April/14: Mission Partners
Andy and Uta Buckler
Andy, Uta and their family live in Paris where Andy has taken on a leadership position, similar to a bishop, with the newly formed United Protestant Church. This is a national role with particular responsibility for training in order to bring spiritual renewal to local churches and enable them to engage in evangelism.
Andy has periods of great encouragement with lots of openings but also times of immense opposition where being in the leadership position he’s in is extremely uncomfortable. They ask for prayer for godliness, wisdom, love, forgiveness and divine breakthroughs!
Uta reports family life to be tricky at times with Andy working away regularly. Thomas (16) and Daniel (13) are at a small caring boarding school in the Cotswolds and the family are very pleased that Samuel (15) will join them in September whilst younger siblings Lois and Amelie are at school locally. Uta is enjoying her part-time job which gives her some independence whilst juggling the demands of family life.
They ask that we pray for them as a family; separated at times and trying to maintain a work-life balance in the context of ministry and mission.
Andy and Uta's latest prayer letter can be found here.