A further update is that two of their family members have been diagnosed with cancer during the second half of the latter year. They have some serious health problems and ask for our prayers for better health.
Their oldest son is is in Africa and seeks to volunteer for the ministry. Please pray for his transition back to South Africa after a semester and for the Lord’s leading regarding his future.
Their second son, Matthew (18) is a senior and intends to study biology next year in the US, specifically Virginia Tech. Please pray in regards to his future.
Their daughter Lydia (11) has Celiac’s Disease (gluten intolerance). Please pray for her, and for his wife, Patty. She (Patty) has an abundant amount of food preparation due to Lydia’s dietary restrictions (no wheat, barley, rye or oats). This can be difficult due to the lack of ready-made gluten-free products available in South Africa.
Lastly, please pray for some much-needed rest during the holidays and for the next few weeks.