I’m a bad missionary. For years now, we’ve existed in this place where we trust God to provide, and He has. However, the apostle Paul said, “He who doesn’t work, doesn’t eat.” Although we are working in His will, and constantly striving to see souls saved and lives changed for the glory of Christ, we have not been so vigilant in communicating our successes with our friends and loved ones back home. So without further ado, I am excited to share what has been going on lately.
First, I am proud to say that my beautiful and amazing wife is doing a fantastic job in her new role as a mother of two in the Holy Land. In short order she will be sending out a blog post about what it means to raise “two under two” here in the Middle East. Paige has also joined the High School staff in our Science department teaching Health to 7th and 8th graders. She has also started a ladies only workout class. With so many irons in the fire, I am continually amazed at how much time she still spends pouring into our kids. When our children grow up and change the world, it will because of their mother.
Secondly, I have taken on many new roles here in the Holy Land. If you can say that a person with many jobs “wears several different hats”, then I must be living in a hat store. As a recently christened father of two, I returned to Bethlehem as Principal of the JSB High School. But that is only where my commitments start. Following the advice of a man I deeply respect, I decided to start a Master’s Degree program at Lee University. I’ve also taken the opportunity to be the Director of a Continuing Education program (teaching English to Arab professionals) at a local university. Add pastoring our church while our lead pastor is traveling, and studying for my Ordained Bishop’s test that I’m taking in April, and you have a very busy couple of months for the Coomer Clan.
I know that many of you have supported us financially through our last 3 years here in Bethlehem. I am truly grateful, and I recognize the sacrifice you make to invest in our ministry here. I want to send you a heart-felt thank you. Without you we would not be able to minister here in the Holy Land. It is an absolute honor to represent you here and to influence the next generation of the Middle East.
Finally, I am proud to announce that we have seen much spiritual breakthrough this year. It seems we are coming into a harvest that has been years in the making! Several students have made declarations of faith in Jesus Christ, and even more are making renewals of their relationship with Him. I intend to send updates with specific stories in the near future. However, at this time, please know that your prayers and support are being heard and appreciated. I am so grateful for the opportunity God has given us to do ministry here in Bethlehem.
Although we have been blessed in our relationship with People for Care and Learning, we are transitioning to a new ministry organization. Church of God Men and Woman of Action will now operate as our point of contact for fundraising Stateside. Please take a moment to check our new link on the right, and see the website for our school as well. As always, if you make a donation, please note The Coomers in the comment section. Again, thank you for your continued prayers and support.