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Sunday, May 20, 2012


     As the sun sets on this season in our lives, God walks with us into our new morning. This last Friday was my last day at DJ Construction. I have left a job I loved, a career that has been a blessing, and a financially stable situation for me and my family. But, I believe that God has called us to do greater things in His name. We walk forward in faith, knowing that when God calls, God provides. We have been so blessed and have seen God's hand in so many ways over the past couple of weeks.
    On Monday of last week we got a call that we had a person that was ready to move into our home, God once again provided the right person at the right time. We have now been lifted officially from the burden of our home and can focus some of those energies elsewhere now. The entire story of our home sale is a wonderful story of God bringing the right people together at the right time. Our broker had a lot of faith to sign the agreement with us before he actually had a person to move in. Jeff our broker, is now working with us on speaking engagements with churches he is involved with. Our broker has become our ministry partner as well. And, the people that have moved into our home are foster parents and adoptive parents! How great is that!
   On Saturday the 19th of May we had the privilege of being a part of the Men With Vision dinner at the Essenhaus in Middlebury, IN. We were a part of the evening with Gary Archer from MWV and Hubert Harriman the President of World Gospel Mission, who was the keynote speaker. It was a wonderful evening with Hubert speaking on passion for missions. We were able to tell the group what we will be doing once we arrive in Kenya in August. We feel blessed every time we get a chance to speak about the Baby Centre.
    We also this last week on Wednesday were blessed with an open house for myself at DJ. It was for the clients and subcontractors that I had worked with over the past 20 years. We had a wonderful turn out and had over 100 people in attendance. We were also at this event able to set up our Kenya display and were able to show our PowerPoint presentation and speak to many of the people in attendance about our mission. We are looking forward to see what fruit is produced from those seeds that have been planted. Thank you to DJ for planning and having the open house and a big thanks to all those who took time out of their busy schedules to attend. We were truly blessed with this opportunity.
   We are now just three weeks away from our training in Colorado. This is exciting for us to get started on this phase of our journey to Kenya.
   Please keep in your prayers our good friends and ministry partners Bev and Bernie Lambright. Their son Tim was involved in an ATV accident and has a serious spinal chord injury. We are specifically praying for strength and wisdom for each of them as they walk through this deep valley. We know as well as they do that they do not make this journey alone.
   D &D

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Big Changes...

     Hi all!!  We are all moved in to our temporary new home here in Goshen.  It's taken a while to get all settled in but we are all managing well.  We are still in the process of packing items for storage, items to take to Kenya, and still have a few items to sell.  What a huge process this is and a most challenging one at that.

     Our home that is being built in Kenya on the Baby Centre compound is really moving along very, very quickly.  Most of the roof is now on!!  We are very appreciative of all the workers there that are doing such a wonderful job building it.

     We have been able to get started back on our Perspectives class.  We continue to be amazed at the teaching and all that we are learning.  It's a phenominal class.  We also are progressing on the other classes we are taking with IWU.

     Dan will say goodbye to his DJ family next week as he leaves DJ after over twenty years. Please pray for this transition in our lives. There is a sadness and a bit of fear in leaving the familiar to step into the unknown. We are trusting totally in God to lead us through this major transition. On the other hand there is great excitement and anticipation in the freedom to allow God to lead your path. Thank you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement.

     We are thankful for the opportunity to speak at the Men With Vision IN/MI Rally on May 19th at the Essenhaus in Middlebury, IN.  We will be a part of the evening that will feature Bill Bucher from MWV @ WGM and Hubert Harriman, President of WGM also presenting.

     So thankful for each and every one of you that take the time to read our blog and to pray for us.