Greg and Judy Sirmons
44 rue du Faubourg de Bethune
59000 Lille, France
VOIP: (913) 871-4427
Dear Friends and Supporters,
We praise the Lord for our safe return to our home in Lille. We want to thank each one of you that we were able to share with during our stay in the States. We drove over 7000 miles, visited 6 states, we slept in 19 different places and shared our ministry with about 19 church groups. We especially thank God for His protection on the roads, for the car a doctor loaned us for our furlough, and that we were able to return to him in one piece.
Since our return, we praise the Lord for definite spiritual progress with Sandrine, Mrs Peirs' grand- daughter. Please continue to pray for her that she will grasp the simple gospel message. She was a fervent atheist when we first met her, but she is changing and she is much more open than ever. Praise God! and do pray: “Now is the day of salvation...”
We haven't yet seen Vanessa and Jonathan, the couple who got married married May 9th, since our return. Pray for follow-up with them, for wisdom and God's guidance (Prov. 3:5,6).
I saw the surgeon the other day. He wants me to continue physical therapy and see how things evolve. I feel like the metal plate in my arm is catching on my shoulder bone. He says that this is normal, but leaves the door open to eventually operating again to remove it, or even if needed to do a shoulder replacement. Please pray that in time I recover the range of motion in my left arm.
With my arm a bit handicapped, I have been looking for a used car, with an automatic transmission. Most cars in France, have a standard manual stick shift. But, it is a bit difficult to control the steering wheel and shift gears at the same time. Pray that I can find the right car, if it is the Lord's will.
Over the last week, three people that we know lost their mothers. Hanifa, a sister in our church lost hers. Then our bakery lady, Nicole, of whom we spoke, lost her mother. We went to the funeral and renewed a good contact with her. Please continue to pray for her salvation. Then a few days later, another sister in our church, Jacqueline, who is from Cameroon, lost her mother.
We are getting ready for the Bible Institute students to come Sept 21 to 23, also for the “Braderie” (flea market) the first week end in Sept. Pray that we can find a good place to set up our Bible stand.
With the new school year, we are going to try to have a fourth Sunday School class. Pray that we can find the right ones to teach the class. We have been working on getting another room ready for the classroom.
As for our kids, Nathanael has a temporary job that may become a long term job, doing programming. We praise God for a job that seems to be just what he needs. Rebecca and her family are doing well. As a matter of fact, they are now expecting another little one in December. Please pray that all goes well.
Again we thank you for your prayers and support.
Yours in Christ,
Greg and Judy