Friday, April 03, 2009

Scotts March 2009 Update

Dear Supporters:
Life has been busy here and I (Deborah) have had back problems so sitting at the computer has been challenging.  Please pray that God would heal my back.
Steven has been working to close out the bookkeeping. The current bookkeeping system will end April 30 and the Ministry Directors will begin using a different method of bookkeeping (much simpler) May 1.  The office has been moved to the top floor of ABP2 in San Pedro. We have a delightful team here now from Maryland and when they depart on Saturday we will begin the task of closing out the guesthouse.
So what's next for the Scotts? Well, we will leave here on April 24th to return to the States. We continue to feel that God may be calling us to Mexico but are still praying for confirmation. We haven't had much time for communication about Mexico as we have been focused on our work here.  We are planning to visit Mexico with Andrew Lamb sometime in May or first of June.  If we continue to feel that God is calling us in this direction, we will do some language study in Mexico July through the end of the year. We were scheduled to study language in the Philippines for a year when we arrived so we are thankful that God revealed His plan before we got too far along into studying Tagalog. And we're also thankful that Spanish is supposed to be much easier than Tagalog!
We have been diligently and earnestly seeking the Lord tp show us where He wants us to serve Him and what He wants us to do.  We only desire to be in His will and so please pray that He would continue to open and close doors to reveal His perfect plan for our lives.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 We praise the Lord that He knows how to order our lives better than we do.  We are thankful that He can see the future where we can only see the present.  We are also thankful for the strength, good health, peace and rest that He continues to provide.  We thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to sharing with you God's direction for our lives as He unfolds His perfect plan.


Ken said...

Life is transition - huh. I will be praying for your back and for clear direction. I am selfishly sad you will not be in Manila. It is like a closing of an era.

God has done some good things with reconciliation - I will talk sometime on skype about that - or maybe we can see you when you return!

My tool room also needs organizing - how about a visit!
Love you guys

Laurie M. said...

Wow, so much going on for you! I pray our Lord will lead and guide your decisions and fill your hearts with courage for whatever He has in store. I pray He will give you relief from your back pain to enable you to complete the work He's given you to accomplish there - and for your own comfort, of course. I pray a safe return to the U.S. In the name of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mexico's much closer than where you are now to be sure, and in great need as I understand. May the Lord guide you to the best place for ministry.