Missions Stories

June Update

First we would like to thank all of you for your prayers, financial support, and encouragement through our process of becoming full-time missionaries. This month we went over the 30% mark on our financial support and we give praise to God for those who are supporting us and will be supporting us. We are seeing the results of all your prayers as things unfold in way we would never have imagined. Please continue to lift us up in prayer. Our desire is to submit to God’s will through obedience and awareness in EVERY aspect of what we do.

We just got home, last night, from a 12 day road trip to attend ICCM (International Conference for Computing and Missions). We started the trip by heading south to visit our grandkids in Arkansas and Tennessee then went up to Hannibal, MO (via St Louis) for the conference. On our way home, we were able to stay with family (in Kansas City) and spend time with some them.

Each year, LightSys hosts the US version of the ICCM conference. It brings together the IT departments from different mission organizations so they can develop relationships and network. Howard led two sessions in the software development track and Karen got to build several new relationships with other missionaries. We were encouraged in our support raising and also received some pointers from veterans. One of the missionaries, from an organization that is now using the LightSys software, is taking our information home with him to see how his organization might be able to stand behind us.