Our Dear Praying Friends,
After traveling now for over 2 1/2 years, we are excited to announce that we are fully funded and finishing deputation! We want to take this opportunity to thank each individual and church body that financially supports us. Some of you have been supporting us for our entire deputation; thank you for not giving up on us.
We have reached the end of the beginning of our lifelong ministry. With that being said, please let me tell you what we have coming up in the days ahead so that you are able to prayerfully continue in the labor with us. On November 2, I (Josh) will be flying to Chuuk with my father-in-law to search for and, Lord willing, to secure a house for my family. During this trip I will also be finalizing some of the moving details that need to be taken care of on that side of the water. I will be coming home November 17. Though I had planned to take this trip in both May and August, the Lord providentially postponed it until November; He knows what is best for His children.
If all goes according to plan, we feel that the Lord has us officially moving to Chuuk this coming January! This is a step that we have long anticipated but now that it is here reality is truly beginning to seep in! There is much to be done between now and the time we move. We could use your strategic prayers in several different areas. First, please pray for this trip that I am getting ready to go on; pray for safety, but especially that God would provide the perfect house that He wants us to have and that I would be sensitive to His leading. Second, please pray for our packing. While I am in Chuuk, Sarah and Milena will be in North Carolina with Sarah's mom. When we come back to VA after Thanksgiving, we have much packing to do. That brings about the third request; please pray that we pick the right moving company. Moving across the world is no small feat. I believe that we have found the company that we are going to use to move us. Please pray that the Lord works out all of our details for us. It looks like shipping alone is going to cost somewhere around $13,500 on top of customs, a customs broker, airline tickets, and additional fees that I am sure we will soon find out about.
Whether you have supported us for our entire deputation or you are our newest supporter, we sincerely thank you. For those of you that may not be able to financially support us but have remained faithful in prayer, we owe you our deepest thanks. Without prayer we would not have made it this far. We will keep you updated in the days ahead. Thank you for your continued prayers.
Until the Islands Know Him
Josh, Sarah and Milena Wagar