July 31, 2019
Well Bev and I finally made it back to Cruzeiro do Sul. It seems like every time we try to get home, we have some big adventure. What should only take us 2 days always ends up being 5 or even a week! I won’t bore you with the blow by blow. We are just really glad to be home.
Of course, when you are away from your “stuff” for a few weeks, the “stuff” gets messed up. The batteries on my jeep and motorcycle both gave up the ghost. I went everywhere in town and couldn’t even find a battery for the motorcycle. Not even available in the capital, Rio Branco. So, much of my daytime hours have been spent trying to get things up and running again.
Things at church are going great though. My first week back, they had me very busy. On Sunday morning I did a “Sermon in a Sack” for the little ones. This was done in the main auditorium. The adults enjoy this almost as much as the kids. Then I had all the youth and adults for a lesson about some basics for the family. It was VERY basic, but when I finished, they responded with loud applause. This happens now and then, but always catches me off guard. I preached the evening service and there was one lady coming to move her letter from a church in Rio Branco and three people were saved.
We have been able to do a few little things on the building. Right now, we are really concentrating on paying off a few bills from the first stage of the rebuild.
Please pray for my son Andrew. He is back in Manaus and it looks like he will be having major surgery again. He has seen at least 4 doctors already and will be seeing another tomorrow. His body produces stones in his liver. He has had a number of procedures. He had major surgery in 2015 and we almost lost him. I was with him through the whole ordeal. If he does have to go through another surgery, I will be going to Manaus to be with him again. He does not have any kind of insurance. The socialized medicine (Brazil’s version of Obamacare) doesn’t work. Please pray.
Thanks for all of your prayers and support. God bless you as much as He has us.
Mike and Beverly Creiglow
Caixa Postal 24
Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil 69980
mdcreig [at] hotmail.com