Trying Times Require Trust In The Lord
October 16, 2019 | Daniel and Mattie Melendez
Dear faithful supporters,
Greetings from the Melendez family. As you know we are in the process of visiting churches and raising support to return to Peru. We arrived in Vermont in March to begin this process right as Mattie’s mother, Kathy, was confronted with serious health issues. A few weeks after we arrived Mattie’s grandmother, Marion Somers, passed away. We visited several churches over the summer all while helping out on the family farm to help bear the burden that Kathy’s being ill created.
This month of October has also been a very difficult month as Mattie’s maternal grandmother also passed away, and a few days later her cousin, Clint, lost his battle with cancer at a young 23 years of age. Our support raising journey has been very slow as we have been overwhelmed with trying to care for family and grieve our losses.
This winter we will be staying here in Vermont and caring for Mattie’s paternal grandfather who is unable to winter alone in his home. We also will be continuing to help out Kathy as her heath issues are continually making life difficult for her, as well as continuing to serve in our sending church in East Peacham. We believe that God has us right where He wants us in this moment in time.
We understand that many of you faithfully support our ministry and our desire to return to Peru. We continue to pray that the Lord would take us back to Peru. However, our time frame is not as quick as we would have liked. As the proverb says, “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
We are learning to trust God each day and understand His will as we continue to serve Him in ways we had not expected. We understand that it will be difficult for people to begin to support us and continue to do so as we do not have a date set to leave for Peru. We will do our best to be communicative as our plans unfold in 2020.
We thank you from the depths of our heart for your love and support towards our family.
Daniel and Mattie Melendez
+ Anna, Samuel and Elias
Daniel and Mattie
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Tentmakers Bible Mission
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