Day two of our month long trip consisted of me (Mark) driving back to Eastern Pennsylvania to have our vehicle worked on. We had serious transmission issues arise on our first day of travels. It was discovered that it could not be fixed in our time frame, but praise the Lord that Jamie's grandma graciously loaned us her car for the next month and a half. I then drove back to Cleveland last night totally an extra 750 miles of driving not originally planned.
Also, Beckham has a fever and spent the whole night vomiting. He has been able to keep pedialite down this morning and has even taken in some milk and solid food, but he still has diarrhea.
We are leaving right now to drive to Michigan to meet with a missions team tonight from a Baptist Church. Please be praying for Beckham that he would sleep well in the car. Please continue to pray that God would be glorified through this trip and that we would continually to look to Him for comfort and wisdom. Praise the Lord that He promises us the grace to get through all situations.
Our current struggles remind me of the apostles after they were beaten. The book of Acts records their actions saying, "The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name" (Acts 5:41). Although we having been physically beaten, I can begin to relate to this verse. God has called our family to glorify His name through missionary service and working to raise up a team of partners for this ministry. Hard ships will come, but praise the Lord that our family has been blessed with the privileged to bring Glory to Him in any way we can.