.
To Indonesia with Truth,
Jesse and Faith Turpin