May 2019
Hi friends,

It has been too long. It was great to be with our Woodridge church family for a few weeks in February. We are thankful for the warm welcome, the meals, the furnished apartment - all the love we received during our time there. We had a good time visiting our ministry partners in northern Wisconsin as well.

In March, I spent two weeks away from my family at a missionary medical intensive down in North Carolina. I am extremely grateful for the valuable training I received. I spent many, many hours working through 50 case studies of patients with diseases common in developing countries. We practiced taking vital signs, received various lectures, and worked through labs (suturing, giving injections, and urinalysis). I left with some incredible medical resources in hand, and a crash course in medicine for contexts where professional care is not readily available. But, praise God that my family's well-being lies in the loving and watchful care of our heavenly Father, and not mine. While I was away, Anna and the kids stayed with her brother and family - what a blessing.

In April, we flew out to Washington where we piled into my sister-in-law's house. There were nine little cousins ages 1 to 7 all under the same roof. It was a very special time. Please continue to pray for Naomi and her kids as they navigate life without Diego.

This next month will be full of more doctors visits, vaccines, choosing home school curriculum, other necessary preparations for our return to Brazil, and meetings with ministry partners.

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support! We couldn't go without you. 

David & Anna
Praise God:
  • For safety throughout all of our travelling
  • For a good time reconnecting with family and ministry partners
Please pray:
  • For us through all of the practical preparations to return: doctors visits, choosing home school curriculum, buying supplies, packing etc.
  • For our family as we make the mental and emotional preparations to return
  • For our church planting co-workers (João and Hope) and Yanomami friends
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