We are delighted to write with good news and with the expectation of a great upcoming trip to Israel. We praise the Lord for helping Jamie with much better health. Yesterday we saw the kidney doctor and he said that Jamie is almost completely recovered. Thank all of you who are praying, please continue to pray as we desire that Jamie will be healthy so Marta and I both can travel to Israel. Please pray for Jamie's shoulder and neck, she still has significant pain and swelling, and limited movement from an injury that was two years ago. The doctors can't figure out why her shoulder is not healing. Pray for the Lord's solution for Jamie with the workman's comp claim from the shoulder injury.
Pray for Marta and I as we prepare a ministry outreach trip to Israel from October 24th to November 28th. Marta has not been to Israel this year because of Jamie's four surgeries and all the time that Jamie has been in the hospital. Pray that Jamie's health will allow Marta to travel with me to serve in Israel.
Pray for the Calvary Chapel of Downey outreach team that will travel to Israel Oct. 31st to November 12th. Pray for the Lord to grant them favor to take extra pieces of luggage without extra fees. Pray for the ministry items they are bringing to reach those that need them the most and that the Holocaust survivors would have open hearts to believe in Jesus. Pray for the CC Downey group as they also serve young men in a drug rehabilitation program. Many of the group of 20 people from Downey speak Spanish so we will also have a ministry day to Israeli believers who speak spanish.
Pray as Marta and I arrange small concerts and eyeglass clinics the second half of November. Pray for Bruce who will be coming to Israel for the eyeglasses distribution and for Carol and Galina who are coming to perform in musical concerts. Carol and Galina were both professional musicians and now they have the hearts to bless Israel and to share the love of God through music. We will give out books during the outreach events. Pray that the books we give and the testimonies we share will reach the Holocaust survivors and the others that we will serve in Israel.
Pray for good health and for favor as we carry ministry supplies through customs and for safety as we travel in vehicles in Israel.
Pray for spiritual protect from opposition as we serve in Israel.
Pray for the Lord to direct us, I have been invited to serve with an outreach group in January. Global Aid Network is bring an entire shipping container of wheelchairs and medical supplies to distribute among Holocaust survivors. They also will distribute a shipping container among Arabic speakers in Jericho.
We are thankful to have many opportunities to serve in Israel and we trust God to direct us and fill us with the Holy Spirit.
We are thankful that we made a trip to visit my family in Kansas and attended a wedding and are thankful that Jamie was healthy enough to travel with us.
We are thankful for Pastor Hector and his wife Diana and for the outreach team, they have done fundraisers to provide the money for the 20 people coming in their group and to purchase 200 blood pressure monitors as gifts for Holocaust survivors.
Thank you for praying with us and encouraging us in this season of life and ministry,
Don and Marta Patten
We are helping to pack and carry hundreds of eyeglasses and sunglasses and about 50 quilts to Israel. CC of Downey is bringing 200 blood pressure monitors and also handmade scarves and hats.