We are currently in Iowa heading home from our 5 weeks of training in Colorado. We are excited to get back to Indiana to our families and our home church. It was very sad to leave our new SPLICE family, many of whom over this next week will deploy to their new home in a different country. Our prayers are with each and every one, and part of our hearts, as they find themselves in a new culture.
We are looking forward to utilizing our training when we get on the field in Kenya. Many thanks to all of our trainers at MTI. They did such a wonderful job of helping us look within ourselves and identifying areas where we were trying to maintain control and not let Christ be in charge of all things.
We look forward to moving forward with our mission with an emboldened effort to put Christ in total control and to follow His lead as we do His work in Kenya.
This Sunday, at our own church, we'll have the opportunity to share part of the story of the path that God has laid before us. We look forward to that time and to reconnecting with our church family who we know has lifted us up and supported us in prayer, especially over these last 5 weeks.
The last 5 weeks have been emotionally draining but spiritually invigorating. It will probably take a couple days for us to get back on our feet fully. We have training that begins next week at WGM headquarters in Marion, IN. This is our final training in preparation for leaving for the field.
On the way through Iowa we had the opportunity to stop in Grinnell to pick up baby quilts that were made by the Omega Church Quilters for Christ. They made 21 more quilts for us to take to the Baby Centre with us. What an awesome testimony these women share by going the extra mile to make these quilts especially for the babies. Thank you to all the ladies that participated in the making, and delivering, of all the beautiful quilts.
We are still a considerable amount away from our support needed to leave. We are hoping to make up ground on the amount that we need over the next 2 weeks in order to leave in the middle of August. We are currently in need of close to $2,400.00 a month pledged to go. Please pray for God's timing in the provision of financial partners for our ministry.
If you are in the Nappanee area come out and see us on Sunday morning at Nappanee Missionary Church.