Dear praying friend,
“And His name shall be called … Wonderful Counselor … Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
There is nothing more fitting than these words right now. To have a Counselor who hears our prayers and heals our hearts and to have a Prince of Peace who brings comfort during trials.
COVID finally caught up with us. While Jen and the kids had little or no symptoms of it, Brent was hit very hard, and it ended up turning into pneumonia.
When Brent was at his worst, we received word his brother Jeff passed away suddenly—what a shock. Jeff’s wife passed away nearly two years ago and we mourn especially for their children. But we’re grateful—Jeff is with his Savior! That takes so much of the sting away, and the Prince of Peace has certainly been our peace.
We hope that this Christmas, you’ll experience the peace of Immanuel—God among us!
- Even though we couldn’t travel to the funeral, we were able to watch a live stream of Jeff’s service—and the Gospel was clearly presented.
- Brent is recovering well.
- Jen and the kids recovered quickly.
- The final Multimedia Summit session went very well, with lots of participation and enthusiasm.
- The latest Good News Club® resource pack was completed and distributed.
- Amy was able to lead a child to Christ at AWANA.
- For Jeff’s children Hannah (and her husband Josh) and Collin as they face life without their parents. Please pray for all the legal issues they face and that they would continue relying on God to be their strength.
- For us and my parents as we continue to grieve.
- We are still looking for a house to purchase in the Millersburg area.
- Creativity in several large projects.
- Please pray as we continue to adjust as a family to our new surroundings. Pray especially that Amy and Christopher can make friends with other believers.
Our mailing address is:
Millersburg, PA 17061
What a strange year!
Finding the blessings in 2020.
The Lord kept all these students safe all semester! They got to study the Word every day and grow and stretch through all the good and tough parts of this semester!
God has also stretched each one in our family as we navigated the disappointments that came with all the Covid restrictions. We found a new normal as we trusted Him to grow us and take care of all our needs.
The Lord has been so faithful in all of the lows and highs of this year! When we ask Him to show us the blessings in this day, He opens our eyes to how incredibly many incredible gifts He has placed all around us! He’s given us salvation and a new home with Him waiting for us…we have everything to be thankful for.
God has been so good to our family and our hearts are full this Christmas season!
- He’s given us health and sweet family time.
- He allowed students to be here for the entire semester!
- He has grown and stretched us as we trust Him with every part of our lives.
We thank you from our hearts for supporting our family during this crazy year! We send you our love and warm Christmas greetings!!!
Dave, Kim, Reece and Clark Field
Are we there yet???
What a year this has been! First and foremost, we want to thank you all for your continued support through this year of unusual events. God has continues to bless us and meet our needs.
I think one of the top rules for a missionary is “be flexible”. Well, this year of logistical limbo has put our flexibility to the test in a number of ways but we’ve seen God’s hand in it all! As we have not made it back to Papua New Guinea in June or August, as we’d hoped, we projected our next attempt for the end of this month. That too has changed. For multiple reasons, it has become evident that we need to wait to try and get back to PNG until the end of the current school year. The kid’s school needs and travel logistics are certainly a part of the equation; however, more importantly, God has provided the opportunity and means for us to tend to some personal needs in our family in order to make sure we are all in a healthy place to return to PNG whenever that door does open up for us. In a sense, we need to pause to secure our own oxygen mask before assisting others.
Our hearts’ desire is to be PNG continuing on in the North Wahgi church-planting ministry and our commitment has not changed in that area. I, Levi, will continue to work on projects that directly benefit our church plant—but for the short-term I’ll be doing this from here in the US. This is not a change in ministry, but a short-term change in ministry location. We are thankful for your continued support which enables me to continue being in full-time ministry without having to seek out and balance outside employment with this ministry role.
Bloom where you’re planted…
This fall Robyn started substitute teaching at the Christian school where our kids attend. This has been a blessing and a confidence booster for her to be able to teach various age levels of students. Through this time, God has provided some awesome opportunities for Robyn to share the Gospel with some of her young students and to be an encouragement to the other staff at the school.
Back in Wahgi land…
Some of you may recall us asking for continued prayer for one of our Bible teachers, Stephen, and an ongoing land court issue. This case has been dragged out for the last few years. The latest word on this is that the verdict of the case has been made, but it has not yet been revealed. Stephen has been told to come pick up the official ruling papers, but each time he goes to do this, the necessary people aren’t there. Please continue to pray for peace and patience for him and his family.
This week there will be a 3-day youth conference held in our village in which youth from 7 other NTM-planted churches in the neighboring province will attend. This will be our church’s first time hosting this event. Please pray for safety for all who travel for the event. Pray that our believers will work in unity with one another as they host the conference. And finally, pray that God will be glorified in all that goes on during the conference.
Thank you again for your love, encouragement, and support.
Levi, Robyn, Michael, Daniel, Matthew, and Krystiana Lenz