CompassCare Pregnancy Services – October 2018

October 2018
According to the recently released NY State Vital Statistics, this is the single largest drop in the history of Monroe County. Not only is abortion at an all-time low for Monroe County since New York legalized the practice in 1970, it is down 58% in just eight short years. Read More
Allie, a young woman in her early twenties, slumped down in the chair offered by her CompassCare nurse. She immediately stated, “I’m pregnant and my life is a mess. There’s just no way I can do this. I need to get an abortion.” She went on to share in great detail with her nurse her situation. Allie is in an unhealthy relationship with the father of the baby. Read More
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Renes’ News – 9/29/18

Mexico, Tojolabal Translation

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the bad news… a dear friend of many, many years has gone blind. When we lived in the village, learning to speak Tojolabal, Demetrio would often come over and help us understand both the language and culture. He has always been a great friend and has been a translator for many years. He struggled with diabetes and about one year ago completely lost his sight. He now listens and gives suggestions. It is encouraging to see that he wants to help bring the translation the finish line. Listening to the text is a key task now for the team in general, so he contributes quite a bit.

the good news… a very gifted young lady has joined the team. We have known Elly for a number of years. She would often be busy in the kitchen, preparing the food for us throughout the day. She is a daughter-in-law of another translator. Now, when we sit in the kitchen, instead of serving us – she joins us. More importantly, despite no translation nor Biblical studies, she has had an immediate impact. We often say every translation needs both men and women, so having a woman is great and the fact that she is young is a bonus. The Tojolabal Bible needs to be understood by young and old, men and women, literate or illiterate. She is helping the message reach more.

So as the team approaches finishing, (maybe in 2 or 3 years) God is providing for their needs. It was a great week with the team. Even though I can’t be with them very often I thankful for weeks like this one.

Thanks for your prayers for the Tojolabals.
Brian

From the Lenz’s View–September 2018

Back to School…

This past few weeks the topic of Facebook has posts of children going off to their new classrooms in a new grade. For us, this year has been much different. Our eldest son, Michael has just started off his first year in Junior High at Calhoun Christian School in Battle Creek, Michigan. He’s spending the year with Robyn’s parents. We are thankful for God’s provision for his tuition fees. Though it was a hard choice to send Michael back to the US for the school year, we have seen the positive fruit of that decision as he is being stretched and grown in many ways.

God has also blessed us by providing Home School Assistants for the year. Megan was able to be here to get the school year kicked off and she has been doing a great job of overseeing the kid’s school thus far. Johanna is still waiting for her PNG Entry Permit. We are hoping she’ll be able to get here soon. We have already seen major benefits to having a Home School Assistant. It has changed our family dynamics in a very positive way by allowing Robyn to be Mom and not Teacher as well. In short, it has decreased school-related tensions and increased the amount of love and affection Robyn gets from the boys. Having Home School Assistants has also freed Robyn up to be able to invest some time into language learning and further ministry with the ladies.

Ongoing court case…

In our last update we asked you to be praying for our brother “S” who has been in an ongoing land court case for nearly 3 years now. At the time, we were hopeful that the case was almost over. Unfortunately, things have a way of dragging on. We are encouraged to see how God is working in “S”’s life through these events. We have seen tremendous growth in his spiritual maturity. He has another court date on October 9, but much can happen between now and then. Please pray that his spiritual morale will not fall as well as for his physical safety.

Literacy…

We’ve recently started up another literacy class with 15 students. The students vary widely in both age and previous education levels. It has been fun to see the younger, more educated students helping the older, less educated ones. These students are driven by their desire to read the Scriptures in their own language. Please pray that God would open their minds so that they may learn to read fluently. We are also working to train up a couple individuals to help teach literacy with the hopes that they’ll be able to fully take on the teaching of future classes.

Thank you for your continued prayers, support, and encouragement.

At His Service and For His Glory,

Levi & Robyn Lenz

Serving the North Wahgi people of Papua New Guinea

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Kraybill August, 2018 News

Dear Praying Friends,

We’ve been back in the States for a little over 2 months.  We have gone from being in cold & gray Kijabe to hot & sunny Florida; driving for 1 ½ hours for groceries to now only driving a few minutes; having limited choices to having sooo many options.  We are definitely feeling some culture shock and are many times overwhelmed with life here, but we are slowly adjusting to being in the U.S. and living in Florida.  As we’re starting to settle into the home we are house-sitting, church hunting and beginning to work; it will soon feel like we’re putting down roots.  Pray for us as we transition to life back in the States and living for the first time in Florida.

We’re thankful for the time we’ve had with both sides of our family, and for being able to spend 10 days together as an immediate family.    Goodbyes are a big part of our life, and they are never easy.  It was hard to leave our dorm girls, friends and community at RVA, and we have already started the goodbyes in Florida.  We said goodbye to Anissa 3 weeks ago, as she left for her 4-month stay in Costa Rica with Torch Bearers.   She is attending a Bible school in San Jose which also does service, outreach, and missions to the local community and beyond.  Two weeks ago, we said goodbye to Autumn as she flies to Thailand for her 3-month missions study abroad program through her college.  She will be living in Bangkok, working with a missionary family, doing local outreach and learning Thai language and culture.  Pray for Anissa and Autumn in their time abroad as they grow and serve the Lord where they are living.  Alanna is living here with us in Florida and is currently job hunting.  Please pray for wisdom and direction as Alanna looks for a job in the Orlando area, transitions to life after college, and starts to make Florida her home.

So, what are we up to in Florida?

  • We are on Home Assignment (furlough) until the end of December, and then we are planning to work for AIM in Florida until 2021.  We hope to see many of you in the next 3 years as we visit family, friends, churches and supporters across the US.
  • We are house-sitting a couple’s house at AIM’s retirement center in Minneola, FL for the next year.  We hope to find housing nearby after that.
  • Rod will continue with his exact same AIM role doing training, life coaching, and leadership development with missionaries and leaders.
  • Lori will be serving at AIM’s retirement center in various ways, such as office support, caregiving, and cleaning.
  • We will continue to be full-time members of AIM and will need to be 100% financially supported.

Please pray for us as we grow and serve where God has planted us for the next 3 years.

If you would like to see and hear where we are living and serving, please click on this link:  https://aimint.org/retirementcenter/

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of us,

Rod and Lori, Alanna, Autumn & Anissa