is our refuge and strength,
very present help in trouble.
We hope that
this letter finds you doing well and that you have had a
We chose the
above verse as a reminder and encouragement that it is our God
who is our constant refuge and strength, the One who is our help
when we face troubles, over which that we have no control.
Hardly a day goes by when we dont see images on our TV of
deadly, devastating floods, news of raging wild fires that
threaten lives and property, destructive tornadoes and
hurricanes, as well as other terrible natural disasters across
our land. In Psalm 46:2 & 3 we read:
will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the
mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the
waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof. Selah.
wonderful blessing to personally know the One who delivers us
from all of our fears and who promises to be with us when
terrible, natural events happen to us and to our loved ones,
over which we have no control.
It is with much
appreciation to you, and thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father,
that we thank you for your support. You are always such a
wonderful blessing and help to us. Without the support of
friends like you, we could not continue to remain in this
ministry with New Tribes Mission of taking the Gospel to tribal
people around the world. Thank you again for all you do for us.
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encouraged when our new co-worker and his family moved to
Sanford the first week of August. We expected them to have
arrived in June, but this did not work out for them. Now each
day we are busy teaching him about the NTM Medical Plan, the
Life Insurance and the Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance.
His comment to us the other day: “There sure are a lot
of details to learn!” He has to learn the very basic elements
of working in the Medical Plan office. This includes
terminology used, the ins and outs of the policy and benefits,
what is an EOB (Explanation of Benefits) and how to explain
these to a confused missionary, what to say and how to answer
medical providers on the telephone, answering many other
questions from members, etc. & etc.
We are also
facing the updating/revision of the 2008 Medical Plans Policy,
which will need to be printed in December. For several weeks,
we have been looking into another PPO Network of medical
providers here in the USA. The Network that we are considering
will give our Medical Plan much larger discounts than the one
that we are presently using, without too much disruption to our
members. Spiraling medical costs have resulted in our Plan
paying out far more in medical expenses this year than has come
in to the Plan through monthly premiums. It is of utmost
importance that we reverse this trend in order to keep the NTM
Medical Plan financially “healthy.” The Annual Enrollment for
the NTM Medical Plan and Life Insurance must also be completed
before January 1st. So as you can see, we are facing
a very busy time during the next 4 months and your prayers are
thank you for your gifts and for your faithful prayers.
Joyfully in His
service, as co-laborers together with you,
John & Linda (McGhee)
1000 East First Street