Hello, dear Friends!
Finally I am back in the States and eager to see as many of you as I possibly can! April was a busy month finishing the book, writing a proposal and presenting it before the class, potential marketers, and literary agents, editors and wrapping up this last portion of the 6 month journey.
The last two weeks of May have also been quite busy flying back to the States, getting doctor appointments, physical therapy and tests set up and begun. I have had the joy of sharing with several people in Central Illinois
during the past two weeks, this week will travel to Southern Illinois and will head up to Chicago to share with others next week.
I look forward to visiting my church family in Florida (hopefully in June) and precious friends in California (hopefully in July). In August I am hoping to head back overseas but am still working on and praying into that. I would appreciate your prayers for clear direction as I proceed with YWAM Member Care and writing.
I have been asked by a German worker in Bosnia to write about his work with the Roma (gypsies) in Sarajevo. Reinhold has been working with the Roma for at least 25 years and was one of the first people I met in Bosnia almost 20 years ago. As he and his wife near retirement, it is Reinhold’s desire to educate newcomers who plan to work among the gypsy population and I am honored to partner with him in this through writing his book. I will also be traveling to Budapest, Romania, and Croatia to gather information with workers there who have successful ministries among the Roma and interview Roma leaders in the church.
Thank you so much for your love and support over the past 6 months! I couldn’t have done it without you!! It has been pure joy for me to observe some of what God is doing in different parts of the world and in His Body of believers. One of the biggest “take-aways” for me is that missionaries are in dire need of prayer and encouragement. I am more excited than ever to enter Member Care ministry in an effort to help preserve and restore workers through encouragement, support, listening and offering tangible help in any way that I can in order to keep them on the field longer. I have seen how the smallest bit of encouragement can help carry weary workers a long way! Your own correspondence with me has certainly been a help to me during these past 6 months!
I will let you know when I will be in your area and if you are free to meet, I would love to hear all that is happening with you and share some of what has been happening to me. Words cannot express my thanks for all your prayers, texts of encouragement, phone calls and financial support. May God bless you and keep you as you look to Him for all of your needs and cares. See you soon!!
Much love and a big hug, Janice
PO Box 446
Dundee, OR 97115 www.armmin.org/donations
Much love, Janice