Dear Praying Friends,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord for a new year in which to serve the God of Heaven and Earth. I am excited about the opportunities that the Lord has placed before me this year. Lord willing, I will be getting married, traveling to more than sixty meetings throughout the year and, following our wedding, going on a survey trip to Peru with my bride-to-be, Sara.
As I wrote in last month’s letter, I will be married on June 23, 2006, to Sara Ruth Funderburk of Salisbury, NC. I would like to introduce you to her briefly. Sara had the opportunity to grow up in a Christian home and was saved at the age of twelve. One year later, she felt the Lord burdening her heart for missions. As the years went by, the Lord gave her a great love and burden for Spanish-speaking people and later put in her heart a desire to go to Central or South America as a missionary. I am thankful to the Lord for bringing us together in His perfect time that we might go and serve Him together in the country of Peru, South America.
Please pray for me as I travel to four meetings in Michigan and Virginia during the month of January. During the winter months especially, keep me in prayer as I travel through potentially hazardous weather conditions. Also, please pray for Sara as she completes her third year at Crown College in Powell, TN.
The Lord has already tremendously blessed me in 2006 by allowing me to schedule fifteen new meetings. In addition, He has provided $1,000 of the $3,000 necessary for our survey trip in July. To God be the glory. Our support level is at 20% currently but we are trusting God for great things in 2006.
I would like to take the time to thank all of our supporters for their faithful prayers and financial gifts. The Lord has given us such a wonderful group of churches and individuals that are a blessing to us on a regular basis. We thank you so much for your faithfulness because we cannot reach the country of Peru without you.
Please continue to be much in prayer for me to schedule new meetings and to be filled with the Spirit of God as I present the work in new churches.
Serving the Lord with gladness,
Robert Stover, Jr.