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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-

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Where are we now?

Good morning.

Yesterday Eric and I started on our small journey to join Pastor Kelton in Minnesota.  We are so blessed to be attending New Life's 13th annual missions conference.

What an amazing service last night. We were so excited to meet the other missionaries and we were blessed when Pastor Kelton shared some of his presentation time with us so we could share about the ministry we want to do with him.

After service we were invited up with the other missionaries and prayed and spoken over. Such amazing words of wisdom and truth were given to us about our selves and the ministry.

Looking forward to the next two days!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Letting go...


Our orchid has made it through every move





   
The month of September was spent moving totes, of things deemed too valuable or sentimental to sell, between my parents and Eric's parents. There they will sit for the next 3+ years as we are serving in England.

     The last week of September found us moving the boxes of things we currently need, items that we may ship overseas with us, and our bedroom furniture to Eric's parents. We are officially moved in to his parents basement.

We were so blessed by so many people through out this whole transition. We want to say thank you to our friends and family who helped not only on our moving day but through out the month - packing the number of totes (a little more than 50), car trips taken, and furniture hauled.  We are also blessed by the generosity of Eric's parents to let us stay with them for the next few months.

We are so encouraged by our support team, we couldn't do it with out you!

Through out this whole transition I have been pondering on the difference of a "here and now" view and "eternal" view. This time has been especially difficult for me, as a woman I desire to take care and provide a home for my family. As someone who has been independent and self reliant for the last 8 years it is hard to rely on other people for my basic needs. My personality is one where I like to do well, to have things ordered and in their place, to have things make sense...  being in a position that the world would consider as 'losing' it is hard to remember our lives are held to a different standard.

If we aren't careful the world's view slips into our thought process and takes our eyes off of God's plan. It can be easy to look at things with the "here and now" view, the desire to have a good life now. It is easy to forget that our purpose isn't to have a good life now, but to follow God's plan and bring him glory.  Does that mean that everyone has to sell everything and go overseas? No of course not. It also doesn't mean that I have it figured out and don't struggle with the desire to have what the world calls a good life.

It just means that when we set things aside to follow God we have to remember to look at it from an eternal perspective so we don't get discouraged in what we are 'letting go'.  This past month my focus has been on what is being let go - when God wants our focus to be on what He is preparing us for.
When that is our focus it isn't so hard to have Joy in the midst of change, because our God works things out for our good and knows how to give good things to his children - whether those are things the world consider good or not.






Friday, September 15, 2017

News article about the most recent attack in London.
Please pray for peace and that as people face this unrest they will open their hearts to hearing the truth.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/15/explosion-tube-train-parsons-green-reports-injuries-district1/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb#

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 7 - Unity

Day 7 - Unity 

- Unity for us; 
In our marriage, in our prayers, and with our partners,

- Unity for England; 
The relationship between churches in the community
The relationship between the young and old generation within the church


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I am sorry that this one is a day late. Yesterday ended our seven days of fasting and praying for England and our journey there. We have been so blessed by this time and all the partners who have joined with us. It was really special to end the fast at Bible study, united with a group of young believers seeking God and living life together.  

We read Acts 2 which includes the example of how the church started. As we read about the fellowship that took place and the unity that happened in the Bible and we are encouraged for what God can do today through us and the church. 

Thank you for joining with us. 

God Bless -