Dear Family and Friends,
Thanks everyone for keeping us in your prayers during our 3
day trip from Michigan to Grants Pass, OR. We only made it 4 hours the
first day due to the snow and ice on the roads. We made up for it the
next day with a 13.5 hour drive. Vernon slept a good part of the trip
and was able to start feeling better by the last day of driving. God’s
creation is truly a wonderful thing to behold! In the last 3 months we
have been all over the USA and we are all so blessed to live in such a
Thanks again for all your prayers and encouragement.
Dear Family and Friends,
We are just finishing up three months of travel where we put about
15,000 miles on the mission car. We have met so many wonderful people
and are thankful to see how God is working in their lives. At each
church we shared how God has been working in us in the midst of our
grief and what He has called us to do. It has been nearly a year since
our son Rowen was transferred to his heavenly home and we thank God for
the life He does give and the eternal life that He offers.
Our grandma Darlene Anderson wrote an article in the Spring edition of the International Harvest where she talks about the loss of their eldest daughter while they were missionaries:
“We faced our toughest test in April, 1959. Laurel, who always joined the youth & loved to sing, requested Lord, I’m Coming Home at the meeting in front of the school. One week later she transferred to her heavenly home after 3 days of meningitis without good medical care. It was our turn to believe what we preached: resurrection is real.”
On Easter we are once again reminded of what God has done for us and how that affects the way we live our lives. According to the Scriptures, Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried and was raised back to life after three days. What if that had never happened? The Apostle Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins… But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:17, 20).
We serve a living Savior and He has a plan for our lives. Paul said, “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58). In his next letter to the Corinthian church he says, “And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised” (5:15). As Christians we must live for God and not grow weary in serving Him. God has called us to share His gospel with the world in the good times and in the bad.
Thank you for partnering with us as we prepare to proclaim the gospel in South Africa!
– Our drive from Minneapolis to Grants Pass, OR starting this morning.
– Vernon has been sick with a fever. Pray that he will get over it soon.
– Our daughter is due the first week of May and we are so excited to welcome her to our family.
– Visa applications
– Raising the remainder of our financial support.
– God’s help while we grieve the loss of our son
– American churches will partner with international missionaries
– Preparation of the hearts in South Africa
– God’s direction in ministry
In Christ and For His Glory,
Robby & Tegwen Heath
“Declare His glory among the nations”
1 Chronicles 16:23-24