Frank & Cyd James
2 Yilberra Drive
Falcon, WA 6210
In Australia: 04-3709-704
Home Missionary Baptist Church
6389 E. Lake Road
Millington, MI 48746
"For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." Romans 11:36
May 2017 Report
“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” (II John 1:3). We pray that this report finds each one doing well and enjoying God’s abundant blessings.
The work has continued steady once again this month with our regular services going well also. It was a blessing to have returning visitors for which we thank the Lord.
For some time now I have been praying about moving to a new location, having a desire to propagate the gospel into other areas of Perth, and perhaps further afield into communities and towns beyond. While I am not certain as to exactly where the Lord would have us to be at this time, I do believe that He is directing towards that purpose.
With this in view, I have purposed to move our household belongings into storage for the time being. Since it is also approaching the time for Cyd’s annual medical (specialist) appointment in the USA, I felt it appropriate to return with her in the later part of next month. This will allow me to assist in travel and other needs regarding her health. We also hope to have opportunity to visit with our home church, family, and other of the Lord’s churches as providence permits. I hope to return to Australia at the end of August, trusting the Lord to direct our way regarding His will for us. Your prayers concerning this are very much appreciated.
Our sincere thanks for your continued love, prayers, encouragement, and support for the Lord’s work in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Love in Christ,
News From The Homefront
Phlebotomist – Since I am asked to get blood work done every few months, I’m getting to be friends with my phlebotomist who is from South Africa. We enjoy discussing the differences between the countries involved. (Australia, the USA, and South Africa.) I told her that I always thought it odd that here in Australia you can’t put out-going letters in your mail box and have to take them to the “Post” or drop them in a city-wide mail box. And at the Post, there is almost always a long line or queue. She said her surprise was seeing all the close-up parking spaces at the mall that are for moms with prams and not as much for handicapped people. But we both love the weather and the diversity of the country here. And for the most part, people are without pretension and will say what they are thinking, which I appreciate. I also love that they have healthier food than I see in the USA at restaurants and grocery stores. They are behind on some things such as their Internet systems, but ahead of the game on providing healthy food choices. My new friend said that South Africa is known for its scenery and hospitality. Frank and I have moved so many times that I have lost count. Yet I do see that we can look on either the negative or the positive side as we move to places where the Lord wants us. There are good things and difficult things everywhere. Thus, it’s as the Apostle Paul said and to be content wherever we are. I’m praying to do that each day. Even when we go to the Post tomorrow to mail some letters.
A friend in Christ,