Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Some work at home

The last few days we have been working at our old house to get it ready to sell or to rent. We are all so tired. It has been very long but productive days. We have many more pictures but I did not have time to upload them. Just a glance of what our few days has been like.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Prayer time at the alter

It has been a busy time since I last posted. We were at camp the second week on June in Alabama. This week we have been making improvements on our house to get it ready to rent or sell. We would prefer the latter. Lots to write about but never seem to find the time to write. I know I should just set aside a time but I am enjoying being at home it is hard to find the time.

Last week at camp was a very special time for our family. God has always worked on our hearts during the week. John was called to preach at this camp. It is a place you can come away from the world and listen to what God is doing in your live. The last night Bro. Mike, the camp director, had our kids came forward for the other campers to pray over them. Wow, it was such a treat to see all those young people at the alters and for them to be praying for our children. It was a night I will never forget.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Some time at home

This past week we have been at home. I did not realize how much we needed to be here until after a few days of rest. It has been wonderful. Just to sit on our front porch and watch the squirrel's playing in the morning, Caleb getting to play with old toys that are too big to carry in the car, and cooking in Granny's kitchen.
This week we also were able to be on the giving end for missionaries. Some friends of ours, The Ebert family, came and spent a night with us as they were traveling from Arkansas to Iowa. They are missionaries to the Jewish people. What a joy it was to be able to cook for them and provide a place to rest.

Friday, June 5, 2009

72% Support Level

The Lord amazes me all the time. I know He is always going to take care of things, but when He does I just stand in awe of His goodness and faithfulness. We started deputation the first Sunday in June, 2008. Now almost 120 churches later, over 50,000 miles traveling, we are right at 72% of our needed support to go to Nepal.
It has definitely been all God and none of us. We have been in so many wonderful churches and met God's choice people. Not sure when we will be leaving but God has continually had the date of Oct. 09 on our hearts.
With that date only months away, I wonder when we see people if it will be our last goodbye before we leave for the field. God has been so good to us with the friendships made and seeing old friends that have meant so much to us through the years.

Thank you churches for opening your hearts to our family and touching our lives in such an incredible way. You have made our journey sweet. You have loved our children and made such lasting memories. I'm sounding like we are through with deputation. Well, not quite yet. I just wanted to thank you all for the support and prayers thus far on our way to the Valley of the Mountains.