Greetings from the Tanners,
We pray that you are staying well with the current virus going around. Even though our March is not shaping up like we had anticipated, we are so thankful that we can continue to trust that God is on the throne. None of this is taking Him by surprise.
With all of the changes going on right now, and self-quarantines under place, we are so thankful that God had arranged for us to be home on the family farm. The kids have room to run and play outside, and we can use this time to prepare for upcoming deputation trips, whenever we can safely resume them. We're praying that we wouldn't need to cancel too many of our spring and summer meetings.
There is much unknown about the coming months. We don't know when the bans on gatherings will be listed, or if we will be able to leave next month to head to Missouri like we were planning. But, no matter what the future holds, we know that God will work all of this for our good.
February/March Ministry Update
The end of February and beginning of March were busy months for our family. We were in five separate churches during those weeks, sharing our ministry and preaching the word. We even had the blessings of being involved in a mission conference where Bryan was able to preach to the church school in the mornings during the chapel services. It was a new experience for us, but a lot of fun. Plus it was nice to be able to stay at the same church for three days and get to know some of the folks a little more.
Our travels took us across the state three times. The first trip over went well, but required some detouring because of snow in the mountain passes. The pass we needed to cross was closed, opened, and re-closed multiple times as we approached it, and when it was open, traction tires with 4WD or chains were required, with no large vehicles allowed. Having grown up crossing the mountains in the winter regularly, we knew better than to make an attempt in a large rear-wheel-drive van with no chains. That meant we had to take the long route, driving south and around the mountains. But praise God it only added a couple of hours to the trip and we all made it safely. The next two trips over the pass were uneventful and had mostly bare roads.
We are so thankful for the safety that God has been showing us as we drive. We have not had any real problems while driving, and with the exception of normal snow in the mountains, the roads have been easy to drive on.