Serving the Lord, with you!
PTL stands for "Praise The Lord!"  Fawn and I have found ourselves texting this to each other frequently.  The Lord has been answering our prayers on a regular basis. 

Recent answers to prayer:
  • We have heard from several new financial partners
  • We have received increased support from our home church
  • We were able to sell my truck 
  • ABWE cleared us to leave for the field and we will be leaving August 7
  • We were able to purchase tickets out of Traverse City rather than Chicago for nearly the same price
We are not yet fully supported, so we still need to discover more people or churches that can partner with our ministry, but we are praising God for all of his blessings.

Please continue to pray for the following:
  • Finding the right home to rent in Hungary
  • Finding a vehicle that fits our family in Hungary
  • The stress of moving on the family
  • That our remaining support would come in
If you would like to partner with our ministry in finance:

You can click the link below or send a check made out to ABWE with the number 0192221 in the memo line and a note of your commitment to:

ABWE Finance 
522 Lewisberry Rd.
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Team With Us Financially

Psalm 121:1-2
This passage is encouraging to us as we have experienced the Lord's help and provision so much in recent months.  We want to give Him the glory.  Lacey took this photograph of the blooms of a tree that we planted years ago, in honor of Fawn's father.  The beauty of His creation is a wonderful blessing.
Ministry Update

We recently had the opportunity to speak at Mancelona United Methodist Church and Alba United Methodist Church.  We had a warm welcome at both fellowships and were encouraged by the visits.  It is always a blessing to share what the Lord is doing in our lives and having opportunities to share God's word with other believers.
Financial Update
The Lord has provided for us in amazing ways.  Although we are not fully funded yet, we have seen a great response from people over the last month.  We have thirty-three people that have committed to support us regularly and many others that have supported us with individual gifts.  We have also seen a great response from many churches, being supported regularly by two and individual gifts from five other churches.  Please consider supporting our ministry in order to help us to be fully supported.
ABWE Giving Site
Mike's career at Mancelona Public Schools will wrap up tomorrow.  He is thankful for the 13 years of teaching that he had in Mancelona. 

Beginning his first year he had each student write his or her name on one link of a paper chain that has grown to be pretty long.  He took these pictures during his last week when he took the paper chain down from the ceiling. 

It has been an encouraging, but emotional time as he has concluded his time in Mancelona.  It is clear that God is calling him to ministry at the International Christian School of Budapest, but the students that he has had the opportunity to minister to in Mancelona will be greatly missed.

Serving the King,

Mike and Fawn Southwell
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