Mark and Bekah Perry write: Many times we enjoy the “highs” and excitement of life, but when those die down, we grudgingly return to the normal, everyday, boring routines of life. Paul commanded the Thessalonian church to make it their goal to live a quiet, drama-free life. “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you” (1 Thess 4:11). While the excitement of life events and special activities is a gift from God, so is the daily routine of work and family and regular responsibilities. We may spend a lot of our spiritual energy on handling the craziness of life, but we can also glorify God by faithfully discharging the everyday duties he has entrusted to us.
We have enjoyed a quieter season since returning from language school in south Texas. This past month, we visited two churches in Ohio and enjoyed the opportunity to worship several times with our home church, Westerville Bible Church. We have been continuing to study Spanish—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—and made some needed repairs around our house. We also had the privilege of seeing the Flincks for a few days as they made their way through the area on their furlough and we reunited our 2016 Chile mission trip team!
We are looking forward to serving the Lord as we lead a week of Family Camp in July, and then spending five weeks of ministry with one of our supporting churches, Mountain Home Bible Church. We have several meetings scheduled for this fall with our supporting churches with the goal of leaving for Chile by the end of the year.
Editor’s note: Please pray for the Perry’s as they prepare to launch out to Chile to assist in church planting work there.