Last year has flown by for us and it was dominated by Yurees’ pregnancy and the birth of our first child. Harper Tanapoe Lembke, who was born August 23rd at 5lbs 6oz, two weeks early via emergency c-section. Harper is now over seven months old and is a super giggly and happy baby girl.
It took just over a year, but we hit our first milestone that has allowed us to move to full-time fundraising on November 1st, 2021. This allowed Eric to resign from his job in Muskogee and transition us to being more mobile. We have sold our home and moved our “home base” to Wisconsin.
Our mission partner in Thailand, the Kawthoolei Karen Baptist Bible School & College (KKBBSC) celebrated accreditation by the International Association for Theological Accreditation (IATA). They became the 254th college accredited by them with a BA in Theology. Unfortunately, the school had been in lockdown most of 2021 due to covid, but on December 5th, the teachers and students were able to gather for a worship service at the school. They were able to sing and worship God together again with much rejoicing!
Please also pray for our partner in Thailand, the KKBBSC, that they will be able to continue to meet in person and that students and teachers remain healthy during this pandemic.
2022 has already been a busy year for us! We have been out traveling in Kansas seeing people in person! Last week we were in Nebraska and now we are back to Kansas. Our plan is to be in Iowa in May and June. We will be attending the World Mission Conference in July at Green Lake… maybe you will be there too? After that, we are working on plans to be moving toward Indiana and Ohio. We also hope to visit Thailand (vision trip to meet our ministry partners) when it is safe to do so. For now, we continue to monitor Thailand news regarding travel to the country and the status of visitation to the refugee camp.
We pray that this during this new season, you are blessed, and we thank you so much for your support. Please feel free to reach out to us, we would love to hear from you.
For more up-to-date information about where we are, or for updates on Harper; visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/lembkeministry
Yuree, Eric, and Harper