We are in the final days of preparing for our official move to the reservation, 21 days to be exact! The last few months have flown by, but it seems as if these final days are passing dreadfully slow. We are so excited and overwhelmed at the thought that we will be beginning this ministry in just a matter of days. Pray for us as we are closing out things here, saying goodbye to friends and family, and packing our belongings. We will be loading the moving truck January 1 & 2 and we will be heading to Arizona the morning of the 3rd. The trip should take us 3 days, so we should arrive at our new home on the evening of the 5th. Pray for us as we will have a 3 vehicle caravan; a moving truck, pickup truck, and our van (which will have our 3 and 5 year old riding in them). The trip is approximately 1750 miles!
God has truly been amazing throughout this whole process, daily we stand in awe of Him and things He has done and how He has done them. I can never remember a time in our life where the provision of God was so evident. We can't wait to see how He is glorified even more over the course of His ministry on the reservation.
An update on things happening on the reservation even as we speak: First Pima Baptist Church, in Sacaton (the church where we will primarily based) is gearing up to help families throughout their village and across the reservation by providing Christmas gifts for Children. They are expecting a great turnout so pray that God use them as they meet this physical need in hopes to open the door to meet the ultimate spiritual need.
As for the house we will be living in; The awesome people who have worked tirelessly over the last couple months to make it possible are putting the finishing touches on the floor and other odds and ends things. They keep telling us how blessed they are to have been a part of what God is doing. Without their faithfulness and willingness to be used by God, it would have set us back by several months. Thank God for them!
Thank you all for the prayers, support, and encouragement!!