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Prayer Letter
May 2020

Greetings from the Tanner Family,

It has been a busy month for us. On May 1st, Bryan took Jayme, Jeffrey, and Ellie and headed to Missionary Acres. They arrived late on the 3rd. And Bryan has been working there since Monday the 4th. Lisa stayed home with the rest of the family.

Although we have missed being together, this time has been valuable for our family. Bryan has gotten to get a better feel for what we will be doing while serving at Missionary Acres full time.

Currently, the staff is working on "Number 28", as we get the home ready for Alan and Sandy Fluegge. They are currently living onsite in a guest house, while the staff completes their home.

Bryan has been able to work on many different parts of this remodel. He's done some electrical, and worked to secure the main living room floor so it stops squeaking. He also added some mud to the sheet rock, and re-wired the doorbell.

Additionally, he's had the opportunity to diagnose and work on three different tractors. One of them has a substantial hydraulic leak, and they are waiting on parts before the repairs can be made.

We want to thank everyone who has been praying for us during these past few weeks. Although the pandemic has resulted in several cancelled and rescheduled meetings, God is still at work in our lives. It has been a real blessing to us to be able to serve Him while visiting Missionary Acres this month.

The family will be back together at the end of May. Lord willing we will all be heading back to Missionary Acres in the middle of June. Then we will be able to present our ministry at some churches in Kansas and Missouri that are currently scheduled for summer. We pray that God will allow these meetings to take place and that He'd keep us safe on the roads.

While we are at the Acres next month, Bryan will continue working with the staff as much as possible. We currently are planning on staying there through the end of July. Then we will be coming home in August to prepare for September meetings across the state of Montana.

Keep Praying

We asked last month, that you please keep missionaries in your prayers. Being separated in two different states, where one is allowing church services, and the other is not, has really brought to light how much we missed being in church, and how hard it is for those who are not able to meet. We ask that you all, please keep our nation in your prayers. As some of you are allowed to meet and worship together, please do not forget to pray for those who are still longing to do the same.

Psalm 122:1 says, "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD." I can tell you, that being in Missouri and attending church the past two weeks has been amazing. I truly did not realize how much I missed being able to worship with fellow believers. As much as we enjoyed being able to watch multiple services each Sunday from the comfort of our home, it just isn't the same. 

I pray that soon, everyone who is willing will be able to worship in the church building once again.

In Christ,

Bryan & Lisa Tanner and Family

  • Bryan, Jayme, Jeffrey, and Ellie made it Missionary Acres safely.  
  • We have 10 more churches/meetings scheduled so far for 2020.
  • Our current committed support level is up to 16.3%. 
  • Lisa's business hasn't yet lost any clients during this pandemic, and continues to provide the income we need so Bryan can focus on contacting churches and preparing sermons. 
  • We have been able to stay productive during this down time.
Prayer Requests
  • That the residents and staff currently at Missionary Acres would continue to stay healthy. All of the residents and some of the staff are in the "at-risk" categories. Praise God, none have gotten sick so far!
  • To continue to connect with Pastors and fill our schedule for 2020. We are praying for 25+ good meetings.
  • That God would raise our support level to 50% or more this year.  YES we still believe that God can accomplish this, in spite COVID-19.
  • For continued safety on the road, we have many miles to drive in the coming months.
  • For continued health for our family. 
  • Pray for a cure to Angelman Syndrome (what Owen has). There are some promising clinical trials being conducted right now. To learn more about Angelman Syndrome check out our blog from last year: Preparing for Deputation with a Child with Angelman Syndrome 
The Latest from the Blog

About once a month we publish a new blog post. This offers a behind the scenes peek at our journey to become missionaries. Here is our latest blog post: 

5 Practical Ways to Cultivate Mission Awareness as a Family

There are many ways to cultivate mission awareness in your family. This post shares five practical possibilities.

Read the Post
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