Howard Photo Update - May, 2018

Praise the Lord! Gos in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
Psalm 150:1

Tickets to Papua New Guinea
We have purchased our tickets to return to Papua New Guinea! We praise God that He allowed us to find flights at a great price! On July 10 we begin our return trip, departing from Philadelphia, traveling through Los Angeles and the Philippines, and finally arriving back in Papua New Guinea on July 13. We are trusting that God will provide the $165 per month that we still lack. Also please pray that Susan will receive her Papua New Guinea entry permit (visa), which is connected to her new work permit. David and the kids already have visas that are connected to David's work permit. Susan's visa application is at the embassy in Washington awaiting approval from the Papua New Guinea Immigration Department. It can take 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer, for visas to be granted.

In the first week of June, we plan to drive from Florida to Pennsylvania, where we will spend a month visiting with churches, friends, and David’s family. With so much to do between now and then to prepare for our return to PNG – including packing things to ship or take and things to store, and getting our house ready to rent – that date is approaching far too quickly! At the same time, we are trying to make the most of special times shared with family and friends.We would value your prayers for strength and wisdom and for the good-byes we will need to say. Saying good-bye just seems to get harder and harder..

Remaining Monthly Shortfall: just $165!

Family Update

We are very proud of our kids! Katie has completed her first year at Geneva College with excellence. She is currently on a choir tour in Europe with the Genevans, and they will be sharing the message of Christ via music. Melissa, Samuel, and Jonathan have had a very good year at Lakeside Christian School and have all done very well academically and all around. Each one of them received an award for track & field, and Samuel received an award for cross-country, too.

Melissa made it to the regional track & field meet in triple jump.
(Photo by Courtney Rozeveld)

Katie had a lead role in a one-act play this month. She did a great job!

Johnny has been in braces this year to correct an under bite. We praise God that he was able to complete his orthodontic treatment in just 9 months! He gets his braces off on May 15. Melissa had her wisdom teeth out on April 13, as well as a baby canine tooth. We are praying that God will bring her permanent canine tooth down into place and that her mouth will fully heal from the surgery. She is still having some pain and sensitivity. Katie will also be getting her wisdom teeth out on May 30. Pray that all goes smoothly and that Katie recovers well from her oral surgery.

Also please pray for Melissa as she considers college and career options. She will graduate next year!

We praise God for his overwhelming kindness toward us and for how He has been providing for us to return to Papua New Guinea in July. We have loved being home with you all this year. When we return, a part of our hearts will always remain here.

Thank you so much for your partnership with us in this ministry. We are so blessed to have you in our lives and as part of our ministry team.

Much love to you all, David, Susan, and family