Greetings from the Tanner Family,
James 1:5 says "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
I find myself praying a lot for wisdom. Life is not always as simple as one would like it to be. And making decisions can be very challenging at times.
As I write this, we are on our way back to Missionary Acres for several weeks. This time, the entire family is traveling, and we are excited to be together. Lord willing, by this evening we will be at the Acres.
When I traveled home from Missouri at the end of May, I thought there would be a quick turn around and we would be back in Missouri last week. We had two churches near Kansas City that we were to present our ministry in on June 14th and June 17th.
God however, had other plans. While getting ready to attend our sending church on June 7th, we received a phone call that we had been exposed to someone in the extended family who was now experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. They let us know they were heading in to get tested. A few days later, there was some confusion on the test results, so we continued to self-quarantine, just in case.
Thankfully both of the Pastors in Missouri were very gracious to us, and we were able to reschedule our presentations to the end of July. And as another huge blessing, our family member got results back that were negative for COVID-19, and they are starting to feel better from whatever it was they did have. Praise God for that!
Needless to say, we have been praying a lot over the past couple of weeks about medical concerns, but also about what decisions we should make as we plan to travel more this summer as churches across the country open back up.
We have a meeting this coming Sunday in Missouri. After that, we are planning to stay at Missionary Acres for the rest of June and July in between meetings we have scheduled in the surrounding states.
We will finish this trip off with those two rescheduled meetings before heading home in early August. Then it'll be time to prepare for our fall meetings in the northwest.
We are excited to finally be on the road again and look forward to seeing how God works the rest of this summer.
Bryan & Lisa Tanner & Family