Friday, November 8, 2013

November 2013 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

November is here and Thanksgiving is coming soon! We have so much to thank God for! The last few months, we have requested prayer for Michelle and our unborn daughter. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, October 13th, Michelle gave birth to our new baby! Ellowyn Marie Blanz, also known as Ellie, was born at 7 lbs, 9 oz and 21” long! Ellie spent an extra day in the hospital for phototherapy, but is now doing quite well. Michelle is also recovering quite well. Lila is very loving towards her little sister and constantly wants to be with “baby Ellie!”

Despite having a baby and several follow-up appointments, we have done our best to keep on full steam ahead. We were privileged to be in two missions conferences, both of which are strong prospects for support. Jeremy was able to book 7 more meetings, including one more missions conference, in the states of FL, GA, MI, and CT. As we set our sights upon language school, Jeremy is preparing our application for language school in Costa Rica for Spring 2014. We still have about 20% more support to raise, but we are trusting in the Lord's provision. During our time at home, we enjoyed being able to spend a little time in our home church, teach Sunday School, be involved in prayer meetings, and help in door to door visitation. We believe best way to maintain a burden for the foreign mission field is to stay involved in reaching our home field.

We appreciate all of your prayers and support! Last month, God answered prayer in giving Michelle a safe delivery and a healthy baby girl. This month, please pray for the following:

1. That Ellie has good health and for Michelle to have a quick recovery.
2. That the Lord provide our remaining support by April 2014.
3. That the Lord help us to be an encouragement and blessing to the churches we have the privilege of being in.

In Christ,
Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz