October 2022 Update

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<<First Name>>, thank you for your continued prayers and support in the mission!

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

As mentioned in our previous missionary updates, Natasha's health has been quickly deteriorating. Just recently, a specialist in Taiwan confidently diagnosed her with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is an incurable neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and causes chronic, widespread pain. The prognosis explains many of her symptoms she has been struggling with for the past year and a half now. Within the past few months, her debilitating symptoms have reached unprecedented and unsustainable levels.

Medical Furlough Required

Given the complicated nature of fibromyalgia and the potential for other undiagnosed autoimmune diseases, we are confident the Lord is leading us to take a medical furlough and seek treatment options for her debilitating condition back in the USA. We did not make this decision without much prayer and consideration. After receiving godly counsel from our pastor and advisory team, it is clear that God is taking us on a temporary detour.

We encourage you to read the letters from our pastor and members of our missions advisory team for reference (or see letters below).

Though He Slay Me

God is good! Even though we face difficult health problems, God's still provides abundant grace for every test (remember the apostle Paul's thorn in the flesh?). When we trust that God deals with all His beloved children in mercy and love, we can confidently say, as Job said, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him" (Job 13:15). And we do! We cling to Christ as our sure anchor of the soul. We look with eyes of faith to our kind heavenly Father. We walk by faith, not by sight. We trust Him!

Merciful Provision

Though God owes us absolutely nothing, He is often delights to lavish His children with bountiful provisions, meeting our every need. We have only been state-side for about a week now, but we have seen the Lord work in mighty ways. God has graciously provided for our all traveling expenses, given us a reliable vehicle to drive, directed us to good doctors, and opened a door to temporary housing in North Carolina near family. It has been remarkable to see God preparing the way back for us to get the medical help Natasha needs. Praise Him!

What the Future Holds

We still have a deep desire to serve God as missionaries! Suffering does not dampen our spirit to serve the Lord together on mission. We will continue to depend on the Lord to direct our steps as we seek Him diligently during this temporary time in America.

We trust you all will understand why we need to take a medical furlough, and will pray for us during this time of trial and testing. Thank you for your continued support in the mission, especially during this hour of greatest vulnerability and need.


• Prayer Points 
  • Please pray God would heal Natasha.
  • Pray for our spiritual well-being and grace to face these trials.
  • Pray God will give us more medical answers and solutions.
  • Pray God will continue to meet our all needs during this furlough.
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