**Weekly update from my mom**
Dear Loved Ones,
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. The last couple of weeks have been hard for us.
Steve flew to the States about a week and a half ago. We have been monitoring Devin from this side and began to be concerned about his lack of progress healthwise. We talked with Jon Konnerup and our sending pastor and they agreed that one of us needed to come to see what the situation was. When Steve arrived, Devin had been diagnosed with pneumonia again. That is the fourth time since last year. After talking with his doctor and his deans at Liberty, it was decided that Devin would take a medical withdrawal. This was a hard decision for all of us but most of all for Devin who has been doing his best to adjust to America, adjust to college life and relationships all the while struggling with some serious health issues. Would you pray that God will help us to get the right help for him? We have already talked with the doctors on this side and they are working on a plan to build his immune system and then go from there.
Transitioning is a very hard process for all missionaries. We spend a lot of our lives preparing ourselves to be in another place. Once we arrive on the field we try to get adjusted and then we have to begin to prepare to go Stateside. We aren’t stateside very long before we have to prepare to come back. It is a strenuous process spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Some people work through it fairly well, others never get through it successfully. Please pray with us that God will help Devin as he comes back and that Devin will receive the help that God has for him.
Sometimes when the pastor is away, strange things can happen in church. This morning, we had our time that we set aside each Sunday for prayer requests and praises. All of a sudden, Rahab gets up and RUNS to the front of the service. I’m thinking WHAT IS SHE DOING?!?!? I have never seen Rahab run in the four years we have known her. Most of the time, I have seen her on her back either at home or in the hospital. She gets to the front and says that God has healed her and she has been swimming every day this week for 2 km. which is basically the equivalent of a mile a day. Our people were shouting to see her RUN up there. For all that He has done, we THANK HIM.
There are still many lost souls in Botswana and many young Christians who need to grow in Him and learn to make wise choices for their lives. We are counting on your prayers.
Reaching the Unreached