We sent this out to our email list yesterday.
It's been awhile since we've updated the people on this list and it dawned on us this afternoon that it would be a good idea to ask you all to pray for us as we're entering into the formal launch phase of our new congregation.
Cheryl and I are now living in Laveen, a "village" within the city of Phoenix, Arizona. We have been working with several families and intend to launch MasterPiece Church on 10-10-10 (October 10, 2010). There are lots of loose end details that need to come together before then -- equipment, assignments, etc. We also need to be connecting with new people -- people who are open to what God is going to do through this church.
Please pray for a great openness and enthusiasm for God's word.
The church website is at: http://MasterPieceChurch.org
After months and months of filling out job applications Cheryl found a part-time job that she really enjoys. She is working in the office of a trucking company whose only customer is a mattress manufacturer.
Brad has been working about 30 hours per week on the new church plant. In addition he continues to teach the spiritual formation class for Pacific Islands University. Teaching online is different than face-to-face interaction but it is fruitful. The students in the spring semester were all living on Guam and in Palau. The Palauans, all enrolled in PIU Bible degree programs, had been waiting for a long time for the class but the school had been unable to offer it onsite in Palau.
The students in the summer class all live on Guam and have been highly motivated. That semester will be wrapping up in the next few weeks. Brad has also been asked to teach the same class again in the fall and is looking forward to that. So, the work we began to do on Guam and in Micronesia continues.
We were excited that the Voices of Micronesia tour stopped here in July. It was so good to be with PIU friends and students again. We were able to host a group at our home and two other families from our church plant helped us with housing.
Our children continue to do well. Kirk still works for AT&T Interactive in Glendale, California. Betsy graduated from UC Berkeley in May and will begin graduate work in genetics at UC San Francisco starting next month. Both Kirk and Betsy will be traveling to South Korea in a week to visit Kent before he completes his English teaching contract at Chinju National University of Education in Jinju.
Kent's next English teaching gig is at the new Pyongyang University of Science and Technology which is opening its doors in North Korea this fall. This school is being started by evangelical Christians from South Korea and the US and will have an international faculty. Obviously, this is a sensitive area of the world and we would appreciate your prayers for Kent and all those who be going there later this month.
There is a Wikipedia article about them at: http://goo.gl/bIP1. Also, Dr David Kim, the vice president of the university, gave a "TechTalk" for Google employees that has been posted online -- http://goo.gl/f6my. The school's website is http://pust.kr. This is all very exciting -- but also very venturesome. We appreciate your prayers.
Thank you, again, for your support and friendship -- especially this fall as there are so many new endeavors in the works.
Brad & Cheryl Boydston
• Brad's phone number is 602-903-5085
• Cheryl's phone number is 602-820-8948
• Skype us -- BradBoydston or seespleez
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