May 2016 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastor and church,

Flexibility

 Proverbs 27:1 says, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” Sometimes this seems to come as a command to “just be flexible.”  Someone has said, “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not break!”

Training Progress

Some progress was made with flight training since I wrote last. I was able to finally go up solo in the C172 the last few weeks of class. I also passed the first written test under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. (CASA Australia) Thank you for prayers for progress.

Praying

 God is able to provide and protect. The rainy season often means the road is out a lot roughly March to May.  Landslides. Rockslides. Washouts. Flooding.  I couldn’t get through the Mumeng area in Morobe Province for 5 days, so missionary Kenny Keck went ahead to a Watut Easter meeting without me.  They reported 11 saved and an encouraging time.  Quite a ride and a couple days hike for them but God is good.

Tresa had someone throw a long machete knife at her while she was driving. She and Aaron had gone over to the church area here in town one weekday.  The bush knife glanced off her door, inches from her face, and marked up the side of the truck.  Bro. Gary Keck went down and took the weapon away from the drunken young man.  Again, praise God for protection.  A normal day on a normal road but it was an attack.

We helped bail another young man out of jail. He was in my religion class in elementary school in 1999. He professed calling to God for salvation while in jail. Pray for Philip.

Wisdom Needed

*In 2 more months, we will bring Naomi to the States for school as she leaves home.
*In ongoing flight training while on a short furlough.
*In looking for a well maintained, used RV. Email if you hear of something.

Thank you again for your ever faithful prayers and support,

Stan Rowe & family

May 2016 Rowe Letter PDF

Stan with his Instructor after his first Solo Flight.

Stan with his Instructor after his first Solo Flight.

Tree over the road

Tree over the road near Wau.

The back road to Bulolo just past Wandumi.

The back road to Bulolo just past Wandumi.

Rock Slide between Lae and Bulolo.

Rock Slide on Bulolo – Lae Road.

Gravel flow from flooding creek just before Mumeng.

Gravel flow from flooding creek just before Mumeng.

The mud and gravel flow at Mumeng. This is the way we go to town...sometimes.

The mud and gravel flow at Mumeng. This is the way we go to town…sometimes. This day Stan chose to fly instead of wade through waist deep mud.

Aaron, beside the Markham River at Flood Stage.

Aaron, beside the Markham River at Flood Stage.