I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Dear Friends and Family,
Lorrie and I just returned from the Philippines and are adjusting back to life in Alaska. We went from high humidity temperatures in the 80’s to dry temperatures in the teens. From palm trees, sand, and warm ocean waters to spruce trees, snow, and ice-covered rivers.
We met with our friends and fellow workers in Catanduanes, spoke at four different churches on Sundays and Wednesdays, taught classes, and met with our leadership board. While there we began the rebuilding of the concrete perimeter wall that was severely damaged in a recent typhoon.
The leadership team at the school consists primarily of three couples. All six of the individuals are prior graduates of the school who now, after many years, have married and have families of their own. They are working very well together and carry on the vision of Reap with the same DNA we helped to impart while they were young.
It is our intention to bring two couples to Alaska sometime this next year. We extended letters of invitation to both couples. They will take them to the US Embassy to obtain visas. After we know the results of their visas, we will begin to raise funds and make plans for their visit. It is our hope to instill a greater vision for the school that will last beyond Lorrie and my lives.
As we draw near to Thanksgiving, we are reminded of how thankful we are for each of you. It is because of your prayers and generosity we are able to continue the Reap ministry.
Blessings to you,
Nels, Lorrie and Amy
Photos from left to right – Praise and Worship, Construction on the wall, Nels speaking with Sister Connie interpreting.
Pray With Us!
- For smooth completion of the perimeter fence at the school.
- For Visas for the Philippine couples.
- For the Students as they continue with their studies.
We are Thankful:
- For smooth multiple travel connections to and from the Philippines.
- For the unity of the TBS team.
- For many long-time friends and fellow workers in the REAP ministry.