A brief note. We have had so much trouble with our email@example.com line that we have stopped using it. Please use our firstname.lastname@example.org address. We are using a gmail address at the moment, and may continue it, but we won’t know until we are settled in Powell, Tennessee. We will let you know when the dust settles. But the email@example.com will reach us regardless. They forward all mail to the correct address.
We are most grateful to our dear friends Fred and Joan Hubele, who have a downstairs fixed up where missionaries can stay. We are very comfortable and made to feel right at home. We are visiting four of our supporting churches and preaching in two of them plus seeing family in the area.We have news that we will be in a house about 4 miles from the campus. We are most grateful. I am definitely teaching Mission Forum and World Religions, and they would like me to teach Missionary Medicine if a schedule conflict can be resolved. I have been working on the course work while in transition, and have prepared over 100 short DVDs over the classwork thus far. I will then start putting a number of quizzes into their online learning system.
At the moment, we are packing up again, and looking forward to finally settling into a location again. We are looking forward to our new challenge at The Crown College of the Bible (official title of Crown College). We cherish your prayers during this time of transition.
I am working on a new method of e-mail which may help in the future, and looking to enhance our website. I am hoping eventually to have the site a place where people can go to get help with various aspects of missions. Please pray that the Lord will use it, as well as the books which have now been published. Maybe you can visit www.teachingmissions.com to get updated, and also as a reminder to pray.
Health and strength for the work
Our own spiritual growth
Packing up and travel
Adjustments to our new location, and that we would be a blessing
Enhancing our website so that it is more usable
Textbooks to be used, and to bless those who use them
In Him and Content: Bob & Liz Patton Missionaries to Suriname since 1986
Dear Praying Friends: The Lord has been answering prayers. There was a situation within the leadership which has caused major problems for years in the main church in Suriname. This last week, there was a complete restoration of leadership....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: Arriving back: We have arrived back in the USA, and are writing from South Bend, Indiana. We have had a rather exhausting and emotional last week. After moving out, Liz spent the last several days sorting and supervising...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: We do cherish your prayers as we head toward the completion of our last week here. Moving day: We spent much of the last week packing up between church and calling. Kim and Ethan came with 6 of their kids Tues. – Caleb...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: Breaking down and packing up: Our house is a mess. Trying to cram 26 years of ministry and memories into 4 suitcases is a challenge. Praise the Lord, we are able to send some things to Moengo for storage and possible...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: Addendum:You may have noticed that May 19th had nothing after it. That was the big day for Ethan and Kim Champlin’s oldest son Seth and Lauren’s wedding. We really appreciated Mt. Zion Baptist Church live...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: Countdown: In five weeks, we are scheduled to return to the USA and begin a new phase in our ministry. Most probably we had our last overnight guests last night, as two college students who had been 2 weeks with Anne...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
May 14, 2012 Soulwinning visits: Exactly five years to the day before 9 year old Ketura accepted the Lord, she narrowly escaped death. Her mother had been warned about leaving her husband for another man. He was tipped off that she was at Sunny...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: Major problem with e-mail: For over 6 weeks, our e-mails are intermittently blocked. Sometimes things we send out are blocked; more often, things we receive are blocked – but not completely. If you have not heard...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Praying Friends: Sranantongo Bibles arrive: The weeks fly by. We prepared for the arriving Bibles, which will be stored and distributed by Ethan Champlin from Moengo. We broke down the garage, piled up the wood and zinc roofing, and hired a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]