Lloyd Update: 2018-1-27

Dear partners,
Here is a quick update on the past few weeks.  (Reminder, we are now also communicating the ‘on-the-ground’ aspects of life via a secret Facebook group to allow for more timely prayer and praise requests.  If you did not receive an invite, then please email us and we will add you).

Praises:

  • We cannot overstate how great it was to have the Filceks stay with us for a week and experience our lives.  We are so thankful for your generosity in contributing to the gifts they brought with them.  We also do not take for granted the health and on-time flights coming and going that they experienced as well.
  • We have started new programs this month (Leigh and Zac teaching ESL and Zac playing basketball) at the community center and are praising God for the many new faces that are coming to our classes.

Requests:

  • The local university (we technically live on university property) has not resumed classes yet since Christmas break.  We believe they will return this week or next, and we ask you to pray that God would provide opportunities to interact with these students, most of whom follow the majority religion.
  • Our health continues to be as good if not better than we experienced in America. Please continue to pray for this. But also, we are considering having some orthodontic work done on our 3 oldest children. We could wait until they are adults and staying in the US full time. However, it appears like there is a reputable and sufficiently trained orthodontist in the country that we could use. He is located in the capital city of Jakarta which is a 4.5-hour flight away from our home.  Please pray for us to have wisdom regarding this non-emergency medical need.

(Leigh made this video recently of her weekly shopping trip for the Community Bible Study group in Kalamazoo, you are welcome to watch it as well)

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Here we are having dinner with the Filcek family.  They were so generous.  They paid for EVERYTHING while they were here.
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Here is Leigh teaching her class of college age and adults.
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We said goodbye to our TEAMmates (Ryan and Mandy) this month as they head back to Florida for the birth of their first child.
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On Mondays and Wednesdays, Zac has been teaching a class of 6-10 Indonesians the fundamentals of basketball, while their parents are in Leigh’s class.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Zac plays 5 on 5 with high schoolers and adults, and it has been great!

Seeking the Fountain of Living Waters,
Zac and Leigh
Grace, Bryce, Reece, and Jayce
brokencisterns.com

Our mailing address is:
Zac Lloyd
PO Box 115
Manokwari
Papua Barat 98301
Indonesia