Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Missions News from Lebanon

November 4, 2018

October News

Trust God. He knows all things and is perfect in all His ways.

At the three month point of our term, we knew we would have to leave the country for a few days and return to apply for a new three month visa.  In the previous weeks we considered where we should travel (at the beginning of October), but felt God's assurance that we shouldn't make any decisions or book any flights.  On September 21st we understood why.  That was the day we received the shocking news of the passing of Jonathon's father.  On October 1st we all flew to Manitoba for the funeral and to spend time with family.  We arrived back in Lebanon on October 12th, with our new visas in hand.  God is in control.

We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support from our families, as well as, individuals and churches in The Middle East and North America.  Thank you for your help with our airfare expenses and your words of comfort and prayers.  We thank God for ordering our steps and giving us peace that passes understanding.   

(Top Photo) We first met Cheryl in 2010 when our family served as AIMers in Jordan.  We quickly fell in love with her humble spirit and grew close to her.  She even babysat Matthew and Shalyn who were only age 10 and 8 at that time.  Imagine our mutual surprise when we discovered that we would work together again, in an entirely different country.  Cheryl was one of the leaders who filled in for us while we travelled to Canada in October.

(Bottom Photo) God provided another leader to fill in for us while in Canada.  Nada is a Lebanese Canadian, living in Montreal, Quebec.  She attends the St. Laurent Church pastored by Rev. Paul Graham.  She came to Lebanon for 3 weeks to visit her family.  The timing of her visit was clearly God ordained.  She did some interpreting, and lead Bible Studies in our absence.

Wednesday Bible Study at the house of Nada's mother.

New French Bible Study began in October. It is a weekly class in the northern, unchurched city of Tripoli.  

Thank you Sean for your burden to provide Bibles in Lebanon.  With your donation, we bought 10 French Bibles in Canada and brought them back in our carry on luggage.  These French ladies had given away their bibles to others who were in need.  We were able to give them brand new Bibles.  They were thrilled!!

Matthew teaching at a Saturday house Bible Study.

Prayer Requests

A large percent of the Lebanese church are new believers.  Please pray with us for a further outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Also pray that these new believers will be set free from ancient cultural beliefs and practices.

Six months after the election, the politicians are finally close to forming a coalition government.  The country will soon be bankrupt if it does not establish a parliament that can receive funding from western nations.  Pray that this parliament will formed according to God's timing and plan.

God bless you!

The Deweys
Jonathon, Sherry, Matthew, Shaylyn

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