Thank you for joining with us in the call to impact the orphans of Kenya

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What are we going to Kenya for?

      I thought it would be a good time to pause and re-cap what Dana and I have been called to Kenya for. We have felt the call of the Lord for some time now. We have been specifically called to serve the orphans of Kenya by helping out at the Africa Gospel Church Abandonded Baby Centre. We will be assisting in running the Baby Centre.
     Dana will be working with the logistics of all the visitors coming to the Baby Centre. She will be the coordinator of all teams and visitors at the Baby Centre.
     I will be the Business Developement Coordinator. This means that I will be working on helping the baby centre move towards self-sustainability. I will also will be working with the water business and the farm in getting them working more efficient. We also know that things often change and are prepared to be flexible. We pray for God's leading each day.
    We are going to serve the Kenyan people in any way we can. Our God is an awesome God who has a plan for each and every one of us. His plan is for us to go to Kenya. What is His plan for you? Is He calling you to be a part of something beyond yourself, to step out of your comfort zone? Is He calling you to join our team? We have been blessed so richly already by many of you who have joined our prayer team and those who have joined our support team. Thank you so much for your sacrificial giving. We look forward to being an extension of your hands and feet in Kenya. We are praying for wisdom, strength and courage as we navigate through all the various things that need to be completed for us to leave.
Thank you, and Blessings to All!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We are so amazed by God's leading and blessings!  We are seeing some progress with our team building. As of today, this is where we are in our support raising.  We will keep this thermometer updated weekly.

Many people are asking how the sale of our house is progressing?  We spoke to a realator last week so we may possibly be putting it up through them.  We are believing that God is in total control of this and He will guide and direct in His time how our home is sold. We thank you for your continued prayers. At the present moment it is still For Sale by Owner.

We were able to share in our home last evening with some wonderful friends.  We thank God for these opportunities to share what has been laid on our hearts. We are thankful for those of you who have chosen to partner with us in this ministry of helping the orphans and widows of Kenya.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Support Update

We know that many people have been asking where we are at with our support.  We are currently standing at about 20%.  We need to be at 50% before we can move to the next stage in the process which is our training in Colorado. 

Thank you to all who have donated so far.  We look forward to a good end-of-the-year.


Season of Change

What a wonderful sermon this morning at NMC in the midst of the "season of change" we are in.  It really touched our hearts and once again went right along with the path our lives are taking right now. 

We had great time in small church this morning as Dennis Gaul taught about the wonderful things God is accomplishing through Life Action Ministries.  Always love to hear the amazing stories of Christ touching peoples lives and them engaging in Gods work of spreading the Gospel.

We then headed down to one of the Christmas trees at church and had our class picture taken. Unfortunately not everyone was able to attend class so there are a few missing from the photo. 

Such a great church family, so blessed to have them in our lives.

Dana and I began our "Perspectives" course this week.  Lesson one was God is a Missionary God.   It was a fantastic look through the Bible and how God called us from the very beginning, Genesis, to the end, Revelation, to go into all nations and tell the Good News, His Gospel which is meant for all nations and tribes.  We also learned a new phrase from our instructor, "Some will come from every tribe and tongue if only we who know will simply go."  We look forward to "Going" and taking many of you along with us as ministry partners.

This week we will be celebrating a birthday in the family.  Talia turns 18 on Tuesday!  She also is going through finals at Bethel this week so extra prayer is very much appreciated for her.  After that she comes home for 2-1/2 weeks for break.  It will be great to have her at home for awhile!!



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Church Families...

Had a great time this morning connecting with people at Cedar Road Missionary Church.  We want to thank them for welcoming us so warmly.  Our friend and co-worker, Robyn Moore, was presenting there and she invited us to join her.  Robyn and Dan both grew up at Cedar Road Church, though they didn't know each other at that time.  They discovered that they had both belonged to the same church family during one of our visits to Kenya.  What a small world!  We thank God for Robyn and that our paths have run into a common place where we all met.  She is a blessing to us and everyone she meets.  Robyn heads back to Kenya on March 11th and would dearly love to have us on the plane with her (we will have to wait and see what God's plan is).

We have been enjoying this holiday season by spending a lot of time with family.  It has been wonderful to spend this time with our kids, parents and extended families.  We are moving forward trusting in the Lord so we believe this will be our last Thanksgiving/Christmas season here for a couple years.  So the extra time together is truly a blessing.

Thank you everyone for your continued prayer support.  It means so much to us to know that we have people that will be prayer warriors for us.  Thank you also for your financial support.  We are closing in on about 20% funded!  God is faithful!

As always thank you for reading!  Have a wonderful week!