Papua New Guinea
Ministry of Olmstead Baptist Church
Olmstead Road Olmstead, Kentucky 42265
726-3954 - email@example.com
Roger Jones, Pastor
him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for
ever. Amen." Romans 1:36
only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen."
to each one of you in the precious name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
We hope that you are all doing well.
It was a privilege this month to have had the opportunity to visit with
the Harmony Baptist Church in Godfrey, IL and Pastor Ralph Blake; and West
Milton Baptist Church in West Milton, OH and Pastor Mark Clark Sr.
My thanks to these churches and their pastors for their kindness and hospitality.
I was also able to travel to Olmstead, KY to be with our home church and
to preach at the monthly fellowship meeting there, as well as to be with
them for the Lord's Day services that weekend. It was a blessing
to see our church family once again.
The work on the "Trail of Blood" has been completed and we are currently
making arrangements with Brother Wilbert Ellis for printing. The
work was hindered somewhat because of travel and then illness due to colds
and flu (both Cyd and I); however, we are thankful for the Lord's goodness
to us in being able to get the project completed. I also want to
thank our son Matthew who has helped me with some computer problems, helped
me install a Melanesian Pidgin dictionary to use as a spell check, and
did all of the work involved in formatting the chart.
After seeing Cyd's doctor on the 13th and going over her test results,
we found out that she has more involved health problems than we first realized.
One concerns the pumping action and rhythm of her heart. Because
of the oxygen-transfer problem mentioned before, her heart wall is not
getting needed oxygen and is therefore pumping harder in order to compensate.
At the same time her heart is staying out of rhythm. This causes considerable
fatigue and weakness. The tests also showed a diseased condition
in her small intestine. And another test showed her immune system
to be highly activated. The doctor suspects she is keeping a low-grade
case of Malaria (or chronic Malaria). He has her on several treatment
protocols to address each of these issues, which will be rather intense
for the next few months. He believes that improvement for her condition
will be forthcoming, but building up the immune system is a gradual process
and takes time. He urged us to have patience and to persevere with
the treatments. By the Lord's grace, we are committing it all to
Him who is the source of all strength, comfort, and healing. Your
prayers for her and for us are very much appreciated.
I was able to talk to Brother Norman Malu by telephone this past week and
he said that the church there in Port Moresby is doing well and that they
have started preaching once again at a mission point or village called
Sogeri. There were problems in that area that hindered Brother Norman
from going there for awhile, but now things are resolved and he's back
preaching there as opportunity allows.
The Lord willing, I am planning on returning to Papua New Guinea in February
in order to teach the newly translated "Trail of Blood" to Brother Norman
and the church in Port Moresby. I also hope to complete what work
we can on the church building. Cyd will remain here for a couple
of months and continue with her treatment.
Brother Jeff Lawrence has asked us to help for awhile with the work in
Australia so that he and his family might be able to return on furlough.
We were glad to be able to do so, and therefore in late April it is our
plan for Cyd to meet me in Australia where we expect to be for approximately
six months or so until Brother Lawrence and his family return.
Thank you all once again for your continued prayers, love, encouragement,
and support for the Lordís work in Papua New Guinea.
Love in Christ,
Brother Frank James
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