Thank you for your prayers.
Cuidad Juarez has had another month were the murder rate has been low but things are hotting up a little. However, on the positive side there has been no outbreak of the swine fever in the city. The attached link gives a good insight for prayers for Juarez http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1888111,00.html.
This virus does seem to be starting to level off in México and life is slowly returning to normal! The US currently has over 2200 cases and folks are concerned that the virus will return in a more virulent fashion in the fall. We would appreciate your prayers against this occurring.
We have also had some personal encouragement; a little while ago we asked you to join us in prayer regarding the factors impacting our future plans.
Recently all Linsey's transcripts reached Fuller Seminary, after a lot of confusion, and last week we were offered accommodation, from Sept, in an apartment complex in Pasadena at a cheaper rent than we are paying here in Colorado. On top of that friends in the UK have facilitated a place that we can stay during our time on deputation, Praise God.
For us these are significant answers to prayer as we move forward in linking with Oasis. Several other areas of prayer still being worked on are; obtaining a vehicle during our stay in the UK, developing the final additional funding required for our placement with Oasis US and Fuller Seminary and for the children as they go through this transition period. Especially Ben who leaves school and is hoping to undertake a GAP year 6 months of it in Mumbai with Oasis.
One way the funding part could be attained is if we could get the equivalent of 50 people, churches, groups of individuals or any other permutation you could think of to each take up approximately $30 or £20 units of support per month. If any one would like to know the details of the financials and what is required, see the links on the blog below titles Oasis & Fuller; what to do?
Please pray for the IFM team in the three centers, Colorado, Texas & Mexico as they look to develop into this year. The violence, economic turmoil and the virus epidemic is significantly affecting IFM's role and wisdom is needed as the ministry looks to the future. Please pray specifically for Kathy Hart who Linsey has closely worked with during our spell in Colorado and who will be facilitating the outreach department without Linsey. Praise God that Joe Hart has been given a good measure of health this year.
We are also involved in an event highlighting issues of trafficking & slavery on sat, "songs for our babies". Paul Romig Leavitt, has written some brilliant songs, please pray for its impact.
As a family will be taking part in a 10K run on the Monday. This is significant as only a few years ago Kevin was 12 hours away from being paralyzed and has taken a couple of years to be able to regain his running ability so this run is quite a statement as we look to move on.
We appreciate your prayers and believe they are significant to the development of the kingdom in the areas we are living and working. Its also interesting to note that we have even seen a slight increase in the exchange rate and every little bit helps us.
God bless you.
Kevin, Linsey, Ben, Josh & Charys