Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hughes News #40

"Tie your shoes and pray for the Hughes"
Dear Friends,

The time has come for us to renew our residency permits. At the end of September we gathered the required documents and our lawyer submitted them to the government. We are thankful that our part was much smoother this year. Lord-willing, we should get our two-year permits in a few weeks.

We are trying to diligently occupy ourselves so that we can inch closer to fluency in Russian. We have our lessons with our teacher and the accompanying textbooks. We have grammar books we can read. We have news podcasts in Russian. We have the Rosetta Stone software. We have the Russian audio Bible that we can read along with. We have friends to talk to. We have Ken Ham DVDs in Russian as well as materials to read. We thank the Lord for the many resources He has provided for us to help in our study.

On Thursday another missionary and I are meeting with the president of the Baptist group which has helped us register in the country. The primary purpose of the meeting is to learn about specific cities and/or regions of Moldova that are without Gospel-preaching Baptist churches. The information we gather should help us as we seek God’s will for our future ministry. We would appreciate your prayers for this meeting.

In His service,
Jacob and Viola Hughes
For Prayer:
1. Meeting on Thursday with Brother Ion
2. Paperwork for our two-year residency permits
3. Russian and Romanian study

For Praise:
1. Requirements for medical certificate were less intrusive
2. Specific insights into the history and culture
3. Progress in the ever-present language study

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