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November

Thankful for the many brothers and sisters
we got to connect with in the Northeast

November 2012 Connection



Connecting with people in the Northeastern States

It's just a week after Thanksgiving, and we have plenty of reasons to be thankful. Many reasons topping the list are related to our road-trip. We took this trip in order to visit old friends and make new connections in the Northeastern States (including Toronto, Canada). We would like to thank God for safety and all the people that welcomed us into their homes. We were away for almost four weeks, driving over 3,500 miles (5,600 km), spending roughly 65 hours on the road, stopping at 16 different cities. It was a very long trip, challenging in many ways, but nevertheless, full of blessings.
 
Want to join us in some of the beautiful scenery we saw along the way? Some of these pictures of God's awesome creation are just too cool not to share – the color in the clouds, the peaceful green lawns, the promise in a rainbow. :) And check out the crazy lookin' birds! Isn't God's creation amazing? :) We have one neat picture of the feats of man-made creations too – the second tallest building in the world with the highest visitor lookout point at the CN tower in Toronto.
 













 
So now that you've seen a bit of the scenery, let's move on to the PEOPLE we met! :) We had the chance to visit not only with Americans, but also with many Greeks living in the U.S. and Canada. A great number of them were once students for up to four years at the Greek Bible College! It was very special to connect again and mutually encourage one another with stories of how God has been working out His plans for our lives for HIS glory alone. The Greek man with us in the picture below is currently furthering his theological studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
 

 
We also used this trip to promote our GrBC's International Student Program to young people interested in studying the Bible in biblical lands, like this new friend of ours who has recently given her life to the Lord. It was so fun getting to know her as our new dear sister in Christ, and we'll see if perhaps one day the door will be opened for her to join us in Greece for a season! She's a beauty inside and out.


 
And finally, another big purpose of this whole fall season for us in the States is to continue building the team of people who enable us to serve at the college by praying for us and supporting us financially. God has surprised us with several unexpected and very generous one-time gifts; however, we are still on the look-out for people who will commit to giving regular donations to help sustain our full-time volunteer ministry work. If God puts it on your heart to give in this way, please check out our finances page on our website and be in touch! www.pavmeg.com/finances
 
Connect in the    Word & Prayer
 
«εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῷ μου διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν,
ὅτι ἡ πίστις ὑμῶν καταγγέλλεται ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμ
.
- Ρωμαίους 1:8
I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all,
that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
- Romans 1:8
  • Thank the Lord with us for good health and safety throughout our busy month full of continuous travel. We are encouraged by a slow yet steady growth in our support team of prayer warriors and financial givers. Please continue praying that we will trust God with our financial needs.
  • Right now we are spending close to two weeks in Northwest Iowa where Meggan lived for four years while she went to Northwestern College. After this we will spend the remainder of our time in the States in Central Iowa. Please pray that we will continue using our time wisely. There are still so many people we wish we had more time to connect with. If you want to ensure that we won’t miss you, please give us a call or text our cell phone at 973-641-5176.
  • Finally, please pray for traveling mercies for the Ancient Greek professor from the Greek Bible College who will be coming to Central Iowa at the end of the month. He will preach at the Sully Community Church on Sunday, December 30th, and that evening we will join him in sharing more about Greece and the vital role the Greek Bible College plays for Christians in the country. Feel free to come join us that evening to meet Dr. Robert Crellin.

We spent Thanksgiving with Meggan’s extended family. She was excited to be “home” for this family holiday full of traditions for the first time since she’s lived in Greece!
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
-Psalm 1:1-3
Cups of coffee like this keep us awake on the road, are sipped over stimulating conversations, and are generally a daily part of our lives. ;-)
 
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6

We are both thankful for the crucial role that our parents have played as we were growing up, in showing us the "right track" and in encouraging us to follow it!

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