As the summer is approaching quickly here in Ireland, the day light hours are already stretching past 9:00 PM; at it's peak in late June, we can expect it to remain light out side until nearly 11:00 PM. As the sunlight in getting longer we pray that the SONlight will also increase.
With two weeks to go, we are nearing the end of our first formal night class at The Irish Bible Institute (IBI). Our Irish Culture and Gospel class has been a great help for us in two ways. First, we have learned a ton about the current Dublin culture and how dramatically it has changed over the past 15 years. How postmodern and/or postchristian thinking has replaced modernism. Neither are godly and both need to be understood in order to adjust our approach to sharing the gospel. No individual is completely 'postmodern' or 'modern' or anything else. All are combinations of thinking and 'beliefs' whether well thought out or not.
Second, we have made many connections with other people and organization here in Ireland. To know something intellectually is fine, but to know 'someone' is even better. We have gotten to know many people that are committed to serving our God here in Ireland.
Finally, we learned this week that God has answered our prayers concerning Sarah's college, in the fall, and her healthcare insurance. We were informed earlier that she would no longer be on our group medical insurance because she was not a full time student and over the age of 18. We explained that she was full time before our relocation and would be again in the fall, but were still told that she would be dropped from coverage. Well, one of our ABWE partners in Harrisburg contacted the insurance company on our behalf and emailed us to say that they will KEEP SARAH on our coverage. God is so faithful!
- Pray for long term college education direction for Sarah - she will be full time at IBI in the fall, but unsure thereafter.
- Our financial support was increased another $300/month this past week due mostly to the weak dollar vs. the euro. Of this new support need, only about $92/month remains as God has provided over $200 already. We know He will provide the balance so pray for His provision in His way!
- Continue to pray for the Jacob Reynolds family - health issues. Remember that Jacob is the leader of the Irish Bible Institute (IBI).