Doug & Faith Clark Update July 2019

We want to say THANKS for your prayers, financial support, and interest in Faith & I, as well as the Association of North American Missions and the organizations we represent. We’ve connected with many members over the past few months and it’s great to see God working!

In our last update, I had just had cataract surgery.  Last week, I had a laser treatment on that eye and each day my vision seems a bit clearer.  I’m grateful!

The 2019 Forum in Albuquerque was an encouragement to those who attended.  The first day, the Elisha Initiative sessions helped strengthen many of our leaders, the board met to make plans, and the Ladies Day was enjoyed  We rejoice that the “Forum Project” raised the funds that were needed for the opening reception,     Ladies Day, and refreshments throughout the Forum.  Our “Focus” was on “The  Gospel in the Context of Culture”, “Community”, “Our Country - Seeing Baalam in the Progressive Agenda”, “Partnership”, and “Service”.  We are now working on plans for the 2020 Forum in Branson.

It was refreshing to spend a few days sight-seeing in the Southwest US after the Forum and on our way home.  We drove to Santa Fe the “back way” and saw some wonderful creation, rode the Sandia Peak tramway, then traveled through Colorado a bit slower to see the mountains and the Garden of the Gods.  God is a creative creator!

Late April and May were full with some personal visits with missionaries and mission leaders, Faith traveling to Pennsylvania to help her mother (good progress is being made on the train business!), church meetings (Illinois), 4 days to speak at the Scripture Memory Mountain Mission Staff Work Week (Kentucky), the Drive-In Ministries 5 Year Review (Alabama), and some mission visits (Arkansas and Georgia).

During Rodeo Bible Camp, we enjoyed the role of Grandma and Grandpa as Sara helped at camp, along with Wes and Esther.  We took the Mauk children to a state park, which included a cave visit and hiking with Grandpa.  Faith and Chaya worked on a quilt, the kids and I spent some time in the garage, and we celebrated Asa’s birthday!  Rodeo Bible Camp continues to grow and many received the Lord as Savior!

I spent the last week of June at the IFCA International Convention in Springfield, MO networking with pastors, missionaries, and mission leaders.  These times of interaction are important as we seek to work together to share the Gospel.

Tentative plans for August have us in Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, then back to Tennessee on our way home.

We’re really happy to introduce you to RUBY LEA CLANCY, who was born on Father’s Day evening - June 16.  She is growing, as well as doing all the things that 3 1/2 week-old babies do!

My mother is doing well in the nursing facility.  She still deals with some pain, but is able to walk longer distances as she continues to develop her strength.

We’re looking forward to our family being together next weekend.  We know that everyone will spend some time getting acquainted with their new niece and cousin!  Also, this will be a fun time of celebrating our oldest daughter, Anna’s, 39th birthday.  How is that even possible?!  The grill will be busy as we enjoy a great time together before school starts in early August and our travel schedule resumes.

Thank you again for your involvement with us!

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