Then I heard the voice of The Lord saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us? And I said, Here I am, send me. Isaiah 6:8
Volume I, Issue IX
Dear Friends,
I've always had a love-hate relationship with routine. I love it because it feels secure and I know what to expect. On the other hand, I despise it because it feels stale and boring after a short amount of time. I keep striving for routine in our new location. For kids, it's important, but with ministry, it's nearly impossible. Flexibility is a character trait we've been learning about this past week as a family. The definition from the study says that Flexibility is "cheerfully being willing to change my plans when circumstances beyond my control require it."(Kids of Character Bible Study). Tucker likes to adapt the definition to include " eating rubber bands." This is a phrase we heard nearly a decade ago when we fîrst moved to Poland and the concept is eating enough rubber bands will make someone really flexible! This week has required lots of flexibility. I'm grateful that when God desires His children to learn something, He is quite faithful to provide ample opportunities for hands on learning! I'm also grateful for kids who have been willing to stretch...even when it means sacrifice on their parts.
So, with exhaustion and sickness again, stacks of residence paperwork requirements and sermons to preach on unexpected Sundays, we will continue to ride the waves as cheerfully as the power of His Spirit! We are so grateful for your continued prayers and encouragement.
We are enjoying getting to know people in the congregation here. we shared a wonerful "mexican" meal with a Polish family a few weeks ago. The mother speaks wonderful Polish, but the husband and daughter (Paisley's age) don't know as much. In spite of what could be considered a barrier, we had a wonderful meal and an even more blessed time teaching each other songs in one another's language and even singing a song in Hebrew togther!
This past Saturday we enjoyed celebrating God's blessings and had about 20 people over. Ansel and Amelia helped me make homemade donuts and we mulled hot apple cider in the crockpot for about 20 hours. was a truly blessed time.
Thanking Him for...
  • A comfortable & warm place to live
  • Good food
  • New friendships blossoming
  • Enjoyment of working together as a family towards a common goal
  • The challenges God has given to us that draw us closer to Him and grow us daily
Items for prayer...
  • Tucker's sermon preparation
  • A favorable decision for our residence visa application
  • Communication between Meredith and the ladies in the women's group
  • Boldness in reaching out to the neighbors (the upstairs neighbors came last Saturday!)
  • Humility and love in all we do
  • Lots of flexibility and joy!
This Friday continues a new series for the biweekly ladies Bible study group. This is a group of ladies and their daughters that have been meeting for several months already. We have just begun a series Meredith has been adapting from Gary Chapman's book, "The Five Love Languages." This is something the ladies wanted to learn and talk about and we think it will be very valuable according to the dear Polish woman Meredith is working alongside to coordinate this study. As Meredith was ill the first Friday of the series it was a perfect opportunity for the Polish woman to lead, which is Meredith's heart's desire...that this group truly belong to these believing Polish ladies...they can certainly communicate much more effectively in their heart language to one another. From all reports, it went quite well!
Tucker will continue his series teaching out of Romans 12 in a couple of weeks. Romans 12 has a great deal of good material that seems quite applicable to a church that is desiring to grow in their relationship with Christ and serve Him. There are challenges when preaching in English and being translated. Please pray for good understanding to occur and that God's Word will be truthfully and accurately communicated!
We love to hear from you. If you'd like to bless any of our 3 December birthday kids, their birthday info is below....
Our December blessings... Bethany will be 12 on December 3rd. Ephraim will be 2 on December 17th. Amelia will be 5 on December 25th. I know that any of them would love a birthday greeting...even if it was a shared one to the three of them. Our address is...
Czerwonego Kapturka 35
82-500 Kwidzyn POLAND
Blessed to be Serving Him,
Tucker, Meredith, Paisley, Bethany, Ansel, Amelia & Ephraim Boone
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