Dear Prayer Team,
REQUEST: Sunday (now) I drive to Ensenada, BCN, Mexico with â€œthingsâ€ for the Calvary Chapel Bible College. The 5 boxes of Spanish books are included. Also are things for ladies (for enhancement), not needed, but they like these and Betty does not need them. Pray I am not stopped at the Mexican border. I am also taking a vice. ????? (it is a welderâ€™s tool for holding things rigid. Duh!)
Why now? This merits telling: As I asking by phone about the books, the response was: â€œDuane, please bring them yourself and stay a couple of days. The students will love on you, and you can love on them as you and Betty have done so wellâ€. This greatly encouraged me as I remembered these times, always a special ministry both ways. So, Iâ€™m going. Must be back Tuesday evening. [see below].
Main Item: In late June I fly to western New York for visits with you. In July we have a Kepner reunion and then a Wilson reunion (Betty). I would also like to report to our supporting churches while there. It would be great to enjoy visiting with you, even overnighting. Will you contact me before MAY 13 with a time I could visit?? June 29 thru about July 24. Iâ€™ll have the use of a car so I am mobile.
MAJOR SURGERY: This Tuesday am, about 7:30:in San Diego, CA Facial and eye repair, Operation number 6 for our special friend: Maya Khatun, age almost nine years old. Mayaâ€™s mother is Selina. They are here from Bangladesh through the care of the: â€œMending Kids Orgâ€ and others. Maya speaks almost NO English, Selina speaks some and tries hard to communicate. Naomi and Don Morshead work to provide the â€œoutside the hospital careâ€ needed. Pray for major healing.
I hope to be with Selina by nighttime on Tuesday. Two surgeons do this.
On May 27 the UC San Diego School of Medicine will host a Body Donation Program Memorial Service honoring the donation of Bettyâ€™s body. Duane and Seth will attend representing the family.
Your most encouraging messages greatly help me. I thank you for your ministry.
Godâ€™s marvelous grace lifts me daily as I move forward trusting His guidance.
Duane Kepner with Missionary Gospel Fellowship KEPNER PRAISES May 6, 2017