Ministry of Olmstead Baptist Church
Olmstead Road Olmstead, Kentucky 42265
726-3954 - email@example.com
"For of him,
and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
Amen." Romans 1:36
men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works
to the children of men!” (Psalm 107:15).
in the precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We hope that you are
all doing well.
This past month I was able to get the shipping crate built and loaded with
the boxes of our household items. It is now sitting in a warehouse
in Port Moresby until final shipping arrangements can be made.
The Lord blessed with safe travel and I arrived in the country of Singapore
on May 29th. I was able to meet with a migration consultant regarding
our immigration needs and he said that he did not foresee any problem with
our getting resident Visas; however, he did say that the process may take
up to two months. In addition it was necessary for me to pay the
total fees up-front, which came to USD $7,000.00. This is more than
they quoted me a few months ago, but it was due to misc. processing fees
tacked on to the main cost.
Since arriving here, I have also been searching for us a place to live
and have found out that it is normal in Singapore to require a two-year
lease on an apartment. Since temporary housing is very expensive
and I am hesitant to commit to a two-year lease until our resident Visas
are confirmed, I am praying about returning to the USA until the approval
We appreciate your prayers concerning our relocation as there are many
decisions to be made. Also we do not have any contacts within the
country and have much to learn about the culture, places to live, and then
seeking a meeting place for worship services. Yet we take comfort
that the Lord is opening the door each step of the way and all is progressing
on His timeframe.
My last worship service with the brethren in Port Moresby was somewhat
difficult in that it was necessary to bid farewell to each one after living
there for fifteen years. The church gave a love offering toward the
Lord's work in Singapore, expressing to me that they wanted to have a part
in the work and to express their love for Christ in such a way. Our
sincere thanks to all who have already sent special offerings towards the
expenses associated with moving and relocating from one country to another
country. It is an expensive and overwhelming endeavor; therefore,
your kindness and help is much appreciated.
Cyd was able to see her doctor this past month and it was a blessing to
hear that her heart function and immune system had improved from last year's
checkup. Her doctor reduced some of her medicines, for which we thank
Thank you for your continued love, prayers, encouragement, and support
for the Lord's work in Papua New Guinea, and as we enter a new work in
Frank R. James
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