This past year has been filled with many opportunities for ministry. We give thanks to God for opening the doors of service and for you, our faithful partners, who have supported the ministry with your prayers and finances.
In January, our daughter-in-love, Katie, bade farewell to her dad, William Randolph Hunt. We spent many times of fellowship and enjoyed the time that we had together with him. Hugh was given the honor of officiating his celebration of life. Continue to pray for our Katie as she continues to adjust to her dad’s passing.
The month of February was filled with opportunities to visit every area of the Cornerstone Conference and renew acquaintances with friends and partners. We are encouraged by those who have recommitted and who have made new Faith Promises.
In May, we spent time in Malawi working on a medical mission led by Dr. Terrance Carey and his wife, Martha Ann. We worked alongside Ernest and Cheryl Turner, ministering to the patients and distributing medications. There were 376 patients treated and 1,416 prescriptions written.
Hugh worked as an eye doctor, giving out more than 150 reading glasses. What a joy to see people who are able to read the Bible again for the first time in many years.
Later, we worked with Althea Meyer and taught the Doctrine of Salvation in the Guthrie Bible Training Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.
REUNION WITH FAMILY
July was the month of the Hoyle Family reunion, in which most of the 15 tribes were represented. We left immediately for Orlando to participate in the General Conference of the IPHC. On our return, we were able to spend a few days with some of Lois’ siblings.
August found us with Mike and Jo Beth Simpson in Esteli, Nicaragua. There, we trained the leaders in the principles of Servant Leadership. Lois taught the pastors’ wives principles of ministry in the parsonage.
God is moving in Cuba despite unique circumstances which call for Holy Spirit anointing and inspiration. Bishop Adonis Gato Cruz invited us to come to Cuba and teach on church planting and missions. Our original schedule for September was changed due to Hurricane Maria, whose category five forces wreaked havoc on southern Florida and northwestern Cuba. We arrived a month later, accompanied by Phillip Gschwend, who had committed to working with the churches long term. Tim and Twyla Eades had planned on sharing in the teaching, but the delay precluded their attendance because they were committed to other plans.
There were more than ninety attending the three days of sessions which began at 8:30 AM and concluded at 5:00 PM. The people were attentive and responsive. As in every teaching situation, we had workbooks for each student and left flash drives of the material with each member of the conference board. We did this so they could reinforce the church planting and missions principles with the pastors. We received word that the conference is planning a ministry trip to Haiti later this year.
MINISTRY IN 2018
This year, we have already committed to teaching in India and assisting in the direction
of the East Africa Bible College for a term. Bishop Gato-Cruz has also invited us to return
to teach church planting and missions in Havana. Thank you for your prayers and faithful
support, which are making all of this possible.
“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Become mature, be encouraged, be of the same mind, be at
peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Cor. 13:11 (HSCB)
The Lord’s mercies are new every day. His compassions fail not. We are grateful for your prayerful
support as we strategically minister where the needs are greatest. Remember to hold us up in prayer.