Tuesday, October 26, 2010

God is good all the time!!!

Wow!  It's been a while since our last post.  We've had an adventurous last couple of weeks to say the least.  To be honest, some of those weeks have been very trying, but God is sovereign and in control.  When we don't understand, He knows why and how things happen.  He is good all the time!!!

We have several new updates.  First, our house in AZ is getting the work and repair done to it as I type this!  This is only one example of how awesome God is!  We were having trouble getting a team together to be able to go do the work, and we weren't sure how it was going to get done before we were to move in.  However, God knew all along.  One of the churches that is partnering with us told Eric that they would like to pay for the cost of the renovaions to be done and pay for someone to do it!!  Little did we know, two missionaries in AZ already were willing and ready to start the work on the house!!  It truly is amazing to see how God works.

Also, we have had many of you ask how things are coming along with raising our support.  At this point, we have about 15% raised.  We also have had several one time donations.  We are scheduled to speak at several different churches in the next upcoming weeks as well.  We also have mailed cards to several individuals in which we are still receiving them on a weekly basis. (Side note- if you have forgotten to mail back in your card it's ok for you to still send it in.)  When we say this figure to some, we get the reaction of "Aren't you worried your not gonna raise your support?"  Truthfully, every now and then that thought crosses our mind.  But we know, without a doubt, that God has called us to AZ and He will take care of us.  He is Jehovah Jireh- Our Provider!!  We have learned that not everyone is supportive of us going.  Some individuals that we never would have imagined.  There are some that are very supportive.  Some we would have never imagined.  That's when we step back and see once again that God is sovereign over this.  It will happen in His time and with those He chooses to partner with us.

Another thing going on is that we are having another yard sale this Thursday- October 28.  It will be at my parent's house (2611 Brewers Hwy.)  We did have a yard sale last week that was very successful!! However, we still have things to get rid of and we have added some new stuff this week.  We just keep finding stuff!!  This is helping us with the cost of moving, which we have figured will be at least $3000.  Please come out and see if you need anything.

Last, tomorrow is our commissioning service at Mid-Continent University.  Many of you already know about this, however, if you haven't heard you are invited to come on out.  It starts at 9:30 am and will last about one hour. We would love for you to be there if possible. 

We want to once again say thank you to everyone for praying for us, encouraging us, giving financially, etc.  Many of you have been such blessings to us during this time of transition.