Dear Supporters and prayer partners,
We have been back in the States for several weeks now. We want to keep you all updated as to how
we are doing. We are enjoying spending time with our children and grandchildren as well as getting
reacquainted with our church family here in Springfield, Missouri. Along with some much needed
time for rest, prayer, and fasting, we have been serving our pastor and church. I have been teaching
Sunday school, as well as working around the property to help complete some much needed
Brethren, we know that only eternity will reveal all that was accomplished during our ministry in the
Czech Republic. There were souls saved, families were discipled, and the Gospel was preached to
every creature the Lord brought across our path. We rejoice in all that He accomplished through us.
Every pastor understands the stress and burdens that have to be faced when setbacks arise in
ministry. Often discouragement, self-deprecation, doubt, and even depression can set in. In spite of
these things, I am certain that we have completed the work the Lord had for us to do in Brno. We
are anticipating direction for continued service in the near future. Thank you for your continued
support and encouragement.
We are pleased and excited to announce the engagement of our oldest son, James, to a very godly
and sweet young lady that he met in college, Caitlyn Hosfeld. They met in January 2016 and have
been friends ever since. James proposed to Caitlyn in August of this year. They plan to be married
after they both graduate in May 2019. James has also accepted a job offer from a company in Kansas
City. He will begin work there after graduation as well. James spent the summer with them doing his
internship in software developement. While James is beginning his senior year in college, David is just entering his freshman year. We rejoice in what the Lord is doing in each of their lives.
We would like to thank each of our supporters who sent additional funds to help us pay to ship our
belongings to the United States. I recently heard from the shipping company. The container should
be arriving in Chicago soon, and then it will be transferred onto a truck to be delivered to us here in