Many times we enjoy the “highs” and excitement of life, but when those die down, we grudgingly return to the normal, everyday, boring routines of life. Paul commanded the Thessalonian church to make it their goal to live a quiet, drama-free life. “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you” (1 Thess 4:11). While the excitement of life events and special activities is a gift from God, so is the daily routine of work and family and regular responsibilities. We may spend a lot of our spiritual energy on handling the craziness of life, but we can also glorify God by faithfully discharging the everyday duties he has entrusted to us.
We have enjoyed a quieter season since returning from language school in south Texas. This past month, we visited two churches in Ohio and enjoyed the opportunity to worship several times with our home church, Westerville Bible Church. We have been continuing to study Spanish—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—and made some needed repairs around our house. We also had the privilege of seeing the Flincks for a few days as they made their way through the area on their furlough and we reunited our 2016 Chile mission trip team!
We are looking forward to serving the Lord as we lead a week of Family Camp in July, and then spending five weeks of ministry with one of our supporting churches, Mountain Home Bible Church. We have several meetings scheduled for this fall with our supporting churches with the goal of leaving for Chile by the end of the year. You can view our itinerary at perrys2chile.com/calendar. The next few months look like this:
- June 26–28: Pastors’ Conference at Peniel Bible Camp, Chesterville, Ohio
- July 3–8: Family Camp at Peniel Bible Camp, Chesterville, Ohio
- July 10–August 14: Ministry at Mountain Home Bible Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas
- November 5: Commissioning Service at Westerville Bible Church, Westerville, Ohio
It was great to see the Flinck family as they passed through Ohio!
Pray for Pastor Andrés and his wife, Cecilia, as they serve the church in Antofagasta while the Flincks are on furlough.
Thank God with us:
- For his grace helping us continue to study Spanish. He enabled us to meet a neighbor lady from El Salvador, Milagro, who has been helping Bekah!
- For his grace and care for us—He cares for birds and weeds: how much more does he care for us?
- For his grace in ministering and working here in Ohio.
Pray to God with us:
- For spiritual strength to work on Spanish and make preparation to leave for Chile at the end of the year.
- For grace to serve in a Christlike way this coming month.
- For wisdom in the myriad of details that must be taken care of during the rest of this year.