Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lobsters, mailings,travel and answered prayer!

Oh, I have owed you all this for a long time. I apologize for being a-wall for a while on blogging! I am trying to figure out settling into a new life moving in with my parents, looking at the end of the school year with my children, and entering the world of team building. The end of this week will mark 3 months that we have been here at my parents house, which is amazing to me. I feel that just now we are finding our stride, and that is refreshing. I am blown away almost daily at my parents generosity and openness to letting us live life here. So much has happened in the last few months (and yet I struggle with feeling its not happening fast enough) So in a nut shell, we have had a few great birthday celebrations, mine was late April and I had a wonderful night with family complete with my favorite meal, Lobster! It was a feast for queens. The first weekend in May also brought celebration of our oldest Caleb who is now in the double digits, 10 years old!!!! We had a great weekend of the ultimate nerf/finger dart war and family time. A bit of travel also took place for Rob over the last several weeks. As many of you may know Rob is in Seminary at Bethel in St. Paul MN. He traveled out there for classes the end of April and had a great time connecting with fellow students. Once he returned he traveled out to Grand Rapids MI for a long weekend to connect with friends and attend a meeting for minister licensing. It was good to have him home after all his travels. During these weeks I held down the home front, continued to learn the data base we are using for all of our team building and after much ground laying got out our first mailing out for team building. We were so excited and this task oriented person was thrilled to see the first batch go out. We feel all our tools are now in place and we continue to lay it at God's feet to with it what He will. Our hearts are so full of Praise to Him as we have already received such a positive response on many fronts. We are very close to batch two going out and we are preparing mailings to several churches in West MI. We have also been making travel plans to the mid west this summer, beginning to make appointments with other folks who want to know our story, and getting this blog to a spot that it has all the info that we want on it. God also continues to show us He is so obviously at work. We are getting close to my 2 year mark of a breast cancer survivor, last month I had an exam and blood work, and my body continues to be strong and Healed! We have been trying to figure out Robs employment, both for finances and also for health insurance, the latter being a huge concern. God has yet again provided in His timing for these areas of concern and causes us yet again to say "ok, God your way, in Your time". Finally it has been so cool to see how God has been at work on the other side of the Globe in NZ. cession community has kicked off a Sunday morning service (prior to easter they had been running a Sunday evening program and now have added the morning) It has been exciting for us to hear how God has been expanding their impact in their community over just the last few months, and it makes us long to be a part a part of it. So, thats our little corner of the world at this moment in time, thank you for choosing to be a part of it. I will update this more faithfully from here on out, and we love to see your comments as well. Take a look at the prayer list on the side window. Peace and Grace..............