NEXT GENERATION PREPARATION
„But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” I Corinthians
What a busy month April has been! With meetings, a wedding, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and different activities, it kind of felt like a whirlwind.
First of all, we are very grateful that the Lord provided a vehicle for us to use while we are here in the US. We were able to use one of Kristy’s parents’ cars, and I’m afraid we’ve put quite a few miles on it. :o)
The beginning of April, we began our journey to Rhode Island to be with one of our supporting churches for Easter . We took two days to get there, as the traveling really wears on us both. It was good to finally meet Pastor Stricklin and the people at Narragansett Bay Baptist Church in Rhode Island. They supported Kristy for several years, and continued to support us after we got married; but this was my first opportunity to meet them. We had a blessed time with them. Easter evening found us at Lakes Pond Baptist Church in Connecticut. The pastor, Douglas Meader, was in Romania for a couple weeks with some men from his church in 2012, and it was good to see them again. We presented our ministry there, and Pastor Meader and I enjoyed sharing what it’s like in Romania with the Gypsies. The Lord blessed us with some wonderful fellowship.
On April 10th, we again left Pittsburgh to go to a supporting church in Iowa. My cousin, who lives in Michigan with her husband, invited us to stay with them overnight on our way to Iowa. What a fun time we had re-connecting with family!
Liberty Baptist Church in Iowa had us join them on April 12th for their services. This is another church that supported Kristy before we got married, and I had never met them. It is a breath of fresh air to meet pastors and churches who are faithfully serving the Lord and standing firm on His Word. It was a wonderful blessing to be with them and to be able to share the ministry God has called us to do.
From Iowa, we traveled to Wisconsin to help get things ready for Kristy’s sister, Rhonda’s, wedding. This meant several days of morning to evening busyness! But the wedding on April 18th was beautiful. It was a wild week, but it was worth it.
Although these busy times have been a bit tiring, we are thankful that Kristy and the baby are doing well. Praise the Lord for His strength when ours isn’t enough! Thank you for your prayers for our health.
Last Sunday, we presented our ministry at Ambassador Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, where Kristy’s father is the pastor. Ambassador has a prophet’s chamber that we have been staying in for most of our time in the US, and it has been a huge blessing. We have greatly enjoyed the hours spent with Kristy’s family and the church family here.
Our last meeting was at Sewickly Lighthouse Baptist Church, about half an hour from where we’re staying. Pastor Gelfand and his people were a blessing to us as I preached and told them about our ministry in Romania.
With less than a week left before we head back home, we would appreciate your prayers for us as we pack up our things and say our goodbyes. Those are never fun. But we are looking forward to going home on May 6th and being with our Gypsies. Please pray for safety and good travels.
We can’t thank you enough for your prayers for us during our time in the States, as well as for our ministries while we are away. Thank you for the encouragement you are to us!
In His service,
Jonathan and Kristy Heisey