Malta Mondays 47
Nov 20, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving week!
I am still a bit in shock that it is already Thanksgiving week- time is flying! We plan to join some friends from another organization at their home although I am bringing the turkey, and then we’ve been asked to a British friend’s home later in the evening. Then Saturday evening we have a meal in our home planned with the neighbors in our block of flats. All but one family has said they would attend so please pray for that meal too. My hairdresser also joins us every year. 😀 It’s always a great opportunity to talk about our faith and encourage them to think about theirs. Then Sunday afternoon we are helping another American friend throw a big meal for her friends. So yup, we’re going to be a cooking and a cleaning and a eating this week! Hopefully all for the glory of God (so with some restraint on the eating part…) 😀 I pray that you’ll be able to take time with family and friends too- and reach out to those who may not have family nearby. And if you are on this list but not American, why not take some time to stop and think about what and whom you are thankful for and then let them know?!
Meanwhile we also have normal activities because (surprise) Thanksgiving is NOT a national holiday here. 😀 I have a two day seminar with the Epilepsy group as we work on an EU funded project to produce a pictorial guide about epilepsy to use with migrants. Earl asks prayer for a man that he and a church member met with last week. He seems very close to making a decision for Christ but is weighing the cost. The Soup-er Womens’ fellowship was, well, super! We had 12 ladies and one young lady and about half were Maltese and half from different countries. My friend who is not yet a believer came and heard a very clear message from another friend about finding our joy in Christ. The men’s prayer breakfast also went well I hear, with several not yet believers attending and hearing the gospel. Pray for this coming Sunday morning as we have our “Friend’s Day” breakfast and invite friends and neighbors to come and have an English breakfast (eggs, sausages, baked beans) and hear songs, testimonies, and a short sermon.
Today I’ve been preparing for my exam in Biblical Counseling and I’m about to go take it. There is also an interview with the Maltese government regarding accreditation today for myself and for Earl as he serves as one of the teachers from time to time. Do pray that it will go well and that this will continue to be an excellent way for believers to receive training in Malta. There are several other unspoken requests on my mind for different folks. Also pray for the Borg family in Australia as they are traveling to Malta on November 28th to minister here. Ask for good goodbyes and excellent travel. We attended a three-hour training with Child Evangelism Fellowship this week too and we are praying about using these materials in the coming year with our church kids. There are also several new opportunities in Bormla so pray we’ll have wisdom and discernment as we follow Christ.
Kids Korner: You can see that Kathryn had a little snow in Germany- boys were a bit jealous. 😀 She found out that she will have the opportunity to go serve in Ethiopia for a week over spring break so she is praying towards that opportunity. I think she’d appreciate prayers for Algebra 2 as well. Thomas was a bit sick on Thursday and Friday. The doctor just thought he needed rest and decongestant and he is feeling better and back to school today. Nathan had a great week and is actually off from school today and tomorrow for the teachers to have some training so he’s been enjoying some down time.