Monday, January 2, 2012
We are so thankful for all the support we have received so far! We are about 30% funded for our 27 month committment in Paraguay! We are expected to arrive in Peru for training Feb 1st, which is practically upon us. Keep praying that those who are considering partnership in our journey will go ahead and take the leap with us! We will be going before our church, Porterville Church of the Nazarene, this coming Sunday and before FBC Merced the following Sunday. We also expect to visit the Iglesia del Nazareno in Porterville and perhaps a couple of other area churches. Pray that the Lord will work to connect us with those who are willing to give with a spirit of faith. We are also in a flurry of packing, organizing, and trying to mentally prepare for the journey we have ahead of us. Oh my, yes, it is at times overwhelming! Our faith is increasing more and more out of necesity that the burden be held by Christ to carry us completely. There is so much we can't see. We are ready for the future to be more amazing than we can imagine, and at the same time a greater challenge that we have ever had before. My heart is already starting to grieve a little for the family and friends we will be leaving. The neat part of going through such a crazy change is that it has allowed me to see the true blessings we have had in so many people. It has already enriched many of my relationships. I am also so excited for the wonderful people waiting for us in Arequipa and Asuncion! So much still to do, and so much to look forward to! We are definitely counting on all of you guys praying for us! Please lift us up so that we might be ready and worthy for this call!