Newsletter – May 2023
May – July 2023 Newsletter
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
(Featured Image – Lisa and Jon with their 5 children at their new home in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa.)
From the keyboard of Dr. Ross Jutsum
Dear family, friends and ministry partners:
It’s hard to believe 2023 is one third over! Tammy and I are enjoying life here in Florida. In February, we made a trip up to Jacksonville to serve as worship leaders and guest speaker at Christian Family Fellowship. We were invited by Pastor Marty Davey and were able to catch up with his wonderful wife, Yvonne, who grew up in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, about 50 miles from my hometown of Warwick. In March, I traveled to Washington D.C. and served as a guest speaker/worship leader (picture at left) at Living Hope Christian Fellowship, the Grace Communion congregation in Vienna VA.
The weekend before Easter Tammy and I traveled to Kearney, Nebraska to lead worship at the Palm Sunday service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and give afternoon Concert. We were honored to stay with our dear friends and ministry partners, Lisa and Russ Hilliard, who are members of that church. Their hospitality for our three-day visit was truly outstanding and very much appreciated! What a surprise it was to see four huge billboards advertising our visit with our picture on the main street of this city of about 40,000!
Lisa and Jonathan are VERY busy with their five young children and with their important work for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Guinea. Please continue to pray for their safety and for the children to adjust to school life and learning French. There are many, many challenges!
It was a delight to have Grace (10) and Gabriel (7) visit us for 5 days in April. Our daughter Heidi was here with us for part of the time, but had an important business trip to D.C. with her work with the BRAC NGO. Grandpa Rossy is still recovering from bowling with the grandkids – my first time in 25 years, and from trying to keep up with Gabriel on the tennis court!
Thank you all so very much for your continued prayers for our family, our ministries, and for your very much appreciated financial support.
With gratitude, love and blessings,
Ross and Tammy