Note from GapFill.org’s Founder: Matthew and Sarah, a Christian tent-making family serving in a “sensitive area” for ten years, found out their newborn son Amos has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). This is a serious genetic disorder that requires special medical attention. As a result, they are heading stateside to Fort Worth, TX, to be near a TSC Center. Thanks for continuing to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus by helping to meet the needs of this missionary family.
Update From Matthew
- A car/minivan: Despite my dislike of PCs (personal cars), I know we need one at a hopefully reasonable price.
- My students: The new teacher hasn’t arrived yet, and I worry that he won’t. I know the students are no longer my responsibility, but I still care about them and want them to learn and reach their goals.
- A job or a place? I’m really wrestling with the question of whether I should pray for a job and simply go where the jobs are or whether I should ask Him where to go and trust that He has a job for me. It’s an interesting but significant difference.
- Insurance & Medical costs: Ironically with the AFA website troubles and so forth, this may be the worst possible time to be going back to the U.S. for medical treatment. I’m also having difficulty with the Texas CHIP web application, so neither of the boys are yet insured. Not to mention Sarah or me.
- Adjustment: Just yesterday, I began to feel overwhelmed by all that lays before me: jobs, forms, applications, a culture I now feel alien in, disappointments, costs, etc. Ask that I (and we) would draw nearer to Jesus and walk with Him in these.