We continue to rejoice that Eric's cancer scans indicate that his situation remains "stable". At the end of February he will reach the two year point since his radiation treatment and if all continues the same, with the March scan we should be able to move to scans every 6 months instead of every 3 months. We are grateful for your prayers.
Dee also was having some significant medical treatments. Over the last few years the pain in Dee's legs had increased and even the weakness, making it a challenge to walk significant distances. In October and November, she had out-patient surgery on veins in her legs, removing several veins where the values had stopped working. One leg was done in October and then the next one in November. She had almost immediate relief from the aches in her legs at night and she is now working on increasing her stamina in walking. We are very grateful for the improvement she has experienced.
We continue also with our ministry as the Regional Directors of the Americas. We have 12 family units under our care that are working or based in the countries of the western hemisphere. We call each of those families approximately once a month and we usually do an annual visit with them. We may have some additional families added to our region in 2024, so our time dedicated to the the Regional Director's ministry is increasing. We are very blessed and excited about our participation as RDs. We have been able to speak into strategy and we have had to continue to learn about new mission outreaches in a variety of new cultures where our affiliates are working.
In April, New International is holding a "All Mission Conference" during a cruise from Rome to Greece and back. A major donor(s) have made this conference possible which will bring most NI missionaries together. At the end of the conference, the Regional Directors will be holding a 2 day meeting in the area of Rome before returning to our ministry locations.
15 December / Flight to Queretaro, Mexico
17 December / Eric preaching at Expansion Church in Queretaro, Mexico
18-19 December / Evaluation and Planning Retreat, Anchor Church, Queretaro, Mexico
3-4 January / Evaluation and Planning Retreat, La Viña Church, Queretaro, Mexico
15-22 January /Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
17-19 January / Evaluation and Planning Retreat, Expansion Church, Merida, Yucatan
20 January / Visit with Affiliate of New International
21 January / Eric preaching at Expansion Church. Merida, Yucatan.
22 January / Return to Queretaro
February (Dates still to be set) / Visit with NI Affiliate in Pachuca and Visit with Church Leaders
February / Selling of furniture and decorations of house in Queretaro. Return of house to owner.
March 1 / Return to Fort Myers, FL
- Thanks for continue prayers for Eric and protection related to the cancer.
- Thanks for praying for our travels, to Mexico and in Mexico.
- Thanks for praying as we make our transition out of the house in Queretaro to our new phase of ministry in Mexico.
- Be praying for Sergio and Holly as they look at Home Ministry and reworking the Church Planting strategies.
Eric & Dee Duggins
The Duggins have been missionaries for more than 40 years, the last 38 in Mexico. They are currently Regional Director of the Americas with New International and Directors of Development with IMPACTO Latino.
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