January/February 2018

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 118:1

These past two months have been a time of trial and testing for our family; but the Lord has been good and taken care of us through every trial. As you may remember, at the end of last year we purchased a motorhome to travel with on deputation. It was in the shop until January when we loaded it up and headed south for some meetings. We were in Oklahoma City for a church planters conference when the furnace went out. The Lord provided us a place to stay while it was cold and we planned on heading south where it would be warm enough for me to fix it. As we were leaving, we smelled gasoline and found gasoline flowing out of the engine. For the next two weeks, God provided in so many ways as we got it fixed and fixed the furnace. The weather was warmer those weeks we were in Oklahoma City and allowed us to do some maintenance work while we were there. During this week, God miraculously provided the $1,000 needed to fix the engine. We headed up to a Round-Robin Conference in Kansas; on our way, the tailpipe of the motorhome fell down. Rob was able to tie it up to get where we needed to go, but once again the motorhome needed work. We were staying in Elkhart, Kansas and First Baptist committed to helping us get the muffler replaced. The closest place that could fix it was a couple hours away in Dodge City Kansas. We left it there for the week of the conference and stayed in the missions house in Elkhart. After the conference, we went to pick up the motorhome and head to our next meeting. We got almost 20 miles out of Dodge City and the engine broke down. We towed it back to Dodge and had the mechanic look at it. This time, the engine was shot and they quoted a starting price of over $10,000 to fix it. We rented a car and made it to our meeting that Wednesday. The Lord provided in more ways than I can tell over the next four days as we had to figure out what to do with the motorhome and how to get us and our stuff out of Dodge. We got back to Indiana where we had left our van and spent last week transitioning back to traveling in a minivan. Even with all that happening, we never had to cancel a meeting, we gained four new supporting churches, and we’re still debt free—we even have some money in the bank. Only the Lord could do that.

Bekah had a doctor appointment while back in Indiana and we are excited to announce that we are expecting another boy on July 6th. Please pray for Bekah and the baby’s health. Bekah has had to get IV fluids three times already with this pregnancy.

Also, pray for wisdom as we try to figure out what to do about traveling with a third boy in our minivan.

For Christ’s Glory,
Rob, Rebekah, Nathaniel, Ethan and Baby Greene

 

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