Last night after the Persian Bible Study, we invited the Browns and Lantrips (the other two families we work with) over for dinner and a goodbye party. This morning the Browns left to go back to the States for about a six month furlough. While they are back they will be reporting to many of their supporting churches on the work being done here. Also, both Curt and Melinda will be graduating this Spring from Louisiana Baptist University with Masters of Divinity degrees (they completed the program through distance education). While the Browns are gone the Lantrips and ourselves will try to hold down the fort here in Austria. Eric and I will split teaching duties in the Persian ministry and we also hope to begin at least one new Persian small group (possibly more). Please pray for all of us in the Browns' absence.
Also, please continue to pray for direction in the lives of Krista and me. We are coming to the end of our first stage of life in Austria. Up to this point our main focus has been on learning German. Though we still have a long way to go in that area, we are nearing the point where our focus will shift more heavily onto ministry. Pray that we will be sensitive to God's leading concerning our futures here. Have a blessed day!