Sunday, October 01, 2006

It's another rainy day here in the Philippines. Though it has been drizzling most of the morning, Garry was able to make a flight to one of our locations and pick up two missionary ladies who needed to come to town. One lady has a daughter at boarding school whom she is planning to meet here in town at the end of the week.

There are 3 families that currently serve at this location. (One couple is on furlough for another month or two.) The entire team is involved in language and culture study, trying to understand how the local people think in order to communicate the Gospel clearly. Language study is not most people's favorite thing, but rather a necessary part of doing cross-cultural ministry. We admire these folks who day after day, week after week, keep studying and learning while building relationships with the people. We pray that the day soon comes when they can clearly communicate the Word of God. The team there is also busy ministering to the physical needs of the people-- providing medical help, teaching literacy, and helping them improve their gardens and food supply.

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