How did you feel God’s invitation to consider missions?
In a Mission’s conference in my home church at the age of 14 , 2 months’ after I was saved, God very clearly spoke to my heart to surrender my life for foreign missions. It was a very clear call from the preaching of His Word & the convicting of God’s Spirit.
How did you take steps to faithfully explore the possibility of missions? Following grad from high school, I attended New Brunswick Bible Institute where I received a thorough Bible & Mission’s education along with spiritual growth. Years of further education followed along with finding a Godly wife who also had definitely felt God’s call to foreign missions.
How can we pray for you? Right for the present , I am hindered from doing very much since I cannot drive, travel, or speak in churches due to severe cataracts in both eyes. I have been waiting for the surgeries on both eyes since Jan. of 2022. Please pray for soon & successful surgeries. We are in faith setting up speaking engagements for Sept. of this year, hoping that both eyes will be done by then.
Any additional updates you would like to share? My wife, Carol, and I are looking forward to getting back into donor relations concerning the Cuba field with ASSIST.
How did you feel God’s invitation to consider missions? I read (Carol) the book “Through Gates of Splendor” telling of the missionaries who were murdered and through this book, the Lord definitely spoke to my heart re missions. Missionary work was also a desire of mine at an early age. Carol Pickel
How did you take steps to faithfully explore the possibility of missions? I went to Bible School after school graduation. Also married Don who was also called into missions. We both took further training at London College of Bible and Missions.
How can we pray for you? That we can continue in missions with ASSIST to Cuba in a supportive capacity. Pray that Don will soon have his surgery on his eyes. Pray for me that I will be able to keep up with correspondence to personal donors and donors to the Cuba ministry. Any additional updates you would like to share?
Looking forward to Don getting his eyes done very soon. I am also thankful that I can be of further assistance to Don in regard to the ministry.
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