October Prayer Letter
Dear Pastors and praying friends,
God has been so good! This past month has taken us to meetings in seven different states. Deputation has put over 40,000 miles on our vehicle so far. That seems labor intensive on our part, but as we have been faithful to labor, God has been faithful to give the increase! Three new churches sent in support for the first time and four others gave us their intention to partner with us this month.
We were blessed to be in three missions conferences this past month. One pastor in particular was a special blessing to me. It wasn’t in anything he did for me, but I watched him through the week and never saw him without a young man he was mentoring. They rode with him to every meal or meeting. He called them his “mighty men”! He has high hopes that God would use them in the Gospel ministry. What an example this was for us and a reminder that the world will be won to Christ not through distant acquaintances but through loving people, building relationships, mentoring, and discipling.
This next month has been highly anticipated for us. We are purchasing tickets for our survey trip! It has been a matter of prayer for us over the last several months that God would provide the funds and direction in this. Our survey trip will be in December. Please pray for us about this matter. We want God to use this time in ours lives. Pray He would make this a very profitable endeavor as we are preparing for long term ministry there. There are may questions to be answered about the culture and relationships to be forged with pastors and missionaries there. None of these things are too hard for our God. We trust He will take care of us as His children.
To Indonesia with Truth,
Jesse and Faith Turpin