2017 Prayer Letters

Burton Family – December 2017

To view or read in PDF >>>>>>>> Click Link>>> December 2017 II Corinthians 1:3c – “…Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…” As Amy and I now prepare for our return in this month to Papua New Guinea and the new work in Bougainville, we can’t help but reflect back over the last year and on all that God has done.

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Burton Family – November 2017

To view or Print in PDF click here >>>>>>>November 2017 Prayer Letter Acts 14:27c – “…They rehearsed all that God had done with them…” We came back to America early this year to rehearse to our support partners what God had done in Wipim, Papua New Guinea with Arusa being ordained and voted in as Pastor. We also desired to share how God has

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Burton Family – October 2017

To View or Print in PDF click link >>>>>> October 2017 Philemon 1:20b – “Let me have joy of thee in the Lord” I was excited to be able to speak to Arusa this month as he came into Daru for a both a meeting and supplies. He texted me and I immediately called him back so that I could hear his voice. Many of

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Burton Family – July 2017

Since arriving in America I have found a new drink that I enjoy while driving, it is cold brewed coffee or also known as a Cold Brew. Well recently, I was in a church and as I was behind the pulpit, I said, “Have you all tried one of those Cold Brews yet? I am loving them!” After speaking, someone came to me and mentioned that I might want to define the term Cold Brew because Beer is called Brew in America. Good point, Clarify, Clarify, Clarify when speaking.

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Burton Family – June 2017

What I saw there exceeded my expectations. Without a doubt, God is doing a work in Wipim through Pastor Arusa, his leadership team, and the continuing work amongst the Wipi tribe. Previously I spoke to Arusa via text and gave those reports through the prayer letter but to see the results first hand was even better than how Arusa described it. As you have supported us through prayer and finances, God has born fruit to your account – not through us, but according to His own purpose and grace.

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Burton Family – May 2017

“Brother/Sister Burton, we have to say we honestly did not think you were going to make it past the first term in New Guinea.” While that may seem like a backhanded compliment, many knew our life and background in San Diego. So, I understand completely and am thankful to God that He – and not we ourselves – called us to Papua New Guinea.

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Burton Family – April 2017

So, she said to Beth, “When are you going to purchase those chairs for the table?” To which Beth replied, “Well, I want to get a dog first and, besides, you don’t even sit at the table!” Abby, perplexed, stated, “Beth, I can’t sit at the table – it has no chairs! Buy the chairs before the dog so I can sit down at it!” Roommates and sisters! Love it!

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