Marty and Susan Larsen
The Larsen's provide much needed pastoral care for Wycliffe missionaries working in the field
through Pastors Beyond.
Thank you for praying for us during our trip to Wycliffe-Orlando in June. We had a great trip and time with people. We know this is due to a large part because each of you were praying for us at some point. Thank you!
--We had no car issues or travel delays or problems for the entire 1335 miles of travel over the week… This is huge! The first three days were largely spent in the car, dotted with times visiting friends and family before arriving at Wycliffe Headquarters. These times of visiting were refreshing to say the least.
--We were able to meet with our supervisor/Wycliffe interface two levels up, who is the Director of Personnel for all of Wycliffe-USA. During that time she had an idea of how to further introduce us to the ‘Wycliffe[SIL] international people’ who will be in country for meetings in October at Orlando. The discussion has set in motion for us to travel to Florida for a lunch meeting with all these people. This would follow a Skype meeting with them before October hopefully. This would further ours and their understanding of Pastors Beyond coming alongside Wycliffe/SIL entities around the world and how we can be introduced to more teams and set up trips. This is exciting and soooooo encouraging! Thank you for continuing to pray in this direction!
--Our time with the new Pastors Beyond couple, Tim and Karen, even exceeded our expectations. We discovered many similarities in our courtships [many years ago now] that it was uncanny. We were able to share with each other the life of a Pastors Beyond couple. They came with many questions. We had a time of worship together on Sunday morning. The road God has lead them on seems to be converging well on this new chapter for them. They feel that God is sending them to ‘tend His sheep, feed His sheep, pastor His sheep’ on mission entities around the world. This is exactly the role they will fill. Thank you for praying with us for Tim and Karen and us!
So now how to pray?
--For a Skype conversation with the International personnel leadership of Wycliffe/ SIL.
--For a decision about an October meeting.
--Tim & Karen as we set up communication for their first trips and they seek prayer and financial partners.