Ron and Ruth Julian

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


Yes, it has been a long time since you received our last update letter, and a lot has happened since we last wrote. We will start with the present and go back in time.

• August 22, 2018 – September 7, 2018
Ron will travel to Central Africa to be with the Bongolo Hosptial team during their team retreat. He will then go to Pointe-Noire, Congo to work with the Vili team.

• Around February 2018
We asked for permission to extend our time in the States. Hannah has been doing so well in school (thriving in 7th grade, making friends in her neighborhood, at school, and at church). We asked that she be able to finish her middle school time here. The C&MA leaders agreed to this extension.

• July 2017 – July 2018
Ron, Ruth, and Hannah have been living in Wheaton, Illinois, during their home assignment year. Ron continued in his Team Developer role and spoke at missions conferences for Alliance churches in Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania while Ruth invested in helping Hannah transition to 7th grade public school. It has also been wonderful to be so close to Brandon and Leticia, who both live in Chicago. We see them often and we were all able to get together for Travis and Kaylyn’s visit. We all enjoyed getting to know Lewis their 15 month old son!

• July 2016 – July 2017
Ron and Ruth worked in the Team Developer role. Ruth taught full-time at FATEAC. Hannah finished her 6th grade year. After so many years of homeschooling (all but 2nd grade), Hannah asked to do “out of the home” school when we returned to the USA for home assignment.

Prayer Requests

Thank you for praying for us. Here are praises and recent prayer requests.

• For Ron’s trip to Gabon: The team will be having their field retreat. Ron would like to listen well and be an encouragement to each team member and also with regards to the team vision as a whole.
• For Ron’s trip to Congo: Ron will be arriving close to the time when the Dave and Teresa Bill will be returning to Congo and joining the Bellamys on the Vili team in Pointe-Noire for the first time. Pray for good discussions about their team mission and the role each will play on the team.
• For Hannah as she begins her eighth grade year next Wednesday, Aug. 22.

We praise God for how preparations for Ron’s trip have come together including a rapid reply from the Congo Embassy with a visa in Ron’s passport.

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Updated: August 14, 2018

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