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In this newsletter...

  • Video: Our Girls Share Their Prayer Requests
  • The Importance of Being Commissioned
  • Exciting Support Update
  • Our Last Home Bible Study
  • Praise Report
  • Prayer Requests

Our Girls Share Their Prayer Requests

The Importance of Being Commissioned

       Lately, I have been struck with the significance of being commissioned to the work of missionary service by the leadership of our local church. The men that have poured into my life through their preaching, their admonition, their leadership, and their example have now entrusted me to pass on the beautiful treasure of God's Word to those in foreign lands. My family has been richly blessed because of the leadership of our church. Their testimony and teaching has strongly impacted us for the decades ahead.
       Thank you for praying for my ordination exam on May 14. Three of our elders at Grace Community Church tested me on Bible Knowledge (Mark Tatlock), Practical Theology (Bill Shannon), and Systematic Theology (Mike Riccardi) for a 3 hour period. By the grace of God, I passed this very challenging test. Then, the full Elder Board met on May 16 where they officially voted to ordain me.
       After the end of the meeting, a handful of the men gathered around our family and prayed specifically for us. It blessed us greatly to hear them pray for our family, and especially our daughters.
— David Ellingson
Our shepherds seated for the elders' meeting on May 16th
Our family with Dr. Bill Shannon. Bill has supervised Ashley's biblical counseling certification and been such an encouragement to us.
David with pastor and close friend, Mike Riccardi. 

We now have 100% of our monthly commitments!

Thank you for holding the rope in prayer and support!
This chart shows the amazing provision of God—especially in the last 5 months!

Our Last Home Bible Study

       We praise God for our dear friends in the Chatsworth Bible Study. We've been with this sweet group for the last four years and God has enriched our lives in so many ways through them. We love you each dearly and we thank the Lord for you. 
It has been a tremendous blessing to host this study in our home and to be knit-together with these precious saints

Praise Report:

  • Praise God that David was able to be ordained at Grace Community Church on May 16th.
  • Praise God that through the sacrificial giving of His people we have now reached 100% of the monthly commitments needed!
  • Praise God for the life-long friends He's given us through our church and Bible study group.

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray that we would treasure Christ above anything else.
  • Dear friends, we need a place in Los Angeles (e.g. a portion of someone's garage) to store the boxes of our books and a handful of furniture items for up to a year and half. If at all possible, we want to avoid paying for an expensive self-storage unit. Please pray for God's provision for this urgent need. Thank you!
  • We submitted our French visa applications on May 20th. Pray that our visas are approved.
  • Pray for David to lovingly shepherd Ashley and the girls through our final weeks in Los Angeles.
  • Pray for God's abundant grace for Ashley as she continues her 50 supervised counseling sessions. She still needs another 20 sessions to complete her certification. Pray for God's perfect provision.
  • Pray for our daughters (Isabella, Lydia, Anna, and Clara) as they leave the only home they remember in just a few weeks. 
Recently, John and Patricia MacArthur spent some time connecting with our girls. Every time our girls see them now, they run over for a hug.
All Glory Be to Christ,
David & Ashley, Isabella (age 8), Lydia (age 7), Anna (age 6), and Clara (age 4)


 

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