Greetings Shorelife Church,

 

Praises~

1) I had the most wonderful time away for 3 days with Cindy Carlson. Cindy does the admin for InnerCHANGE and reports to me as IC Collective Director. We had two wonderful days together just the two of us sunning in the ocean and discussing InnerCHANGE work. Novo and InnerCHANGE have and are still going through a good bit of change in systems and with Covid and the lack of in-person work it was a really good time to catch up and discuss new ways of getting things done. It was a 5 hour ride down and back as well and those rides were full of conversations too.

Greetings Shorelife Church,

 

Praises~

1) I had the most wonderful time away for 3 days with Cindy Carlson. Cindy does the admin for InnerCHANGE and reports to me as IC Collective Director. We had two wonderful days together just the two of us sunning in the ocean and discussing InnerCHANGE work. Novo and InnerCHANGE have and are still going through a good bit of change in systems and with Covid and the lack of in-person work it was a really good time to catch up and discuss new ways of getting things done. It was a 5 hour ride down and back as well and those rides were full of conversations too.

 

2) Our conference, albeit virtual again this year, went off without any technical glitches. Each day of the week we met for 2 hours via cameras and zoom technology. On average we had about 85 people on the call each day. We had times of prayer, worship, sharing from each of our teams what the past year highlights and lowlights had been. And what they were looking forward to in the coming year. We also had guest speakers who shared as well. This was a wide variety. Topics were mostly along the lines of sharing our testimonies of God’s goodness and faithfulness and how to do that not only cross culturally but also cross race lines - very challenging at times - always good!

 

3) Mom did have her outpatient surgery on her left knee to clean up  a few places from a year ago when she had a complete knee replacement. She has done very well - only it is still clicking. She’s concerned about it not being completely fixed yet, but more of that below.

 

4) And a HUGE PRAISE!!! We have found yet another care-giver for mom who will come 5 days a week - M-F from 9am-1:30pm. This is a close friend and someone who has been helping mom already for several months. She has worked as a CNA for many years and is a very hard worker as well. She’s very flexible also. She stayed with mom at night when I was away for 3 nights and tonight I’ll be going to the local high school football game so I’ll go by myself and she will stay with mom. LOVELY!!! Thanks be to GOD!

 

Prayer~

1) September 1st, I’ll take mom back to the orthopedic doctor to get her stitches out and to have her knee examined. Pray for the swelling will be gone and the true final result will be evident and if something else is needed that we won’t have to wait another year. And for mom to be willing to accept what she hears from the doctors plus to be able to trust the Lord for His perfect timing!

 

2) This past week, Novo, our parent mission’s organization had it’s first in-person meeting with all the new staff who have started within the last 18 months. This was held at our home office in Anaheim Ca. The 20 new staff returned home yesterday morning, prior to one of the home office staff being diagnosed with Covid! This is really sad on many levels. These 20 people all boarded planes and headed to different cities, most likely through different planes, airports and not knowing of their exposure. Also a few of the staff who flew in to help lead this training weren’t scheduled to fly out until Sunday or live in the So Cal region. This means our entire home office has been exposed and all of our upper management who were presenting to this group of new recruits were exposed as well. This is one of those times I was really thankful for NOT being in the First Things Meetings!  Please pray for strong immune for those exposed and a willingness to do whatever is needed. Getting appts to be tested for Covid in the first place at this time is near to imposable. 

 

3) Please pray for our new team just moving into Columbia, South America and also our team that has been serving in Oakland over a decade is moving to Modesto and taking some of those new believers with them to start a new InnerCHANGE work there.

 

God is good and continues to bless and use us in His work around the world. Thank you for being a vital part of His work with me! There’s no place I’d rather be!!

Joyfully,

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Diane welcomes your letters, emails and prayers as she continues to share the love of Christ to those less fortunate.

You can contact her and show your support by emailing her at the address below.

 

diane.moss@innerchange.org