Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Road to Russia #1

We have officially started deputation as of March 28th, 2012! We had been anticipating starting deputation for the last six months. It seemed like it would never get here and now it's here! The Lord has already blessed our travels in ways we couldn't have imagined.

We arrived! 663 miles later!
We attended our first missions conference in Columbia, Missouri a few weeks ago. We were blessed to be hosted by such a loving missions minded church. As we entered our hotel room we found a gift basket with lots of goodies in it. As we looked closer we found about $200 worth of gift cards from the church! I was truly humbled by their kindness and generosity. We were complete strangers to them, yet they showed us the love of Christ. They were such a blessing to us and we will forever be grateful for them!  It was a great way to start off deputation!!
James and I with The Renshaws ( a family I know from Florida!)
Pastor Hastings and his wife, Christina

We head to our next church tomorrow in Euclid, Ohio (not too far from home). We will be there all day and James is preaching the evening service. We look forward to spending the day with them! On Wednesday and Thursday this week we will be in Central Lake, Michigan for a missions conference.

Our prayer is that we can be a blessing to each church we are attending. We never want to go expecting something from the church, rather to be a blessing. We are thankful for the opportunity to present our ministry all across this nation!

We are excited to say we have about 18% of our support raised so far! God has been good to provide faithful churches and people who have supported us from the beginning. We are very thankful to have this much raised already! Praise the Lord!

Our Agenda: At the beginning of May we will be out in the midwest area (Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, etc.) until the end of September. August we will be back in the Ohio area, and September we will be in Alaska. October we will again be back in Ohio. And Lord willing in December-January we will be in Florida! ( Almost like we planned it that way!) 

We truly appreciate your prayers as we travel!! May the Lord bless your services tomorrow as you serve Him in church.

-Amber Pranger