Newsletter of Chip & Tammy Welton
Ps 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
There is so much to be thankful for. Number one is the greatest gift, that of eternal life.
I can say since March of 79 that the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. God has met every need. We are trusting him now for youth being renewed, vs 5 above, to finish the race and complete the task with joy the Lord has given me to testify of the Gospel of God’s grace, Acts 20:24.
Five years ago, I found out that I have had a bad heart valve since birth. On Nov. 15 my cardiologist told me I need heart surgery to hopefully repair if not replace it. I am thankful that even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death that thou are with me. I am hoping to get this surgery done ASAP.
I am requesting prayer for: a repair not replace, and minimal invasive surgery not open heart and the lasting benefit of more energy.
I am so thankful that the worst-case scenario in the world's eyes is actually graduation day for the believer. Heaven is far better.
Rev 21:4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” We have much to be thankful for and look forward to.
The tentative plan before the news above was to go to Bolivia, Russia, Ecuador and Peru in 2022 but I will have to detour until we see how things go with the new challenge.
It is a blessing to go out with the team in Calgary. On Nov 18 we were at City Hall. It was cold, fewer people on the street because of Covid but we still had many good witnessing opportunities.
We had a good 12,000 KM road trip to the US. Tammy's mother sold her house and moved into a senior’s apartment. We spent a lot of time helping her. It was also good to visit my mother, sister and family in Ohio. I spoke in 2 churches in NY and 2 in NC plus a pastor’s meeting in NC. I did 2 training sessions and we visited many supporters. While we were away, we had 2 families staying at our house. Roland and Brittany Pingist family of 6 were at our house from Sept 9 to Nov 4. Roland is a huge help with our WP website. They will be heading back to Brazil in Dec.
Isabel Romanchuk, whose parents were at Prairie Bible College back when I was Evangelist in Residence, has been in South America working with both our branches in Bolivia and Ecuador since Jan 24 of this year. She writes: “I never could've imagined what God had planned when I first came to Ecuador as a volunteer in 2019. He has shown me more deeply His grace towards me and the power of the gospel to transform hearts and lives, 2 Cor 12:9. Coming back in 2021 was like coming back home. I'm praying that He would place me in Ecuador, and am excited to see His work wherever He leads!”
Some encouraging pictures I received recently from reports from the field:
Born in a manger, died on the cross, never sinned, truly Christ Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us. Heaven is for real, and far better. May the Christmas season see many come to the Saviour to be their shepherd for now and for eternity. We are so thankful for everyone that stands with us praying, giving and encouraging. The goal, to hear the “well done”, may it be by God’s grace for me and for you.
May you have a blessed Christmas Season,
Chip and Tammy, Acts 11:24