Dear Prayer Partners,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Thank the Lord for the gifts that He showers upon us every day. He has given us the greatest gift of salvation and has also bestowed upon us our families, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ. Our family thanks God for each and every one of you who makes mention of us in your prayers (Eph. 1:16).
The Lord continues to bless us as we travel on deputation. He has given us safety as we have traveled many miles over the last few weeks. After a mission conference in Tennessee, we found that our car wouldnТt start. We thank the Lord for a mechanic in the church there who was able to fix the problem and get us back on the road. On October 21st, I had the opportunity to preach at a church in Hickory, NC, and during the invitation time a lady came forward to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. I am thankful that the Lord is still in the Уsoul-savingФ business. Also, during the months of September and October, the Lord supplied us with 5 new supporting churches. We are so thankful that God continues to prosper us toward the time when we will be able to go and begin the ministry that He has called us to in Perъ.
Baby Josiah continues to grow and do new things every day. Sara and I are enjoying so much these first few months of having a little one. He is now 2 months old, and the time has just flown by. He started out at just 6 љ pounds, and now he is up to11 pounds. We keep telling him how wonderful it is to sleep all night, but he hasnТt believed us just yet. Sara does a great job looking after him, and Dad does what he can (Yes, Dad has changed several diapers by now.). Sunday evening, October 28th, we had the opportunity to dedicate Josiah to the Lord during a service at our home church. Please pray that God would give us wisdom as we seek to raise Josiah in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Please pray that the Lord would fill us with His Spirit and power as we present our burden in churches in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio in the next few weeks. We also ask that you would pray with us for 20 new supporting churches to make up the last 25% of our needed support. Please also be praying that God would prepare the hearts of the Perъvians to whom we will be ministering.
Psalm 95:2 states, УLet us come before his presence with thanksgivingЕФ How thankful we should be to God for all that He has done for us. Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful time to remember how thankful we should be all year round. May each of you have a blessed Thanksgiving! Our family thanks the Lord for each one who supports us prayerfully and financially. We could not do what we are doing without your faithfulness.
Thankfully Serving the Lord,
Robert, Sara, and Josiah Stover