We have been in a lot of communication with our immigration lawyer and things are for sure moving along. We have been bringing closer with YWAM in the Indo-china Region and overall it has been going well.
There are a couple of things I (Dustin) have been doing in this stage of the processes.
1) I am reflecting on my time in Asia. I came to the Philippines when I was 22 and I will be leaving here at 42. So many things have taken place in the last two decades. In so many ways, Philippines is more home than the States. I came to the Philippines as a young Bible school graduate and now I am married with 3 kids. There for sure has been some joy, victories, trails and challenges. Overall, God has been so good to me and faithful in all His ways.
2) I have been preparing my heart for the States. America has changed so much in the past 20 years. God has been expanding my heart for my home nation and I find myself praying more often.
It is clear we are in a transition time. Letting go of our past; embracing our future. Keep us in your prayers these next few months.
Shortly after our last newsletter I flew out to Thailand to teach Identity and Calling in the DTS in Phang Nga Andaman. I had a great time and I totally love teaching on Identity. God moved in the lives of many people. By far, this has become my favorite topic to teach.
When I got back from Thailand our boys had two weeks of swimming lessons. Outside of having lots of fun they learned how to swim!
Also, I was invited to teach (Passion in Teaching) in a seminar for public school teachers in Makati Science High School. What a privilege to be able to encourage and help ignite the passion for reaching this generation. Some teachers found themselves in tears and the feedback was great.
Outside of that we have been doing our best to catch up with homeschooling. Our kids fell a little behind while on our 25 State tour (understandable). The only thing we have struggled with is the Philippine summer heat! Praise God raining season is about to start (June in the Philippines). We are looking forward for a little cool down!
Next month I will be traveling to an undisclosed country to teach on the Holy Spirit. There will be some more travel in the months to come.
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 23 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.