Since we completed our "Farewell Concert Series" on July 31, 2018, it has been a challenge to keep up with all the new things we have had to learn and do with GraceWorks. However, we have discovered that our "old" ministry isn't gone--just changed.
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but God is faithful, and His work continues...just not the way we thought it would go at the beginning of the year.
In January, February, and the first part of March, we visited churches in Arizona and Nevada, presenting the vision and work of GraceWorks Global along with Allen and Sheree and family. It involved one motorhome and our 5th wheel parked in church parking lots, and all eight of us busy with some part of the presentation and interaction with the pastors and congregations of six churches. Response was good, and we were making preparation for Allen's overseas trips when...LOCKDOWN!
Since the middle of March, Allen has continued his outreach to the foreign fields, and even expanded the reach of GWG, except that none of these ministries involved any of us physically visiting the fields. Allen has managed to provide teaching to multiple locations in at least six different countries, with at least three of those being places he has never visited personally. The pastors are responding with positive comments about how they are improving their own ministry outreach as a result of his involvement. We are amazed at what God continues to do within the limitations imposed by governments, airlines, weather, and our own health interests.
As of November, 2020, the truck has given us about 29,000 miles of good service on the rebuilt engine, but hasn't had to pull the "house" anywhere since March. We are still praying that God will provide the funds to restore the $5,000 we had to pull from our retirement account, which wasn't very big in the first place, to pay for that rebuild.
Phil's recovery from the heart attack and stent implant early last year seems to be nearly complete, and we are encouraged that God may be giving us many more years of ministry.
We are confident that God is still in control, and that He will work out the details of our new responsibilities, the finances, and Phil's continued healing, but if you would like to pray about these needs, we would appreciate it.
Also, we would GREATLY appreciate your financial help in recovering the cost of that diesel engine rebuild.