From Sue Gable
May was a month for rejoicing at HBC! It was our mission’s emphasis month and God has done ABOVE all that we could ask or think!! We will be able to move forward this coming year as our commitments have INCREASED by about 20%. We are really excited as that means we can ADD a new missionary family. We haven’t been able to add an additional missionary in quite a few years.
We enjoyed our time hearing about 4 different mission fields—the Highway 20 Project in the state of WA; the country of Botswana, with a particularly encouraging message from Pastor or should I say Missionary Hammett; and then a full Sunday hearing about Honduras and how our missionaries there, the Pluegers, have been reassigned to help start a church in Arkansas. It certainly was a blessing to be able to hear from these men and then to have our small membership commit so sacrificially!!!
As for the Gable family personally, we have also been blessed abundantly. My husband and I were able to join with some folks from LVBC on a trip to Sight & Sound and a night in Lancaster, paid for by a dear couple from LVBC we have known for many years. Mother’s Day was especially enjoyable this year. I want to say thank you to the missionary ladies groups for that beautiful book. It is the nicest one I ever received!!!
Nathan & Judy did well in their second semester of college. Rachel still has to finish her 10 page paper by the 9th of June; otherwise she is finished with 9th grade.
This coming month my husband will be filling the pulpit on a Wednesday night in Fishkill, NY. That should prove to be a nice little get-away after the prior week that I am scheduled to be on a criminal case jury panel. Your prayers would be appreciated as I have never been on a jury before.
Alan Noecker plans to attend EBA for his senior year after being home and cyber-schooled for the last 12 years. He is looking forward to attending and being able to participate in the many activities and serving the Lord there with the other high school students. I believe Rachel and Alan will be joining the LVBC youth for camp later this month and Sarah plans to again devote her vacation time to volunteering at camp.
Another blessing I try NOT to take for granted is the gift of children who so faithfully serve our Lord. I want to publically thank the LORD and all of you at LVBC who so faithfully pray and give towards missions for our use here in Schuykill County.
Your sister in Christ,