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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Joy of the Lord is my strength.


Eric and I wanted to take a moment in the craziness of our last month to stop and ask you to pray with us.  We have some dear friends who are about to celebrate the birth of their first child. This little bundle of promise is going to be induced this Thursday (the 13th). 

This little one is being brought in early because their is a problem with her little heart.  There is a hole in her heart and some parts that are supposed to be connected are not.

While this can be a scary and overwhelming situation, both parents are trusting God with their little one.  Please join us in praying for a miracle, for wisdom for the parents and doctors, and for the little one to be held in God's hands through it all.

Thank you for lifting up this family in your prayers

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thankful hearts

What a concept.  Once a year the country focuses on what it is thankful for. But why once a year... why do we only take time to recognize our blessings when it's a big production... half the day is spent fusing in the kitchen, complaining about that one guest who will just ruin everything, or trying to figure out what to put on your Christmas wish list for black friday...

But the word tells us to be thankful and greatful. Two different words. Swe I am not thankful that everything that has been in my life has happend.  But I'm greatful that I never have to walk it alone.
Maybe it's a silly distinction but it came to my mind this morning. 

I have so much to be thankful for this year and as this is the last thanksgiving we have with family for a while we want to really enjoy it.  I'm going to put down the phone, the black Friday ads, and stop worrying if the day will turn out perfect. Instead I'm going to thank God for what He has given me and enjoy my blessings.

Have a blessed thanksgiving
Love,
The mayers

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Continued prayers


Update on prayer request:
We haven't found the folder so today we started replacing everything. Even though it's a lot of energy and money and time (and null of which we are short on) God's gracious blessings can be seen in this whole mess.  While it may push our visa application back, it will only be by maybe a week not 2 or 3....there was a security guard at the SS building that told me the b paper work I needed before I waited for an hour with the wrong form... I was able to put my place in line, go get the right form, and return to only wait 20 minutes instead of hour and half....
In all circumstances God's amazing grace can be seen, we just need to look beyond our issue and see what He is doing in it. Satan wants to distract you from what God is doing, He wants you to feel like you are fighting the world, that your alone, that there's no hope. BUT greater is He that is in you. You tell Satan to shove it because your God, Jehova, I'd bigger. And He will hold you and show you his mercies... Satan can't stop that.
Please continue in prayer with us that all the documents show in time for the visa appointment. That the old forms either reveal themselves or don't fall into the wrong hands.
Thanks♡

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Prayer

I could use prayer. As a new momma, as a young missionary, as a wife, and as a woman... 

We have had a lot of 'high' and 'low' moments on this journey to missions and it is such a blessing to see it all come together.  

But right now I could use prayer because I feel the stress and pressure. I am trying to balance a new baby that is under the weather (and even if he wasn't is constantly changing daily) the start of a cross wold move we been dreaming of for years, keeping a healthy relationshipwith my husband, learning to eat healthy and work out, and a good quiet time with my Lord.. 

As a woman I feel I need to be in control of it all and make it all work, while looking good...  what ridiculous expectations.

  We are hoping to apply for our visas right after Thanksgiving  (we just got ok from UK headquarters.) But in order for that to happen we have to show we are making progress on the last $525 we have to raise in monthly support,  gather all our official documents, figure out some moving details on both sides of the pond, and have a few conversations with some ppl at UK headquarters. Our GEM contact is checking back in 10 days for our progress. 

So I'm stressed and on top of it Stephen has a congestion and reflux issue - so he needs to eat less more often and has lots of phlegm he struggles with hacking and stuff... he is more fussy and wants to be cuddled all the time.  

I know Satan is throwing every last thing he has at us... it was spoken over us. So this isn't a suprise... what is is all the little attacks i feel aa a woman because of it.. the feeling of not being enough, not having it all together, not feeligible pretty or desirable because I spend my days covered with spit up on my shoulders and ink on my fingers... the constant and varied attacks are pulling at me... 

The prayer request on top of all that is I misplaced the folder that held all our documents along with Stephen's new ss card and passport. ... I've looked over every inch of this house and I can't find it. We need his passport and ss card to apply for visas. Please pray God reveals it's location to us. Pray we find it as it is easily around $500 worth of official copies and documents.. that would push back our timeline for visas and leaving.  

I think of the 3rd verse of Amazing Grace (which I sing to Stephen before bed each night).  The original verse is 
"Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come grace has brought me here this far andgl grace will bring me home"  
Later it was translated and a new verse took its place.
"The Lord has promised goof to me his word my hope secures he will my sheld and portion be as long as life endures" 

How beautiful that these two verses share that spot. How they are the other side of the same coin. Even through the snares he promises good. 

This is my prayer request - that grace carries us through these smares so we would know that HE is our shield and portion. 

Thanks
Megan 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Go Beyond....

The theme at Shell Lake this year I'd "Go Beyond"

Go beyond ... your situation
Go beyond ... your vision
Go beyond ... you view of God
Go beyond ... your daily life

We talk about how big God is and that there is no limitations for Him. That He is able to do abundantly more than we could ever hope or pray for. That the vision He has given us is meant to take us beyond our current definition of who He is.

I struggle - not with the dream God has been cultivating in me but in the process of its completion. 

I love the encouragement from this conference to believe God for big God size things. 




Sunday, October 21, 2018

Shell Lake

It is conference time and we arrived last night to conference number 2. Shell Lake has held their conference for 32 years. This is only my 4th year attneding. But I am blessed every year by swing the connections that started then grow into friendships that they are today.

This week is always so encouragin when a group of believers worshiping  and following God come together the Spirit moves mightily.  I'm always amazed by the missionaries who have been serving for as long as I've lived, to hear the stories of God's faithfulness through their life... makes you see things differently. 

1st night was on going out.... I can't wait to hear tomorrows.

God bless!


 
 

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Travelling with the Lil one

We made it.
   After a relaxing 3 days of family time in Minocqua we headed off for our first conference in Carlton MN. It is different traveling as a family of 3. Lots more lugage and a few more breaks. Thankfully our host family at this conference is set up for grandbabies! They have a place for Stephen to sleep and we even got to try him out in a little bumbo chair.


Mission conference 1 of the month.
We were so blessed by thus conference last year.  The church members at New Life are so welcoming and encouraging. Last year was a great time of prayer and we are looking forward to thE same this year. 

We will keepyou updated on here and Facebook of our travels. Remember while we are out and about we are praying for God to send us out. We are looking for 14 more people to financially partner with us on a monthly (or annual) level so we can be 100% by the end of the month.

If you or someone you know is interested you can message me at megan.mayer@gemission.org or you can go directly to gemission.org (acc 27316). Please help us reach the young adults by reaching out to your friends about the ministry on England