Thank you again for your continued prayer and financial support. We have been on several long trips this summer (last trip was 3,000 miles) and had the privilege of spending time with many of you. This has been a real encouragement to us. We praise God for your part in His harvest fields.
On July 25th we had the opportunity to visit our mission headquarters in Springfield, Illinois and talk with our mission director and treasurer. They said that we need to have more monthly support before returning to Brazil. We need to see a large increase in our monthly support. Please pray about this situation with us. We are trusting God to work it all together for good. Thank God with us for some special gifts that have come in which will be a great help. We are changing our target date for returning to Brazil to mid January, 2008. We know God is able! There is so much to do in God’s field in Brazil! for Pastor Mauro, Pastor Vicente, and Pastor Jose Sales. Pray for Pastor Luiz Ivan who has health problems and wrote recently asking for help in his ministry.
We would especially ask you to pray with us for Pastor Harry Whyte, his wife, Priscilla and the folks at Moreview Bible Church here in Newtown, PA. We are asking God to bless them and meet their needs in a special way. They have very generously lodged us in their farm rental house next door to their home for about a year now. The Moreview Bible Church would like to build a church building on this farm. Till now the courts have ruled against them but pray with us that God will overrule in this situation if that is His will. I know they would appreciate your prayers. (Right now they are meeting in a rented place.)
We have a special blessing to share. Just a few days ago, our daughter, Lydia, was engaged to Shawn Corbin, a missionary to Spain. We are praising God for this and appreciate your prayers for them. They are planning to be married” 28t, 2007
|Shawn Corbin and Lydia Johnson were engaged on July 27, 2007! |
Laborers together with Christ,
Ron & Nancy, Libby, Lydia, and Rosie Johnson
PS Thank you for praying for Andrew and Damaris! August 1St the American consulate in Rio said Damaris can come to the USA with a green card. Pray for them as they plan to come up in September.
PSS Pray for Rosie as she just had a pre-cancerous mole removed from her back. She is spending the summer working at Pensacola Christian College and classes start up again in September. Isaiah 40:31