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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Discouragement isnt meant for those with Hope

It is easy to get discouraged, they say this time of year specifically leaves people discouraged, saf, and with out hope.
Which is so devious of the enemy, because this is the time of year we are meant to be greatful and remeber when true hope came to mankind.

There is a Chris Tomlin song that says Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. I believe it does but it comes out of the battlefield of discouragement, fear, and waiting. Then we learn the hope that holds true and of the strength in the Lord.

This morning I was struggling in the land of discouragement.  I was fearful that our burden and desire to serve in England would never come to fruition.  Looking at it logically, the world would say give up. But faith says to trust - that is where the strength arises to believe in what logic says is to much.
Eric passed on an article to me this morning. It opened my eyes and reminded me why it is so important not to give up, why the ministry in England is so needed - even if the majority of churches in America don't see it as an adequate mission field.

This article (linked below) shares about the young adults in Somerset who are living in despair and discouragement.  It quotes young people who are really saying they have no hope. They don't know the God of life, strength doesn't come to them in their troubled times. When they cry out they don't know who will listen.

This article reminded me of what God wants to do there. Showed me again the need and emptiness that the young adults who are feeling "forgotten" are left in.
We can't let them feel frogotten, we can't leave them in their hopeless state. Not when we know God loves them and knows each by name and has a plan for each of them a purpose they do not understand but know is missing.

Please join me in praying for these young adults, these forgotten and looked over youth. Please join in praying that hearts are burdened and churches aligned so that we may leave for the field and start showing this lost generation the way to a God who will dramatically change their lives by filling it with purpose and hope.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/28/it-feels-a-little-forgotten-west-somerset-bears-brunt-of-social-mobility-challenge?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WhatsApp

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving


We want to say Happy Thanksgiving to our family, friends, and partners. 

      There is so much this month that we have to give thanks for. We are so blessed by our family and partners who support us in so many ways as we continue on this journey.  We had an amazing fundraiser, even with the ice storm that happened that night. It was so exciting to see so many friends and are thankful for the people who were able to make it. 
We were so blessed to raise $4,180.00 that night towards our launch funds.  Then a week later we got a call and there is a generous individual who hear about our fundraiser and our ministry and wanted to add $1,500.00 to our total. That is $5,680.00 towards our launch fund - we have 50% of our launch fund raised!!!!!  

    We are also thankful for the time we have had together this past week as we took a little break (staycation) to relax from the crazy running and planning of the previous month. 

We hope you and your family find time to relax and enjoy the day today as you celebrate all the reasons we have to be thankful. 


Friday, October 27, 2017

Conferences


I wanted to give everybody a summary of the amazing conferences we were able to attend this month. It was hard being gone for half the month and learning to live out of suitcases and on the road, but it was sooo worth it.  We were challenged, encouraged, blessed, prayed over, spoken over, and made some amazing friends. 

Our first stop was Minnesota, we stayed in Duluth and joined New Life Church for their conference. They are so welcoming and encouraging and so strong in prayer and speaking over others lives. It was such an encouragement to see the intimacy that they put into their conference and the relationship they build with each of their missionary partners. We met so many wonderful people and look forward to seeing them again next year. Here are two pictures from their church. 







After that conference we had a short break before we drove to Northern Wisconsin to join Pastor Kelton again at Shell Lake Full Gospel conference.  It is always so humbling to see the number of missionaries gathered together in one place. Many of them have been in the field for 30+ years - which is wonderful for us, who are just starting out, to see their faithfulness. 
This was an amazing trip, packed full of learning and time of fellowship. This is our second year attending as a couple (my third) and each time we are lifted up and prepared to continue on the path God has placed us. We had the blessing of getting to know people that I know will lead to life time friendships. While there we also took a trip to a Christian school in Hayward where we got to share what it means to be a missionary. 

School in Hayward



The theme at Shell Lake was STEADFAST.  

Here we are in the church

Here is Pastor Kelton sharing his ministry in England and Europe



Ladies tea is always such an amazing time with other sisters in Christ.
This event was one of the inspirations I used to start the women's luncheons with the Titus 2 Ministries.



We love you guys! THANK YOU for taking this journey with us as we wait on God and his perfect timing.
 

Quick Notice


Hi everyone. Just a quick notice...

As you know Pastor Kelton, who we will be working with in England, has been here in the states this past month. We have been blessed to attend some conferences with him this month and he will be staying with us Saturday night.

Sunday morning (10/20) he will be at our church sharing a bit about himself and England and we will be sharing a bit about the young adults.

If anyone wants to come and meet him please feel free to join us
New Freedom Church
1255 Russett Ct
Green Bay 54313
Church service is at 9am.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Storms in Burnham on Sea

Read about the Hurricane that will hit the town we are going to (Burnham on Sea)

Article here

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

News


Here is an article about the hurricane that's happening in the UK. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

On the road again.

Shell Lake and Hayward.

We were a little worried if we were going to make it to the conference in Shell Lake this year. We had some trouble with our car and didn't know how we were going to fix it. But God knew.
He blessed us with the funds from a church in Texas thay has been praying for our ministry for the last year.

The pastor's wife called us up Sat morning (we found out our car was in trouble Fri night). She shared that God wanted us to know that He will provide for our needs, He will take care of us, and we are on the right track. She then shared that the church was going to bless us by paying for our repairs. What a blessing and answer to prayer.

Thank God! He truly is our provider. He also had two shops open to Saturday for us to stop at. When we went to go get two new tires we were quoted $80 a piece. We started talking with the man working there and learned he just started going to church. When he learned about us going to do missions he gave us both tires and installation for only $70. Another blessing by God.

I just stand in awe at how God moves. He cares for us and knows our needs. He provides in amazing ways.

We are now at Shell Lake. It was an amazing night of connecting with others and learning from others who have been in the ministry longer than, we'll longer than we've been alive. Tomorrow morning we head to Hayward at 7:10 to share at school and then back to Shell Lake for 10:30 and we stay for the conference till Thursday.

I will keep everyone posted and try to take some pictures.

Love-