Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby News, New Life at Nicholls, and the Finish Line

Although this is the time of year when we are reminded to be thankful, we feel like this entire support raising process has produced thankfulness in us. We are so thankful for our new friends and partners that have joined our support team in the last year. We are deeply grateful to those of you have been part of the team for several years and continue to give so faithful. Thanks be to our Heavenly Father who has called us and so faithfully provides for us. Our needs have always been met! (at right, speaking at New Life Church in Abbeville, LA)

We are looking forward to arrival of the new addition to our family. Baby Aidan Isaiah should be making his way into the world mid-January. We are so excited to meet him, and we are grateful for this gift God has given us!

Getting Back to our Roots

Although we have thoroughly enjoyed speaking in churches this past year, our passion is to minister to college students and youth. God opened several doors in this past month to share with this age group, as I preached at the Chi Alpha groups at Nicholls St, McNeese St, and South Alabama. I also shared with the youth at Journey Ninth Ward, and a college and career group in Baton Rouge. At Nicholls St. XA, a girl, who I'll call Josie, was just passing by the meeting room in the student union., when some XA friends invited her to the meeting. She came in, and responded to the altar call to give her life to Christ! She even signed up to leave the next day for a retreat with the group!

The Finish Line

We have not reached the finish line of our term of raising support, but we are starting to see it! By God’s grace and your generosity, we have reached 80 percent of our budget. These funds are to cover our living and work expenses for the next 3 years in Belgium. In dollars and cents, this means that we have just $1,400/month to raise before we will be cleared by Asemblies of God World Missions to go to the field. Broken down, this means if we had 10 people who would promise $50/mo, 8 who would promise $75, and 3 who would promise $100, we would reach our goal. If you have not considered making a faith promise, please pray about being one of these final building blocks of our team.

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