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    SOUTHERN

    P . O . Box

    3 9 7 4 1

    C i n c i n n a t i

    Ohio

    EUROPEAN EVANGELISM MISSION

    Non ProfU Organization

    y.S POSTAGE

    4 5 2 3 9

    permit Mo 7 8

    CINCINNATI

    OHIO

    S t e v e

    V a l e r i

    H e r r i c k ,

    Missionaries

    V i a V a l l e 2/A

    67039

    Sulmona

    (AQ)

    I t a l y

    Gary

    Louise

    Feldmann,

    F o rw a rd in g A g en ts

    (513)

    681-8411

    F e b r u a r y

    9 0

    Mission Services

    R e s o u r c e D e p a r t m e n t

    P.O.

    B o x 2 4 2 7

    K n o x v i l l e TN

    3 7 9 0 1

    TO

    M O V E OR

    NOT

    TO MOVE,

    As

    many

    o f you

    may

    r e c a l l Gary got a job i n

    Dayton, Ohio

    l a s t

    March and

    we

    were supposed t o

    be

    moving t h e r e .

    But

    how were

    we

    t o know

    what

    would happen n e x t .

    We

    put our

    house

    on

    t h e

    mark et an d

    s o l d it

    w i t h i n two w e e k s . One w e e k later t h e d e a l

    h a d

    f a l l e n

    through. We t h e n went

    through severa.1

    months o f an

    i n c r e d i b l y

    slow

    market . I n t h e

    f a l l

    we

    s o l d t h e house f o r a second t i m e .

    We

    waited

    f o r a

    couple weeks j u s t t o

    make

    s u r e

    there were no problems.

    We were having problems

    f i n d i n g

    a house

    i n

    Dayton, s o

    we

    d e c i d e d t o g e t

    a 6 month lease on an apartment and j u s t keep our eyes open. We had everjdihing

    arranged

    and ready

    to go.

    Two days before

    the

    scheduled clos ing,

    the

    family

    two

    houses

    back l o s t

    t h e i r

    f inancing

    and

    we

    had

    a

    domino e f f e c t .

    By

    t h i s t ime

    we

    had

    f igured

    out t h a t

    God

    was

    probably t r y i n g

    t o

    t e l l us

    something.

    Since

    we had a l l t h i s space avai lable, we

    decided

    to l e t some missionaries l i v e with

    us

    f o r a

    while.

    Now

    t h i s has

    been an

    experience As many

    of

    you know, any a dd iti o n t o a

    househo ld can be

    a

    r e a l (?hange. But adding two a d u l t s and

    a

    two

    year

    o l d

    i s

    a

    b i t

    o f

    a

    challenge. Especially when you consider the idea tha t the two year o l d s vocabulary i s a

    s t r a n g e

    mixture o f E n g l i s h

    and

    I t a l i a n .

    Our

    I t a l i a n vocabulary has grown

    q u i t e

    a

    b i t

    a l t hb u ^^ rt wouTdfT't

    do much

    good t o t r y t o

    t a l k

    t o an aduir.

    Lhis

    wayv

    ^

    IF

    we even

    f ind

    o u t we

    a r e

    moving, we w i l l

    be

    s u r e t o g i v e

    everyone p l e n t y

    o f n o t i c e

    about

    t h e c h a n g e of a d d r e s s .

    2 4 2 7

    t'

    R

    EUNT:)

    As

    you you

    a r e

    probably aware,

    we

    s t a r t e d

    a

    c a r

    fund a year ago t o replace

    the

    damaged c a r

    we

    had i n I t a l y .

    We d i d not

    r a i s e enough money t o

    r e p l a c e

    i t ;

    t h e r e f o r e we

    had to

    r e p a i r it t o

    g e t

    us through u n t i l we returned

    to

    the [J.S. for fur lough.

    We

    were

    a b l e t o s e l l

    it

    j u s t

    b e f o r e

    l e a v i n g f o r t h e S t a t e s . The fionds

    we

    r a i s e d

    a

    y e a r

    ago

    were

    n ot n ea rl y enough t o buy t h e needexi c a r .

    We

    c u r r e n t l y have

    10,000,

    o n l y h a l f o f t h e

    20,000 t h a t ve need

    f o r t h e c a r

    A d e e p l y

    f e l t thank you goes t o a l l o f you

    who

    have

    a lr e ad y c o n tr ib u te d

    s o g r e a t l y .

    But we

    mus t

    a s k

    t h a t

    insiny o f you c o n s i d e r c o n t r i b u t i n g

    bf}fore

    o u r

    r e t u r n t o

    I t a l y .

    A f t e r

    we

    purchase

    the o a r we

    w i l l

    cont inue j j ut t i ng

    donat ions on a

    r e g u l a r

    b a s i s (suppor t

    f)ernn I t i

    rig) i n t o

    a fund

    f o r

    futvire c a r

    purchase.s .

