Hey everyone. Before we get into the adventures of the past few weeks, I’ve got some heavy things on my heart that you can be praying about. Here they are:
Prayer for the Leedahl Family and the Ukarumpa Community
The past two weeks have been an incredibly hard time for my Uka-family and friends. One of our pilots was in a serious motorcycle crash and ended up losing his leg. The Leedahl’s (Jon, Adie, and their three young sons) came to Ukarumpa a few weeks before I went on furlough in June. Their strength and trust in God these past two weeks is a testament to their faith and the Holy Spirit at work in their family. Please visit their website to see their story and how you can be specifically praying for them: http://theleedahls.com/ (it will pop up in a new window).
Prayer for my financial situation
I am currently receiving about half of the monthly budget I need in order to return to PNG in January and be there to teach math for the second semester of school. Pray for people’s hearts to be opened to partner with my ministry in PNG so I can return in January. If I am not receiving 100% of my monthly financial needs by early December, I will not be able to return to PNG by January when I am needed.
To see a video of what my ministry in PNG is about, click on the picture below:
If you would like to become a monthly financial partner in my ministry, click here: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/leah-rigsby
Prayer for unknowns and impending goodbyes
As December approaches and the need for 100% financial support draws near, I find myself very stressed. Saying that you trust God to provide, isn’t just a statement you make and then it’s done. It is a daily surrendering of your plans and worries that sometimes needs to be renewed hour by hour, or even minute by minute so you don’t freak out and implode. Pray that I don’t implode 🙂
Also, please be praying for me, my family, and my friends as we prepare to say “goodbye” once again when I leave for a three-year term in PNG. I am excited to return, but sad to say goodbye, as I’m sure my family and friends are, too. Pray for them that they can “let me go” but also know that in doing so, they are not only supporting and encouraging me, but are a part of the thousands of pieces that come together so the Bible can get translated into the many languages of Papua New Guinea.
Speaking of friends…
I got to see some these past few weeks! I made my way out to Colorado and it was gorgeous!! I also hiked a mountain. That was not gorgeous. Here’s a pretty funny (if I do say so myself) video about my hike: http://youtu.be/L4oGd7ISlfI
Here are some pictures of the beautifulness that is Colorado:
Then I went to Florida! Much pretty. So beach. Take a look!
… And Family!
My family and I got to go to the State Fair of Texas!! We haven’t been there together as a family in almost ten years. We ate all the fried things, went crazy at the food court, and had a grand ol’ time!
I’m so thankful for this time and these opportunities to see my friends and hang out with my family. I can’t wait till Thanksgiving and Christmas are here and I get to see all my extended family!!
Thank you all so much for your prayers and encouragement. If you have any questions or just want to say “Hey!” shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org