What has been happening with the Boones?
Besides fighting household mold and personal sins, we've been busy ministering to the small church body here in Kwidzyn. We've seen the damage that quick tempered passionate words, hurt feelings, unresolved grievances and misunderstandings have caused. When feelings are hurt it's like the beginnings of a moldy spot...if it isn't treated and destroyed, it will grow into bitterness and it will cause one to hear and understand words from the offending person differently....We've seen the effects of this in the little church body. Autumn was a time for learning some of what had happened and winter has been a time of helping to bring these issues before the throne of Christ. We've been meeting (some of us in the church) weekly for prayer. These prayers have been for individual needs, health needs, the city and officials of Kwidzyn and especially that God would bring good communication and unity and love and forgiveness to those in the church body. We are so blessed to report that we've seen direct answers to many of these prayers. It is so uplifting to see God working to bring about His plan. We have been encouraged by the spiritual growth we've seen in the members of the body and continue to pray for their increased hunger for God and His Word which will bring them the blessings that they will never find elsewhere. We've witnessed a mother's relationship with her teenage son being revived from what seemed like death, a woman break out of a depressive state of mind, another woman reaching out to others in the church even when they aren't extending themselves to her and two women struggling in their own lives and family yet having an impact by ministering to and loving hurting women at their workplace. Please continue praying with us as there are issues that are still unresolved and there are times it feels like they will never be settled. Humility is never easy, but absolutely essential to bringing about true healing and harmony and all parties need to have this together in order to set things right between them.
Tucker has had the opportunity to bring the Word to the congregation on Sunday mornings and see God use those messages in amazing ways. Meredith has been able to share at the Ladies and Girls Bible Study and watch extraordinary conversations happen that have brought about greater understanding where misunderstandings have been.
God is truly at work in Kwidzyn!