Jan 19, 2007
Out With The Old...In With The New
OUT WITH THE OLD (YEAR)
"Thou crownest the year with thy goodness" - Psalm 65:11
Dear Praying Friends,
Well, another "old" year has passed into history and a "new" year is upon us. As for our family, we are still amazed at all the Lord did in our lives last year.
For instance, we had no idea when we came back to the States on furlough that we would see our two oldest children married in the same year!
Our oldest son, Cameron, married Katy Crane on December 30th. Katy's family are missionaries with New Tribes Mission serving in Paraguay. The Crane's became good friends of ours while we were in Paraguay.
Our oldest daughter, Autumn, & her new husband Justin (married June 10th) spent their Winter Break with us. What a blessing it was to have them with us for almost a month!
Both couples are now back at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Autumn & Justin will graduate this May, and Cameron & Katy will graduate the following May.
In addition to two new members being added to our family (Justin & Katy), the Lord gave us a new home/sending church. We have now been working with Northside Baptist Church in Fort Stockton, Texas since September. And what a great four months it has been!
Oct 22, 2006
The Pryors Are Expanding
Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you for your faithful partnership with the Pryor Family through your prayers & financial support. We are especially thankful for those of you who have been in personal contact with us since we have been back in the States on furlough from the Lord's work in Paraguay. You have been a special encouragement to us.
To be honest, we have had a number of disappointments & discouragements since our return to the States. These have primarily involved the timing of our return to the mission field. But, our Lord is faithful, and we are seeing His plan come together for our return to His work in Paraguay.
In the meantime, we are seeing God expand both our family & our ministry!
OUR EXPANDING FAMILY
The Pryor Family is growing. No, we are not expecting another child. Instead, the Pryor Family is growing through marriage!
Autumn, our oldest daughter (soon to be 20), began attending New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin last year. During her first semester there she met a fine, Christian young man who is a missionary kid (MK) himself. After a short courtship & engagement, Autumn & Justin Bartron were married on June 10, 2006. As the old saying goes, we did not lose a daughter, but gained a son!
Cameron, our oldest son (23), began attending New Tribes Bible Institute this August. He had been working to get all his required ratings to be a missionary pilot with New Tribes, but felt now was the time to attend Bible school. This also corresponded with when the young lady he has been friends with for several years now started attending the Institute. She is an MK of a fine family who work with New Tribes in Paraguay and became good friends of ours during our time there. Now, Cameron and Katy Crane are engaged & are planning on being married December 30th of this year. So, we are about to gain a new daughter!
Dec 24, 2005
The Pryors of . . . Texas
Well, we have been back in Texas for several months now. Please forgive our lack of communication with you, but only recently were we able to acquire our own computer. Now, instead of using public terminals or our relative's computers, we are finally able to start getting back into a routine with our correspondence with you.
A lot has happened since we arrived in the States at the end of May. So, allow us to briefly bring you up to date.
We are living with our oldest son, Cameron (22), in his 2 bedroom apartment in Midland, Texas, our home town. It's a good thing we are a close family!
Cameron has earned his private pilot's license and is now beginning to work on his instrument rating, the next step on his road to becoming a missionary pilot.
Our oldest daughter, Autumn (19), is now attending Bible school at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This is the beginning of her goal to be a missionary to tribal people.
David is working in order that we can afford to live in the States (it is significantly more expensive than Paraguay) and save up in preparation for returning to the mission field.
Sherri is busy with home schooling our younger children, Bethany (13) & Matthew (10). She is also active in the neighborhood witnessing to several ladies.
Dec 23, 2005
The REAL "Christmas" Tree
The Pryor Family trusts that you are having a blessed time this season remembering our Savior's birth.
Yet, Jesus did so much more than simply be born in a manger over 2,000 years ago:
He came to die for sinners,
To take away our sin;
That we may know salvation,
And be complete in Him.
(From the hymn, "Go Tell It On The Mountain")
May 24, 2005
As of May 27th, we will be back in Texas and beginning our furlough. We are very much looking forward to seeing family, friends and supporters. We are also anxious to see how the Lord will lead us in our search for a new home church.
During our time in the States you may continue to send your financial support to us through the same channels as you have while we were on the field.
We will continue to use our existing email addresses, so you may keep in touch with us through them. As soon as we have a new mailing address, we will post it here.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we adjust once again to American culture. Also, keep praying for the believers we have been working with in Paraguay. In our absence, they will be meeting with another assembly in the area.
Apr 21, 2005
March-April 2005 Update
“And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while…” - Mark 6:31
We have been in Paraguay for 6 years now without a furlough. Most missionaries return to their home country every 4 years for a time of rest and reporting to their supporters.
We have prayed much about this and the Lord has provided the money for us to go to the States. We have our tickets in hand and will fly out of Paraguay on May 26th.
It is with mixed emotions that we are leaving. We look forward to seeing friends and family again. But, we are going to miss the new believers we have been working with to plant a local church in our neighborhood.
Apr 05, 2005
How Shall They Hear?
As you slow to a stop inches behind the car in front of you, you squint your eyes and peer through your car’s windshield. You strain to catch a glimpse of the cause for the backed up traffic ahead. But there are just too many cars on the freeway to see the reason for the delay.
Feb 03, 2005
Truth Finaly Reaches Isolated Indians
ASUNCION, Paraguay (New Tribes
Mission) - A once isolated group of Ayore Indians are beginning to hear about God from their own people.
This group came out of the jungle for the first time on March 3, 2004. They weren’t seeking to make contact but saw where some men were working. In the middle of the night they approached their tent with the idea of killing the workers and taking whatever they might find useful.
Feb 01, 2005
Every Christian is a Missionary
Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." - John 4:35c
Every Christian is a Missionary - This is a statement of fact, not a question nor an exhortation.
Some, however, may doubt the validity of such a statement. So, let us consider the word Christian for a moment.
Jan 29, 2005
Obedience Brings Blessing
Faith's Checkbook - January 29th
by Charles H. Spurgeon
Observe and hear all these words, which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God. (Deuteronomy 12:28)
Though salvation is not by the works of the law, yet the blessings which are promised to obedience are not denied to the faithful servants of God. The curses our Lord took away when He was made a curse for us, but no clause of blessing has been abrogated.