Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 2013 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

April was a very busy month for us. Last month, we were privileged to be a part of 4 missions conferences and 5 other meetings for a total of 23 church services. Michelle and I were also involved in teaching Sunday School and childrens' church, speaking in Christian school chapel and a ladies meeting, as well as helping out with door to door visitation and church repair. Somewhere in between, we found time to make calls, eat, sleep, and breathe! Between our meetings in IL, MI, IN, PA, and NJ, we drove over 3,000 miles last month. All of this labor was not without reward. We were pleased to see that 4 new churches have begun supporting us as well as $555 new monthly support promised! It is so exciting to be getting so much closer to beginning our ministry in Nicaragua!

Although, we were very busy last month, we were also able to enjoy doing some things we would not normally be able to do. One church had taken us to the Sight and Sound theater, where we saw the Noah production. Also, Jeremy was taken to a Phillies baseball game. Michelle was able to go on a couple shopping trips with ladies from the churches. As for Lila, she makes new friends everywhere she goes. She has also become quite the missionary too! At one conference, Lila grabbed our prayer cards and gave one to every one we met. As the children came to our table, we were supposed to sign and stamp their missions conference “passport.” At one point, Lila politely grabbed another child's passport booklet, then grabbed a pen off of our table. She then proceeded to attempt to sign the child's booklet.

Thank you for all of your prayers! After 2 ½ months of non-stop travel, we will finally get to go home for a few days before hitting the road again. This month, please pray:

     1. That the Lord will continue to help Michelle during pregnancy and traveling.

     2. That the Lord will help us to book more meetings to fill our calendar.

     3. That the Lord will help us to quickly raise the remaining support needed.

In Christ,

Jeremy and Michelle Blanz