    4j

    S

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    Wel l , I m i n t h e

    USA

    f o r

    t h e

    first t i m e . I

    can t b e l i e v e

    everyone

    speaks

    Engl ish

    here ,

    b u t

    I m

    c a t c h i n g up with them

    I v e

    f i n a l l y met G ra ndma a n d

    Grandpa

    Herr ick, and

    7

    o f

    my

    10

    aunts Sl

    \jncles

    plus

    t h e i r

    spouses

    and

    c h i l d r e n .

    My

    b e s t

    b u d d i e

    is Shawn (Aiint

    T r i c i a

    U n c le M i k al

    K e e f e r ar e

    hi s

    p a r e n t s ) .

    We

    have our moments

    from t ime t o t i m e , a f t e r all

    w e r e

    o n l y 2 y e a r o1ds

    T h i s t r a v e l i n g

    i s

    f u n , b u t

    I

    g e t

    grouchy and

    moody a f t e r a

    w h i l e .

    I ll g e t t o r e s t from

    it

    in

    May,

    b u t I m so

    e x c i t e d

    abovjt

    t h e new

    b ab y c om in g. I

    keep on

    tell ing hinder

    to come

    o u t

    so

    we

    can

    p l a y .

    I

    hope

    t h e

    baby

    l . i s t e n s

    soon

    Thanks

    t o your h e l p ,

    we

    hav e bee n

    a b l e

    t o r ep ay a lmo st

    2 / 3 o f

    t h e

    l o a n f o r o u r a i r f a r e

    ex{)enses. We s t i 11 owe

    a p p r o x i m a t e l y

    Si400

    b e s i d e s

    n e e d i n g

    t o buy o u r r e t u r n

    t

    i c k e t s

    t o

    New

    York

    p r i c e

    y e t

    I in

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    S OX -T TH E FC N E UR 50 T> EA 1S I

    E V A N C S e X ^ I S M M S S O N

    P .O .

    Box 39741

    Cinc inna t i ,

    Cftiio 45239

    Steve

    Vale r i

    Her r i ck ,

    M i s s i o n a r i e s

    V ia Val l e

    2 /A

    67039

    Sulmona AQ)

    I t a l y

    Gary

    Louise

    Feldmann,

    Fo rwa rd in g Ag en ts

    ( 51 3) 6 81 -8 41 1

    0/Vsnl. . ,

    U.S. FOSTAGt

    PASO

    PEFKITi

    No. 7258

    CINCINN TI

    OHIO

    May

    *90

    M i s si o n Services

    Resou r c e

    Depa r tmen t

    P . O . B ox

    2 4 2 7

    K n o x v i l l e ,

    TN

    mO_-L:L2_42.7_.

    Address Correc t ioa Requested

    We

    a re now

    ha l f

    way

    th rough our

    t r a v e l

    schedu le .

    We

    have

    enjoyed

    and

    been

    blessed

    by

    th e chance to se e so

    many

    of our

    supporters , though our tim e i s

    so l imi ted

    with everyone.

    You

    all have been

    a

    very r e a l bless ing t o

    us . Thank you We pra i se the Lord fo r th e

    addi t ion

    o f the Mt.

    Ivy

    Chri s t i an Church

    to

    th e list o f

    our

    sup-

    por t e r s

    -

    Welcome

    and Thank

    You

    Thank

    fYou

    We

    a re looking

    forward to

    be ab l e

    to spend

    th e month o f May in

    Cinc inna t i ,

    f in i sh ing prepa ra t ions on VBS camp

    programs,

    ca tching

    up on

    paper

    work

    correspondence, and pre -pa r ing

    fo r

    our

    baby s

    a r r iva l .

    Let s s top here to

    address a prayer need: t

    appears

    th e

    baby has r e turned to a

    breach

    pos i t ion ,

    T^i i ch

    wou l d mean a n o t h e r

    C - s e c t i o n

    he / she

    d oe sn t tu rn

    i n

    t im e . T his

    was

    pa r t i cu la r ly discouraging.

    Although

    the re i s

    plen ty

    o f t ime fo r the ba l ^

    to

    t u rn ,

    we

    want

    t o

    avo id th e s u rge ry

    bo th

    fo r Va l e r i s

    sake

    ( s ince it s

    majo r s u rge ry

    and

    fo rego ing

    w i l l

    provide Vale r i

    a

    chance o f

    f a s t e r

    recovery) , but

    a l so

    fo r the baby s

    good hea l th . Please pray fo r us , we

    wi l l keep you posted.

    After ta lk ing and praying with a

    t anpora ry adv iso ry

    counci l , we

    have

    decided to

    extend

    our stay un t i l next spr ing. There sire s t i l l several th ings

    we

    need to take care of

    while in the Sta tes .

    Steve

    w il l re tu rn

    (probably

    accompanied

    by Micah)

    to I t a ly in August

    fo r a couple o f weeks to se t t l e

    t h ings

    th ere fo r th e fur lough

    extens ion.

    Va le r i i s

    already doing some

    periodic

    t rans la t ing fo r a small

    import

    business

    here

    in Cincinnat i .

    Steve

    wil l

    seek temporary

    employment

    in

    September

    af te r

    he

    re turns

    from

    I t a ly to

    help

    suppliment our

    monetary

    needs while

    here .

