But now Timothy has come to us from you and brought us good news about your faith and love, and that you always have good memories of us, wanting to see us, as we also want to see you.
Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith.
For now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
How can we thank God for you in return for all the joy we experience because of you before our God,
as we pray earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith?