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Return Date: October 2021

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps,” Proverbs 16:9. We certainly don’t know what the future holds or what will become of the pandemic, but we are pressing forward in faith and making plans for a return to South Asia in October, 2021. We are encouraged by friends from other organizations who have recently returned as well as by conversations with our teammates Jay and Beryl and our leaders at IDEAS. 
We've made the most of family time inside this Winter and are excited for warmer weather and many walks to the nearby ice cream shop. 

Baby Boy

Baby Boy is due on June 24th. Jess is doing well, and we are all excited to welcome this little one to our family! We are praying for a safe and healthy delivery and newborn period and for expediency in applying for a passport for the baby followed by visas for all. 

Grand Rounds

Scott gave a presentation on his medical experiences in South Asia at the Ohio State University Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, March 9th. He received many encouraging remarks and feedback. Please pray for the impact from the talk to persist and to lead to fruitful conversations with friends and colleagues. 

Financial Partnership Needed

As we begin our preparation for return in earnest, one of our largest tasks will be developing additional partners to join in the work in South Asia. Through many generous supporters, God provided for all our needs during our initial term. Even still, our growing family size and a transition from an initial budget to a more long-term and hopefully sustainable budget means we need to raise additional financial support, especially in the form of monthly gifts. Please pray with us for the provision of these partners, and please prayerfully consider initiating or increasing your giving. We’re blessed to be able to serve together with you in this way!

South Asia Through Pictures

Please click the photo below to view pictures and stories of the pandemic’s impact on one country in South Asia. Though this photo essay is a little old (August 2020), we trust it will be eye-opening and helpful in bringing this part of the world before your minds. 

Prayer Requests

Impact of Grand Rounds Presentation - please pray for long-term fruit and good conversation to result from Scott's Grand Rounds presentation. 

Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery - please be in prayer for Jess and the baby; due date is June 24th.

Financial Support and Partnership - please pray that God would provide many to join with us in the work in South Asia through prayer and financial partnership. 

Jay and Beryl - please continue to pray for our teammates Jay and Beryl. They continue to serve at the clinic and orphanage in South Asia. Pray for access to the COVID-19 vaccine (so far, only nationals and foreigners working within the embassies have been granted access). Also, join with us in prayer for the provision of short-term doctors to provide much needed rest and vacation for them. 

Thank You!

Please let us know how we can be praying for you.
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