Dear Friends and Fellow Laborers, February 2023
It’s finally time! We are flying to Indonesia in just a few short days (February 13th). Every thing is coming together as we were hoping it would. Thank you all so much for partnering with us on this journey so far! I am excited to share with you what God does in our next chapter.
We are praising God as everything come together! As I write this letter, we are finishing our last meeting of deputation. It has been an enjoyable missions conference and a wonderful way to end our time on deputation. We have plans in place to sell our car this weekend, and pack our final suitcases. We are at 100% support, and we have saved up 100% of our set-up fund. It’s coming down to the wire and almost everything is ready to go!
Below are the first few things we will be doing when we get to Indonesia, and we would appreciate your prayers as we accomplish each one:
1. We will be looking for and furnishing a house! We have a couple houses that we are setting up meetings to look at shortly after our arrival.
2. We will be looking for a hospital and doctor for Gina and Inara. We have not shared this with everyone yet, but we are expecting again. Our little girl is due at the end of May, We believe we have found the hospital we will use for the delivery, but we will need to move quickly in meeting doctors and getting ready for her arrival. She will be joining us within three months of our arrival in Indonesia.
3. We will be looking to start Language school. We believe we have found the language school we will be attending, but we do need to apply for the upcoming trimester and navigate starting school around the arrival of Inara.
Please pray with us as these last few things fall into place and for Gina and Inara’s health. Please continue to pray for God’s protection as we travel, and that He would help us as we set-up our home in Indonesia and begin to learn Indonesian so we may communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them!
With Love in our hearts,
In service to the King,
Jens, Gina, Thalia, and Inara Looney
Your Missionaries to Indonesia