Dear faithful partners in ministry,
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22,23) We praise God for His unfailing mercies, compassion, and faithfulness toward us daily.
It’s hard to believe that 2020 is finally over, and we are well into 2021. With all that transpired last year, we still have much for which to praise God.
We returned to the USA on July 29, 2020. We have been able to visit several churches, but because of the effects of the Coronavirus our schedule has not been full. We’ve even had a couple of meetings cancelled due to pastors and church members having Covid.
On November 24, 2020, our daughter and her husband, Ryan and Anna Rodgers, gave us our first grandchild, a beautiful baby girl named Alyssa Nicole Rodgers. Alyssa was born three weeks early, but both baby and mother are doing well.
On December 1, Becky tested Positive for Covid, and Dan tested Negative. However, a week later, Dan tested Positive, as did one of our children (Deborah). Thankfully, they have been mild cases, and none of us had to go to the hospital. For the most part our symptoms were very mild, and we felt lethargic much of the time. Our family was in quarantine for a couple of weeks, but we have recovered and are now doing well.
We thank God for our colleagues, Michael and Ruth Douglas, who are doing a great job in our absence. God is using them in a great way, and we recently spoke with them as they were praising the Lord for how He is working during this pandemic. Even though church attendance is down, there is a handful of faithful people that are committed to assemble as the body of Christ.
As I mentioned earlier, we are now in the United States for furlough, and we have several openings still available. If you are interested in having us to give a report of the work and ministry among the Deaf in Brazil, please contact me as soon as possible. You can reach me at (803)448-2127.
Thanks to all that gave a special Christmas offering to us. Your love and generosity did not go unnoticed, and it was a tremendous blessing to our family.
Also, thank you for standing with us financially during the difficult months of the Coronavirus. Not once did we lack in our support due to the faithfulness of God’s people. We greatly appreciate all that give and pray to the work and ministry of our family.
That all may “hear,” Dan and Becky Bennett