Dear praying friend,
In less than ten hours, I will be boarding a plane for Mongolia. The Lord has graciously provided for me to return for a one-week visit. Lord willing, I will be preaching twice, working with Dashka and Oyumaa on the translation of the New Testament, and trying to locate a place for us to live upon our return to Mongolia. Please pray that God’s purposes for this trip will be accomplished!
During this last month, the Lord gave us safety in all our travels. In addition to speaking to the Living Hope Baptist Church in Beasain, Spain, I also was invited to address a group of Missionary Kids from all over Europe. Later last month, I preached the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Higuera, since my father could not attend. Fernando has been working at our home office in Arlington for this past year.
My father, Dr. Mike Patterson, has had another surgery on his toes. The infection in two of his toes required the amputation of a digit on each toe, and further work on two other toes. His insurance company has advised them that their insurance premiums will be going up to $2,500 a month this year. Please pray that God would grant them good health, and provision for the many expenses.
Thank you so much for the offering that we have just received. The Lord has used you to meet a need in our lives. Thank you for partnering with us to see God’s Word translated for those who have never heard.
In Christ’s love,
PS The forty-sixth Foreign Field Conference of the Mount Abarim Baptist Mission will be held at the Worth Baptist Church of Fort Worth, Texas on January 23-25, 2012. Please join us for three days of great preaching and fellowship as we consider the need of reaching the world for Christ.