Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. The “good tidings” are good, only if they get to those who need it in time. I pray our Lord help us to share The Gospel to our family and friends during this Christmas season. Thank God someone brought us the “good tidings of great joy.”
What a year! My family and I would like to thank you for faithfully praying and supporting us financially during 2019. I believe fruit has been added to your account. (Phil 4:17). Of course, soulwinning, preaching and teaching on missions, and doing our best to encourage saints along the way. A Survey trip to West Indies helped build relationships, understand the need, and to make future plans. A trip back to Alaska helped a church planter save thousands of dollars on repairs on his plane. Disaster relief flown into the Bahamas. Add to that, work on eight ministry planes throughout the year, including Brother Dave Crispell’s plane in four states, for his dear wife, Pat. There are always trials, but our Lord gives great victories too.
As I look forward into the next months, I find myself thinking, …”What a year!” It will be another busy one. I attempt to take some special time alone with The Lord during the first couple weeks of January to pray and plan. Would you please pray along with me? Pray I make God’s priority, my priority. There are more things to do then I have time for, so I need wisdom. Pray for fruit. Souls need Christ, and saints need encouraging. I’d like to be used to do both. Mission Air Care has received requests for short-term help in the Caribbean and Alaska. I believe the need is real and great. We can respond to both, but it’ll take God’s provision. Also, there is a new FAA regulation regarding avionics in aircraft that comes mandatory January 1st. Because of the costs, I’ve waiting to make the changes, hoping the cost of the equipment would decrease. To make these safety upgrades to each ministry aircraft will cost quite a bit, and our support has dropped dramatically. Please pray our Lord will meet this need so the aircraft will still be able to be used for His work. Of course, MAC’s annual expenses for hangar space, insurance, regular aircraft maintenance and repair, electricity, FAA requirements, are a constant challenge. It’s always exciting to see how our Lord meets the needs.
On the family front, we are praying for a healthier new year. Lynn’s ruptured appendix knocked her for a loop, but she ended the year well. JD’s health has been a continual struggle. After two years and more money than we’d like to think about, he has given up on regular medical doctors for a diagnosis and moved towards functional medicine doctors. He has insomnia and has had virtually all the symptoms of Lyme Disease for over two years. He believes he has a doctor who will treat it. Please make that matter of prayer. He hopes to start a small farm so he can grow and harvest non-GMO veggies, chickens, and honey, and maybe sell some too.
Your prayers, friendships, love and support mean more to us than we could ever express. It’ll be great one day, rejoicing together in Glory, at the great things our Lord has done. But until then…
Earl & Lynn Malpass