August 2020

Dear Family and Friends

If you are in or around London I hope that you are enjoying the weather as much as I am! For those of you in America, we are actually having the same weather you are – which is a rare thing. The only difference is most of us here in the UK or Europe don’t have air conditioning in their houses so some people are melting….

In the midst of everything we have been going through over the last 5 months I think many of us have felt like the heat has been turned up in our lives and maybe some even feel like they can’t take much more. Like, nothing good is going to come out of it except being completely burned up or out! I want to encourage you to hang on! Trust in God and His faithfulness.

I was able to get away for a few days this past week and I visited a garden full of fruit trees. You would think that in the heat we have been having that the trees would be dried up, struggling or even dying. The amazing thing though, was every tree was exploding with fruit and even the flowers were flourishing! I know that some fruit trees are made for hot weather but let’s face it, you can’t always depend on that in England, and with weather that can swing between extremes at any moment I really believe that it boils down to the roots and where they are planted that keeps these trees and flowers going.

Jeremiah 17 says: “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the

water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its

leaves are always green. It has no worries in

a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

The Lord is our living water and as we stay rooted in Him, He will bring life and healing. Dig deep, hang on, keep trusting and expect fruit! He is faithful!

Have a wonderful rest of the month and please email me if you have any prayer requests.

Please pray for my housemate’s dad who I call “Tio.” The doctors have said he is on his last days. His wife passed away in January. You might remember that I wrote about her in my newsletter. Dina flew to Madeira this morning and I am hoping to fly out in the next day or so to be with the family.

Thank you so much for all that you do!

Loads of Love

Traci

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