Dear Partners, Family, and Friends,
19 December 2017
2017 comes to a close soon, we reflect on the birth of Jesus and the amazing things He has done in us. The manger set up in our living room reminds us throughout this season that the hardship experienced by Jesus’ parents was a precursor to His birth. The words that come to mind are: ‘wonderful’, ‘peace’, and ‘joy’. Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, and Joy of our heart.
As we prayed through the months of October and November, we asked fervently that God would clearly show us His desire for our plans. We know that many others were lifting our requests to the Lord as well. God answers prayers. A good friend and pastor has said, “Sometimes the answer is yes, while other times it is no, and many times the answer is wait for My time.” Through several gifts from wonderful people we reached just over half of the funds needed to go to Papua New Guinea in January. In discussions with our Wycliffe leadership and others they suggested that we consider waiting until the end of the school year. Emily had her heart set on going in January to complete her junior year and the rest of her high school career, but we know that God’s timing is perfect. Though difficult, we count it joy and truly believe that God has the best plan for each of His children. We have a sense of peace that maybe there is something we need to be here for, either for our growth or blessing or for someone else.
Our family continues serving His people wherever He directs. It has been our honor to work with Wycliffe for the past 28 years. Any year-end gifts will go toward fulfilling our needs to return to PNG in May. Please consider investing with us in His work for the Bibleless peoples.
Wycliffe is an organization with a rich history of serving minority peoples needing His word for the past 75 years. To celebrate this milestone, Wycliffe put together a short inspiration video featuring words by its founder, Cameron Townsend, from 1981. Click here or the emblem to watch the video.
Celebrating His birth,
Robert and Molly for the Clementz family
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