Frank & Karon Auterson Spring 2020
Dear Pastor and Friends,
Since we have not been able to return to Ethiopia we have been able to take care of some personal health issues. We are staying at home now here in Missouri as requested, for the good of our health.
Now that the Corona virus is in Ethiopia, the American Embassy is advising all Americans that wish to return to the United States to make their travel plans quickly while there are still commercial flights available. Ethiopian Airline is currently the only airline with direct flights from Addis Ababa to the United States. For those who prefer to remain in Ethiopia, they are advised to be prepared to stay for an indefinite period of time. There is only one hospital in the capital city of approximately 8 million that will be treating those diagnosed with COVID-19. PRAY FOR YOUR MISSIONARIES!
Many of the country people are blaming all foreigners, including missionaries, for bringing COVID-19 into the country. Satan uses many such things to attack God’s mission. PRAY FOR YOUR MISSIONARIES!
Papua New Guinea also has confirmed cases of the Corona virus. We have not heard of any deaths in the country from our people there. PRAY FOR YOUR MISSIONARIES!
National pastor from Papua New Guinea, Birua Sialas, was recently here in Missouri for a short visit. Some of the missionaries and friends were happy to greet him. There were prayers and tears as he returned to PNG.
Our brother, Tura Mako, leads the church in Fitche. The Sunday school is blessed as Tura teaches the Word of God. Abdi Boru Primary School has been recognized by the government as the “Best private school.” Both the Northway Baptist Church and Abdi Boru School meet on the same property and minister to many children. Pray for Bro. Tura as he leads the church and school.
Thank you ministry partners for your prayers and faithful support.
Frank and Karon Auterson