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June 2007 Newsletter

Update   –    Barb and Ray Payne    –     June, 2007

Dear friends and Prayer Partners, May was an exciting and encouraging month!

We learned that a recreation park in Lewiston, Maine, was being renamed in memory of our son, David, and Paul Simard, the other Lewiston Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty.  It was a huge surprise to us, however, that they planned to unveil a beautiful monument at the Dedication Service on May 16th.

The photographs do not do justice!  The LPD also presented to us 9×12 granite replicas of the memorial, plus the one side with our son’s picture.  For the Simard family, this is a tribute which comes almost 50 years after Paul’s death.

Travels covered more than 5,000 miles, including the National Police Parade in Newport, Rhode Island, Police Memorials in Augusta, Maine, and Albany, New York, and Law Enforcement Appreciations in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and Syracuse, New York.  The 1st and 2nd of the month was the sad wake and service for New York State Trooper David Brinkerhoff, who was killed in the line of duty.

More exciting news, plus a prayer request:  our daughter, Judy, is having twin boys in early June via Caesarean section!  Her ultra-sound the end of May showed that the twins were over 7 pounds then!  Please pray that Barb will stay healthy as she goes to help care for the family that includes Riley (7 1/2), Logan (6), and Emmie (3 1/2), and Etta (a 3 month old puppy!)!

We definitely rely on your prayers … not only for physical needs, but for us to be bold, Spirit-filled, and clean vessels that our Wonder-full Lord can use for His glory!  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;   And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,   For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak”. Ephesians 6:18-20 Thank you all for your love, prayers, and gifts for the work of the ministry

In His Matchless Love,

Barb and Ray
II Timothy 1:12

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