Update (2017-1-7)

Dear Support Team,
 
Happy New Year from Indonesia!

Praises:

  • We were able to get away on a family vacation to another island here in Indonesia over the holidays while we had a break from language school.  We praise God as it was very restful and provided good family time.
  • We praise God for the many gifts from our famiy, friends, and supporting churches that were sent to us.  Extremely humbling to know that we are being thought about and prayed for.
Requests:
  • We started our 7th of 9 units of language school this past week.  Please keep praying for our perseverance and diligence in studying and conversing with our neighbors.
  • We are beginning to make plans to move to Papua in April right after we finish language school, but many things need to happen for that time-frame to work out.  Please pray for us to not be anxious about details like when will our next Visas arrive.
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We have been blessed and encouraged to hangout with a friend from our organization that has come to visit us this week.

 

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,

Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce

Mailing Address:
Jalan Bina Taruna No. 2
Salatiga 50721
Jawa Tengah
Indonesia

We intend for this communication to be a quick snapshot of life in Indonesia so that you can be in prayer and we can stay connected with the body of Christ that is sending us.

Update (2017-1-29)

We are praising God for our support team that loves us so well.  Thank you!!

Praises:

  • We are about to finish Unit 7 of 9 at language school and we are starting to see a light at the end of tunnel in the sense that, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to learn a new language.:)
  • God continues to bless us with health, and we do not take that for granted.
  • God continues to answer our prayer to bring local people into our lives (e.g. a random soldier on the street here in Salatiga who started talking to Leigh and he is from Manokwari, or an Indonesian running partner for Zac that he found on Strava), and we praise God for these opportunities that we simply cannot manufacture on our own.
Requests:
  • We plan to move to our final city (Manokwari) in just 11 weeks (penciled-in move date of April 16th). There are a number of things that have to happen that are outside of our control (e.g. receiving approval to change our visas from student to religious worker) Please pray that we would trust God with these things.
  • Please pray for us to again experience ‘good-byes’ in a healthy way here in Salatiga. Our kids (and the adults!) will be saying goodbye (again) to friends and familiar routines. We are praying for God to help us be intentional in saying goodbye well as we literally move to another new chapter of our lives here in Indonesia.
  • Also, relating to our move, please pray for us to finish language school well and continue to invest ourselves in our community.

During a recent chapel service at language school, Grace gave a testimony in Indonesian about how this move to Indonesia has caused her relationship with Jesus to grow stronger. The only correction she received was that she spoke so fast most of the students could not understand her. Thank you, God, for helping our teenager adapt well so far!  Here is a video if you are interested.

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During a recent chapel service at language school, Grace gave a testimony in Indonesian about how this move to Indonesia has caused her relationship with Jesus to grow stronger.  The only correction she received was that she spoke so fast most of the students could not understand her.  Thank you God for helping our teenager adapt well so far.  

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,

Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce

Mailing Address:
Jalan Bina Taruna No. 2
Salatiga 50721
Jawa Tengah
Indonesia

We intend for this communication to be a quick snapshot of life in Indonesia so that you can be in prayer and we can stay connected with the body of Christ that is sending us.