December 1, 2011
Dear Pastors, Friends, and Prayer Warriors,
We thank God for your faithfulness, love and support. We could not be on the field without you.
We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and want to wish a Merry Christmas to our dear friends and supporters. May the Lord bless you, your families, and your ministries with a Christ-filled New Year.
“For unto you is born this day, in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:11.
Since our last prayer letter God has blessed us with many meetings, and God’s people have been very gracious to us. Though we miss our church family back in Vicenza, Italy, we cannot thank God enough for the wonderful gracious men who have filled-in in our stead. The reports of salvations and baptisms have warmed our hearts and strengthened our resolve to raise support and return to the field as quickly as possible. We praise God that Isabella’s mother has come to know Christ as Saviour.
Please join us in praying that God will help us raise the support needed to return to the field. We are currently at ten percent support. If you know anyone or any church that would be willing to have us for a meeting, a revival or a mission’s conference, please contact us.
The Southern European Task Force is expected to grow by one hundred and fifty percent over the next twelve months. What an honor it is to be called to serve those men and women.
Perhaps, we have more opportunity to reach the men and women deploying than any other ministry in the world. We do not take this responsibility lightly but with fasting and praying. We thank God that He has chosen us to be on the front lines to care for those who care for our safety.
As you can imagine, the results of the fire continue to touch our lives. We have lived in four places since the last prayer letter. Recently the Lord has graciously provided us with a house for the rest of our furlough. Though the house is provided, join us in praying for the resources, furniture, and appliances needed to make this house a home.
It is our goal to be in seventy-five more churches before returning to Italy in July of 2012. As of today we have eleven meetings, missions conferences and revivals scheduled and are calling daily to fill openings on our calendar.
Our family is well. David has had the cast taken off his foot, and Isabella continues to be amazed with the beauty of America and our Christian brothers and sisters.
Please pray for soldiers to be saved and to grow in the knowledge of our Lord; pray for us to schedule meetings and gain the support needed to return to the field.
From your missionaries to the men and women of the Southern European Task Force, Merry Christmas!
Tim, Isabella, John and David Drylie