Dear Family and Friends,
It’s hard to believe that almost a month has gone by since my last update. I thought that I had better get one posted as soon we will be getting ready for a trip out East. We will be going to Vermont for the month of October. Our son Kaleb and his wife Renee will be renewing their marriage vows at the end of the month. We will be seeing all our family who live on the East coast which we are really looking forward to. Our visit will start with the October Retreat at the beginning of the month where we hope to see many of you our friends.
It is also difficult to believe that almost a year has gone by since Stuart’s stroke. We are so thankful to God for bringing us through this time. We also want to thank all of you for your prayers and generous financial support to help us through this. We pray that God has been glorified as we saw the miracle of his healing and care for us.
We know that Stuart has come a long way which is so great to see. He seems to be working a bit hard on his cognitive skills these days. It’s that kind of work that will help him regain what he has lost. This process is very slow so sometimes it can be discouraging to Stuart. Hopefully, he can get involved in helping will church work soon working towards preaching again. There is much work to be done here in the states, also.
Continue to pray for the church family we have been attending with at Rising Sun. Since they got rid of the preacher many families have left. We would like to see what direction they are going before we would decide to go elsewhere. The elders are going to meet with the congregation this Thursday evening to answer questions. We pray that this will be done decently and in order.
I also want to post our phone number which I should have done long ago. It is 515-276-4416. Feel free to call us at any time.
Because of Christ,
Stuart, Valerie and family