We have so much to be thankful for. Yes, we have been through a lot of hardships over the years, but we are grateful for life, love, friends and family, and our security being anchored outside our circumstances in the One who never fails us. The Lord has seen us through, carried us, and has provided for us through the most difficult seasons of our lives. Because of your love, prayers and support, you have been His hands and feet to us and thousands of people. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Ministry has continued in the Philippines despite our absence. We help a handful of families that continue the work of Zoé International Ministries. We have students that we sponsor to stay in school and kids we support. We help with nutritional needs and some medical needs. We continue to provide a safe place for the children to play in the squatter village we lived in for 9 years. Bible studies continue and bible distribution continues. We are in communication with them nearly every other day and continue to pray, advise, and hold them financially accountable. God has been so faithful in continuing the work there.
Stateside Mark is available to minister to neighbors, building relationships, volunteering at the school, offering youth gatherings and fellowship gatherings, hosting of missionaries, and speaking engagements. Patti is working at a pregnancy medical clinic where they offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound, and pregnancy education and resources. Since it is a ministry as well, she can freely share about the love of Jesus there to those that are interested. The Lord called her there and she truly loves it.
We would love to reconnect. Please email us, or give us a call or text, we would love to hear from you and what the Lord is doing in your life and how we can pray for you.
Thank you for your continued love, support, and prayers.
Mark, Patti and Bekah