Barry and Terry Newman

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

May 2019 - Here are our prayer requests for this month:

1) PLEASE PRAY for our transition time, this time of firstly “ending” here in Gabon, then secondly the “neutral zone” time that always comes about in the middle of saying “goodbye” to one home-place while not yet feeling “at home” in your new place, and thirdly as we go into a “new beginning” time of establishing our “home” in Noth America for our year of Home Assignment (furlough). We are in the middle of sorting, packing, giving-away, throwing-away and it's just a lot of work that needs to get accomplished. PLEASE PRAY that we will stay healthy and have the strength to finish this task well. PLEASE PRAY for us as we look to establish good friendships in our new home; pray that God would send the right people into our lives. This might seem like an odd thing to ask for, but for us...our reality is that we will be in-and-out of our new home area on multiple occasions during the 12 months that we are back in North America, and this just makes it difficult to make meaningful friendships happen. While we're at our home, we would really love to have a few good friends that we can interact deeply with; everyone needs a good friend in their lives!

2) PLEASE PRAY for our need to find a good, used vehicle for our year in North America. We will arrive in North America on the 16th of May, and the reality is that we will need a vehicle almost immediately. PLEASE PRAY that the Lord would direct us to a good vehicle that will be reliable, will suit our needs, and will be economic on fuel. We will be doing a LOT of driving during our year in Canada and the USA, so a good vehicle will allow us to do that, and do it well. God's got the right one for us (it's out there somewhere) and we're asking you to join us in asking him to lead us to it.

3) PLEASE PRAY for both of us as we say our last “good-byes” to friends here in Gabon. You've seen this prayer request before, but it's still very front-and-centre on our minds as we finish up and finish well. PLEASE PRAY for good times of saying “goodbye,” as well as good times of “handing-off” some of the ministry relationships that we have cultivated over the last 6+ years here in our host country. PLEASE PRAY that the Holy Spirit would saturate these farewell times, allowing us to enjoy the good times and more easily walk through the hard times, and that we wouldn't offend anyone along the way.

And these are our prayer requests for this month.  As always...THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your ongoing partnership with us in our work here in Gabon, and with our upcoming year of furlough; can’t do it without you!  Blessings…

Barry & Terry



Updated: May 09, 2019

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