Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you so much for your prayers over this summer. We had a very busy month but it was full of many blessings!
In July, Charity was able to go to Jr. camp with our church here in Ohio. She surrendered to missions while there. She is such a sweet girl and has such a tender heart. We are excited to see how God uses her now and in the future. Also, our 4 older teens were able to go to the Great Lakes Youth Conference while Shane and I took Charity and Christina to the North East Vision Summit. Both meetings were a blessing and encouragement to all of us.
In August we were able to attend the IFFB meeting held at Parker Memorial Baptist Church where we were able to celebrate the 60 years Pastor Don Green has been Pastor. This meeting was truly special for Kathy as this is the church where she grew up. While there, our daughter Rebekah surrendered her life to the Lord for whatever He would have her do! We praise the Lord for children who want to serve the Lord!!
The last couple weeks we have been in upstate New York for meetings. While there we took the time to spend with Shane’s family. Shane’s parent took us all to see Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA. It was amazing to see the life of Joseph! Thank you Mom and Dad we had a great time!! My kids were also spoiled by Friendship Baptist Church who treated them to a day at Darien Lake theme park with their youth group. It was a fun time of fellowship we enjoyed greatly. Thank you Bill and Ruby for such a fun day!
Our son Micah also feels called to preach and he was able to preach his first message at Good Samaritan Baptist Church. He must of did an awesome job because the pastor asked him to preach again the following service or maybe it was because he is his grandson. 🙂 Either way I am so proud of Micah and his desire to preach God’s word! We got to hear 3 generations of Rices preach in one service, it was a special time.
Many of you have asked about of prayer request for our dental needs. We are thankful for those who helped with this need. We are trusting God will supply the remaining amount.
We are currently at 77% of our support and looking forward to getting to Italy soon! Our prayer is that we would be able to get there by the end of this year, please pray with us for God’s clear direction in this. Our hearts are ready to be there. We are planning on starting our visa paperwork this coming month so please keep that in prayer as well.
We were reminded once of again of your prayers as we arrived back home Friday afternoon and Saturday the alternator went out on our van. We were thankful we were at home and not stranded on the side of the highway. Shane was able to fix it easily and rather cheaply. We are so thankful for God’s traveling mercies on us and for the many prayers of people around the world praying for us!
Shane and Kathy Rice
Rachel, Rebekah, Moriah, Micah, Charity & Christina