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Posts Tagged ‘Abbott’

Sunday’s Coming!

Posted by Rick on March 24, 2010

This coming Sunday,  we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper!  Begin to prepare your hearts.  I Corinthians 11:29 warns us to not take the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner.  It urges us to examine ourselves.

We should take this to mean that if we are living in unrepentant sin, then get right with God (repent and don’t do that sin any more) before coming to His table.  If you have something against someone, or someone has something against you, then make it right with that person before coming to His table.

Our message Sunday morning will be “Cleaning House” based on Matthew 21:12-16, where Jesus cleansed the temple in Jerusalem.

Sunday evening, the Abbotts will be with us to give a presentation of their work in Indonesia.  We’ll have a Finger Food Fellowship following.

See you Sunday!


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Updated Abbott Prayer Requests

Posted by Rick on April 16, 2009

We received the following prayer request from the Abbotts this morning:

Thanks to all of you who have been faithfully praying for Bryan’s helicopter licensure situation. Our representatives will be meeting with the government and FAA regarding this matter TOMORROW, so please pray for favor and results.

Also, Bryan is currently in Central Sulawesi looking for a house and attending meetings with our future co-workers. Please be praying for wisdom while he looks and discusses future goals for the field.

Lastly, the weather is changing, finally bringing an end to a very long rainy season – Praise the Lord. However, with this change, many people are sick, including us. Please especially be praying for Mikayla. On her 2nd ear infection in the last month, she is having a hard time fighting this off. Having discussed with a local doctor the possible need for tubes, I am not comfortable having this procedure done where we live and would like to avoid this operation completely if at all possible. Anything is possible with God, so we trust our Great Physician to completely heal her.

Thanks again to each of you faithful prayer warriors. It is a blessing to have people like you holding our ropes!

Bryan and Melissa Abbott
Serving with NTMA in Indonesia

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Abbott Update

Posted by Rick on July 31, 2008

There is a new email update from the Abbotts on their missionary page.  View it by clicking here.

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Abbott’s Arrived Safely!

Posted by Rick on July 27, 2008

Here is an email from Brian and Melissa Abbott:

Thanks to all of you who prayed for our trip. Your prayers were definitely felt over our 34 hours in transit. From being given food vouchers for a missed flight, to locating all our gates even in Russia with no English, to remaining healthy and safe, to getting through customs and immigration under an hour, we thank the Lord for bringing us to this point!

Currently, we are safe and sound at the NTM Guest House in Jakarta, trying to acclimate to the weather and 12-hour time difference.

Andrew did really well on the flights and layovers.  Except for a few late departures and a missed flight in Singapore,. our flights were pleasant and uneventful.  We lost a small bag with all Bryan’s clothes and spare diapers for the week, but it was delivered to the guest house in the middle of the night. Praise the Lord! By the time I realized we were missing Andrew’s diapers for the rest of the week, the bag had already been delivered. The Lord definitely had things under control and Singapore Airlines did take really good care of us, even with flight attendants to play with Andrew.

We spend a few days here in Jakarta, doing some paperwork and shopping, then we take a flight to Palu, get our VISAs stamped, and then fly to our temporary home in Salatiga for language study.  We will probably be in Salatiga a little over a year, which will be the longest we have ever lived anywhere as a family, so we’re excited!

We’d love to have hear from you as we have internet here at the Guest House, but it may take us a couple weeks to get things set up in Salatiga, so don’t worry if you don’t get a reply during that time.  We have Skype, so feel free to contact us, my username is FlyingAMT.  We are 12 hours ahead, so 8 pm your time is 8 am the next day for us.

We are excited to be here, but it is still a bit unreal.  Once we get settled in our new house in Salatiga, life should start to seem normal again.  We’ll try to give more cultural insights and pictures over the next few days/weeks, so stay tuned.

Thanks again for your prayers and support,

Bryan, Melissa and Andrew

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Updated Prayer Requests for Abbotts

Posted by Rick on July 16, 2008

We have updated the prayer requests for Bryan and Melissa Abbott who will leave on July 24th for Indonesia.  You can see their updated requests here.  Be sure to lift them before the Lord as they get ready for their lives to change!

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