    We

    wi l l

    r en t an apartment while here and wi l l

    continue

    our

    apartment in I t a ly , s ince the

    extens ion

    i s fo r

    a

    shor t period. This would

    unduly drain the

    Mission s

    income, therefore

    Steve

    must

    f ind

    employment.

    We do plan

    to

    con t inue

    with

    contac t s

    th rough

    mai l

    and

    t r an s l a t i on work.

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    MicsaJri

    emo

    Since

    t h e

    last t ime I wro te I ' v e

    been a lmo s t

    half

    across

    the country meeting

    lo ts of

    people and

    espec i a l l y l o t s o f

    k id s

    I love i t

    I

    have

    fo rgo t t en most

    o f

    my I t a l i a n fo r now

    though Mommy and

    Daddy

    ta lk

    to

    me in

    tha t

    s t range

    language

    a t

    times; but

    I ll pick

    i t up pretty

    quickly

    once

    we

    g e t

    back

    home

    n ex t y ea r.

    We're g e tt in g e x ci te d about th e baby

    coming.

    Sometimes

    I even run up

    to

    Mommy's tummy, give the

    baby

    a hug

    k i s s and

    say,

    I

    love

    you Come ou t

    and

    play Do you think h e/s he h ea rs me? Sometimes I

    t e l l Mommy tha t

    I

    want

    a

    baby

    s i s t e r ,

    o the r

    t imes I

    say

    I

    want

    a

    baby

    b ro the r . Righ t

    now I 'm n o t su re

    which wou ld

    be be t t e r ,

    bu t I

    do know one th ing

    . . ,

    I c an ' t wai t

    till the

    baby comes. Come on

    I want

    to p lay

    FrcDm

    tfcie

    ie lc i

    Mi c a h

    a n d T r a e :

    (Vi rg in ia Tour)

    A re you

    s u r e t h a t

    t h i s

    is

    th e r i g h t

    h o l e ?

    We

    have shs ir ed

    in

    our

    presenta t ions th e e ver in crea sin g

    need

    fo r

    more

    workers

    in

    Europe.

    In th e l a s t

    4

    yea r s , I t a l y a lone

    has

    l o s t

    6

    miss ionar i es ,

    3

    to

    dea th

    and

    3

    to th e S ta t e s

    fo r h ea lth

    reasons

    o r l ack

    o f

    suppor t . The work

    to be

    done in

    I t a l y i s

    ever inc reas ing .

    P le as e p ra y with

    us t h a t th e Lord w il l r a is e up l abore rs to His

    harves t .

    I f you

    know o f

    a ny on e vho i s

    i n t e r e s t ed in

    miss ions

    in Euro pe, h av e them

    c o n t a c t

    u s at t h e S . E . E . M i s s i on a d d r e s s .

    There a re se ve ra l o th er medical reques t s as we l l . Please

    pray

    fo r th e fo l

    lowing:

    1 -

    Evelyn

    Jones (Bar i ,

    I t a l y )

    has been recommended by

    h er doc to r s

    to

    have

    su rgery .

    A ll should

    be

    resolved by th e end

    o f

    May.

    2 -

    E v el in a N e gl ia

    (wife o f Pino

    who

    m i nis te rs in Lecce,

    I t a l y ) has

    gone

    through h e r second

    miscar r i age .

    Pray fo r

    them as

    they cont inue

    to t r y to s t a r t

    t h e i r

    fami ly.

    3 -

    Vito

    Genti le (Ciampino,

    I ta ly)

    col lapsed and

    was

    taken

    to the

    hospi ta l .

    The doctors decided to keep him

    there

    to

    ensure

    comple te bed

    r es t

    fo r

    a

    while,

    though

    h is

    K

    resulted

    normal.

    In Snin i ona -

    Even though we haven ' t

    been

    th ere fo r

    seve r a l

    months , a

    g r e a t

    d e al c on ti nu es

    to happen. Some o f th e

    teens

    from congrega t ions i n o the r

    c i t i e s have

    been d i s t r i bu t ing

    t r a c t s in Sulmona. l o l anda P e t r o n e l l i ( daugh te r o f mis s iona r i e s

    to France)

    is l i v ing

    in

    our

    home t h i s summer

    during

    a

    work/study

    program through a

    loca l

    company. She

    wi l l

    be able to

    use

    the apar tment

    and

    cont inue to make contac t s in th e a re a.

    T he C his ho lm s o n t h e

    move '

    The missionar ies xiho

    have

    encou raged u s most

    in ovir minis t ry a re

    moving frcMn

    Pescara to Avezzano.

    They

    a re s t a r t i ng ano the r American

    school

    in

    Avezzano fo r

    th e

    Texas Ins t ruments Company,

    which

    i s

    moving

    60

    American

    fami l ie s

    t he r e

    to s t a r t

    a

    new

    company.

    They

    wi l l be

    working with

    many

    new con tac t s . The congrega t ion

    in

    Pescara wi l l

    continue under i t s

    own

    leadership with

    the occasional

    help from the Chisholms.


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