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Thursday, January 22, 2015

A New Year Begins...

     Wow!  We can't believe that 2014 is over and we are almost a whole month into 2015!

     We have so many things to be thankful for during this past year!  God has once again proven himself faithful over and over.

     The Baby Centre is continuing God's plan of rescuing babies.  We now have 62 babies!  A lot of these babies are in Wing A, the Wing for the youngest and smallest children.  Needless to say all our staff are keeping pretty busy.

     With all those babies comes the need for more formula and diapers.  These are the most expensive things that Baby Centre has to buy.  At this point we are beginning to fall short in finances making it difficult to keep up our supply of these items.  We have also been having difficulty having enough in order to pay the Baby Centre staff.  We are asking for prayer specifically for this.  If you'd like to make a donation please see our website to find out how:  www.agcbabycenter.org.

     While we were in the states for the 3 weeks we received 6 new babies at the Baby Centre!  All in Wing A!

     Dana was due to have her medical tests done this January so we made a trip back to Indiana as a family.  You can imagine what a difficult trip it was with a 2-½ year old!  It was great though to reconnect with our children and the rest of our families.

     We also had opportunity to do some speaking engagements.  We were home 3 weeks and spoke 7 different times.  We were so pleased to be able to speak in small churches at our home church, Nappanee Missionary Church, and also at a new church we had never spoken at before, South Milford Church of Christ.  We want to thank everyone that allowed us to come and share about this ministry.  It was wonderful seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

South Milford group

     Dana received wonderful news regarding her tests.  The PET scans was very, very good.  And there is no disease activity at all!!  Praise the Lord!!  She will still stay on her same regiment of medication/supplements everyday, and injection every 3 months. Dana will now get a PET scan once a year and a bone scan at the six month interval.  We will still travel to the US in 6 months in order for her to have a bone scan (which was prescribed by her Doctor).  Our God is definitely a miracle working God!

     As we mentioned in a previous post, our oldest son Nathan is engaged to be married May 9, 2015!  We are very, very happy for him and his fiancĂ© Tiffany Lilly.  Here is an "official" engagement photo:

     Also, our middle daughter Talia will graduate from Bethel College on May 2, 2015.  She will have a degree in International Medicine with a minor in Biology.  When we were home we began wedding shopping for another wedding that will take place August 22, 2015.  Talia and her fiancĂ© Bryson Bauer will be wed.  Here is one of their "official" engagement photos:

     As you can see we have a very big year this year in our family with lots of wonderful, important life events happening.  We had such a wonderful time with our children and grandchildren while we were home.  That is one thing that never gets easier, leaving your children and family members.  As a matter-of-fact, it seems as though it gets more difficult each time we have to do it.

Our kids:  Nathan, Tiffany, Bryson, Talia, Carson, Andrea
Our daughter Hope, and granddaughters Audrey and Elisabeth

     We also had the opportunity to spend some time with Dan's brother Steve.  Steve is scheduled for major surgery on January 23rd.  We would love it if you could please add him to your prayer list for the surgery, the doctors, and his recovery process.
Steve & Dan
     As we have mentioned previously, our time on field has been extended till the end of 2015.  We don't know what the Lord has planned for us this year or the the next.  Because of the extension of a whole year we need to raise more support for our ministry.  Please be in prayer about this and the part the Lord may be asking you to play.

     Thank you so much for reading and keeping up with what is going on in the Jacobs' family and the ministry here at the AGC Baby Centre.