Word For The World Baptist Ministries

This past week, Kayleigh, Adrienne, and I went to Rossville, GA for the annual conference at our mission board. During the week, we hear about 7 full length sermons a day, we get to meet and visit with veteran missionaries who have been on the field for 20 and 30 years, and we get to see friends who are also on deputation. It was a blessing this year to go. Kayleigh and I both needed the sermons. They were an encouragement and helped to revive us in our work! Another thing that made the trip worth going was being encouraged by one of the missionaries that we will be working with for a short time. Niels Gade and his wife talked with us for a few hours one evening, and he had the perfect things that I needed to hear. It was a blessing!

 

Please pray for him, though. He is supposed to be working on the mission station in PNG while Bro. Wells is back with his family on furlough. The Wells had been gone for a week and a half, and Bro. Gade fell and broke his shoulder. He came back to the States immediately for treatment, and he is facing surgery to repair his shoulder, or an amputation. These options are determined by the spread of the cancer that weakened his shoulder. He has bone cancer, and when the shoulder broke, it was basically released into the blood. 

 

We know that God works in ways we don’t understand, and we know that He is protecting and guiding us as he puts us through tests. I know that I’m grateful that Bro. Gade for talking with me, but we are praying that God heals his cancer and his shoulder so that he may return to his work in PNG. Please pray with us for Niels Gade, and his family.

 

Thanks!

Need Some Prayer

Over the past week we’ve received emails from the family that we are going to work with in Papua New Guinea. I would appreciate it if you would take the time to read through these messages and pray for Chad Wells.

ULG071212_092120 Alimbit Outreach - Chad With Twins

 

Mar 17th:

We have a prayer request. Yesterday, something got in Chad’s eye. It is still there. We think it might be a metal shard. We can see it but it is very tiny. He feels it move inside every time he closes his eye. It was a rough night! We are on our way to Kudjip (we were in communications with dr. Radcliffe) to have it removed. It is 7:30am now. We should be there by 10am (8pm for you). Please pray for a safe trip in and a quick resolution.

Mar 21 UPDATE:

We are back in Pangia now. Today (Saturday) Chad’s eye is really hurting. He has a fuzzy spot that hasn’t gone away yet, too. We are trying to keep him “calm”, although you know that it is hard to keep Chad down! He got the dorm boys working on their kitchen and helped them out until his eye hurt too much and he needed to come rest it. They were able to keep working on it and did well.
We were supposed to go to Kauapini tomorrow to preach but we let Pastor Cash know that we will have to try again another week. Maybe staying in Pangia tomorrow will allow it to heal faster.
If we aren’t seeing greater improvement by Monday we may drive back in to see if Dr. Radcliffe can find more metal in his eye. So, we are praying that it will just improve greatly by then!
Kirsten Wells
Chad@chadwellsfamily.com
www.chadwellsfamily.com
Phone : 675 70454892

 

As I said, please pray for Bro Chad and his eye to heal. I will update when I get another email from Mrs. Wells!