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December 2014

Dear Praying Friends,

This newsletter is getting out a few days later than originally planned. With only a few more weeks left before we fly back to Papua New Guinea, there has been much to do. These last 2 months have been full of much activity and travel. Christi and I finished October in Alaska. November we were reporting to churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. In the early part of December, we left Florida and made a stop in Lagrange, Georgia. This included a quick trip into Tennessee.

After leaving Georgia, we drove to Waxhaw, North Carolina to pack 2 crates of supplies for our Kaintiba Baptist Mission house. The whole family sifted through things we had acquired along the way. After 3 days of packing and preparing for our up-coming return to Papua New Guinea, we headed "home" to finish up this short furlough. Over all, we went to more than 40 churches these last 7 months! Three more for the month of January.

Since we have returned back to our home church in Holly, New York, we have completely moved out of the RV that was loaned to us for this furlough. Mrs. Parfitt (the widow who allowed us to use the RV and van while in the States) has graciously opened her home for us to live in while we finalize our time in the USA. We would like to give Father the glory for all that He has provided through so many people throughout this furlough.

Now, as we have entered a new year, we anticipate our return to the work God has given to us. In the course of our time away from Kaintiba, we have been able to call Pastor Jorim from time to time. He has said all is going well. The church is continuing, and all seems to be in order. We continue to pray Father will open the eyes of many more people in the Gulf Province as He works through us.

Our departure date to fly is January 21 from Newark, New Jersey. We plan to stay in Australia for 4 days to get acclimated to the PNG time zone. Then, on the 26th we fly to Port Moresby to buy supplies for the next 2 months back in Kaintiba. So, Lord willing, we fly to Kaintiba on the 30th of January! Home at last!!

In light of all this, I think back to all that Father has provided for us on this furlough. When it seemed what we had was not enough, it was enough. When it seemed like there was more than enough, it met unforeseen challenges. God even sent designated monies for an ATV 4x4 to use in our tropical rain forest ministry. Thanks, Bible Baptist Church family in Fairbanks, Alaska for this unexpected gift. This tool has now been purchased, and we are making arrangements to have it shipped to Papua New Guinea.

Please continue to pray for us as we buy some last minute things to use in our ministry. Also, pray for all our flights to PNG (24 hours in the sky), and many other details that go into getting the Gospel to the other side of the world. We appreciate all who have given so much to help us to minister in "The Land of the Unexpected".

Christi’s Corner: We were delighted to be able to get an ultrasound and to find out that our newest baby is......another girl! We are excited, and anticipating to meet her. Now that we know what the baby is, we can purchase clothes that are gender appropriate. We have begun collecting clothes and things for our little girl. Please pray with us about the safety in delivery of this child in the country of PNG around March 30, 2015.

For His Glory,
Mark and Christi Helzerman
Tabitha, Titus, Samuel, Hadassah,
Grace, Hope, and Serenity
PNG Phone: 011-675-723-10321
E-mail: mhelzerman@gmail.com

 


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