Tuesday, November 17, 2015

October Update

Dear friends and family, October 16, 2015

As fall is finaly here and Thanksgiving around the corner, we would like to share with you what we are thankfull for and give you a few prayer requests.

First of all we want to thank you for praying for us. Your prayers have sustained us this year through hard times. Only in eternity will we know how God has used you to support us and the Miratejo Church and we are very greatfull for that.

We are enjoying our new house, that we moved into in Febuary. We have continued to work on the house and renovate different areas that needed to be updated. There are still things we need to work on, but we will take one step at a time. It has already been a blessing to have more space for hosting visitors and for Lorena to play.

We were greatfull to be able to have a team of 18 from Clackamas, Oregon visit us in August. They were a wonderfull encouragement to us as a family and to our church as they spent time with us and did Vacation Bible School in two locations.

During the last few months Lancy has been suffereing from pain in her abdomen. After visiting several doctors we finaly found out that the pain was from kidney stones. One of the stones was so big she needed to have surgery. October 7th she had surgery and spent four days in the hospital. She is now recovering, but still has to deal with several smaller stones that were not able to removed and now have to be treated with medication.

Please continue to pray for Mário as a pastor. This year there have been a lot of sinful situations at church; young people that leave the Lord for the world, couples that have deep problems in their relationships, greed and envy are problems delt with everyday. In the mist of it all we see God building several other familys up, streching them and using them to serve the Church and to glorify the Lord.

Lorena is getting taller every day. She speaks mostly Portugues, but understands a lot of English. She has been giving us a hard time all summer tring to potty train her, but finally it looks like she is starting to get it.

Please also pray for us, we are going through the adoption process here in Portugal, that God would guide every step.

“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalm 126:5-6

Thank you once again,
Mário, Lancy & Lorena