News from the Lenz Family – May 2021

Ethnos360 Logo 2tags black

Have you ever realized how Waiting on the Lord actually involves waiting. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been known make some kind of statement to the effect that I’m waiting on God, meanwhile, I try to run ahead of him. My kind of waiting on God can like when we walk with our dog Socks back in Papua New Guinea. Socks will run ahead quite a ways and then turn and look back at us as if to say hurry and catch up with me so I know I’m headed the right direction. Sometimes we will go down a different pathway off the main road and Socks will come tearing back down the road, turn down the path we took, and blast ahead of us. If I’m honest, I’m guilty of waiting on God like this at times.

We’re a year overdue to return to Papua New Guinea and be boots on the ground in the ministry there. We haven’t seen our co-workers in 2 years and they’ll be headed back to their home country for home assignment later this month (Lord willing). One or two of their kids will be left home this time around and we’ll not see them again for quite some time—if ever. We desire to see our friends in the Wahgi church.

As our tentative departure time draws nearer, we are brought to a point where we have to wait on the Lord…and I mean actually wait. I, Levi, have recently been diagnosed with a type of supraventricular tachycardia which also brings along with it its friend atrial fibrillation. The good news is that they found out I do have a heart! On Tuesday, May 18, I will be having a cardiac ablation to try and correct the problem that is causing this. Our doctors in PNG want me to wait until two months after this procedure before attempting to return to PNG. We are praying and hoping that we can get back at the end of July so that our kids can start the school year there with their classmates.

On top of my heart issue, Robyn just recently saw an Ear Nose Throat doctor and found out that she has growths on her vocal cords which leaves her with a weak voice and constant feeling of laryngitis. This has been going on for a couple years and, until recently, we thought it was just allergies. Robyn will be going to a specialist on Wednesday to see what the next steps are for her.

We would appreciate your prayers for these health concerns and that we’d wait on the Lord the way he wants us to, not like Socks.

At His Service and For His Glory,

Levi & Robyn Lenz

Serving the North Wahgi people

of Papua New Guinea

Ethnos360.org/levi-robyn-lenz

Facebook: Lenz’s View

“Love’s Labors Secured” Sunday Service 2021 May 2 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

Pastor Don White was out for a family emergency when this sermon was originally intended (April 11), so we’re getting this week now that he’s back and ready to go.
You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Continue reading ““Love’s Labors Secured” Sunday Service 2021 May 2 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)”

“Security In Jesus (take 2)” Sunday Service 2021 April 25 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

Pastor Don White was out for a family emergency when this sermon was originally intended (April 11), so we’re getting this week now that he’s back and ready to go.
You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Continue reading ““Security In Jesus (take 2)” Sunday Service 2021 April 25 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)”

News from the Fields – Ethnos 360

Covid restrictions are over around here!

What is different?

  1. We are allowed to have groups in our home!! This weekend we had a group over for a hot dog supper and game night and fire and its all back to normal!! Thank you Lord!
  2. We as staff are once again invited to eat with the students in the dining hall! This is a big deal as mealtimes are a huge opportunity to build relationships!! Thank you Lord!!
  3. We on the mobilization department were given the green light to host a whole day to a group of 20 perspective students! This day includes a tour, time with staff in their homes, sitting in on classes, eating in the dining hall and going out for coffee downtown. This is our very first opportunity for a group event for this whole year! Thank you Lord!
  4. The students are now allowed to have group events. There are only 3 weeks left in the semester, and I bet they probably have one event per day planned to catch up after a whole year. 🙂 Today I went to a baby shower in a room full of people without masks and we got to really visit. Thank you Lord!!
  5. Masks are off and now Dave gets to see which faces go with which voices in his classroom:) Thank you Lord!
    The sky is blue, the grass is green, the plum trees are white with flowers, and the students are all around and quite upbeat.

    Oh, by the way another 2 praises…Clark just turned 18 and Reece just turned 22, and both of our sons are walking with the Lord and trusting Him. Thank you Lord!!

    Just wanted to let you know how we are all doing here at Bible School.
    Praising the Lord for always being good, and always carrying us in our storms,
    Dave, Kim, Reece & Clark Field

“Believer’s Blessed Hope” Sunday Service 2021 April 11 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Continue reading ““Believer’s Blessed Hope” Sunday Service 2021 April 11 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)”

“Security In Jesus” Sunday Service 2021 April 11 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Continue reading ““Security In Jesus” Sunday Service 2021 April 11 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)”

“Jesus’ Promise” Easter Sunday Service 2021-04-04 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Continue reading ““Jesus’ Promise” Easter Sunday Service 2021-04-04 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)”

Maunday Thursday 2021-04-01 (7:00 PM in the GYM and Live Stream)

Maunday Thursday is a funny name, but comes from the Latin for commandment, mandatum. This day of the Holy Week is in memory of, and a celebration of the Last Supper of the Disciples and Christ, before his crucifixion.

Continue reading “Maunday Thursday 2021-04-01 (7:00 PM in the GYM and Live Stream)”