- Matt has no school today, so he’s painting the trim in the kitchen. One step closer to getting the house on the market!
- I just added a “who’s who” page with pictures of our children, at the request of a supporter who wants to be able to put faces to her prayers. You can find it on the page tabs above.
- We had very two very helpful and encouraging visits this past weekend. On Saturday we met with Denise Cox (the long-term missions coordinator at SAMS), who drove out from Pennsylvania to share information with us and meet our pastor and some of our core support team. Then on Sunday afternoon we saw Bill Jerdan (executive secretary of the Reformed Episcopal Church’s Board of Foreign Missions), who was in Ohio visiting family. We so appreciate each of them sharing their decades of experience with us and the guidance they’ve provided in our preparations for the mission field.
- Our major task over the next six months will be raising financial support. We’ll be visiting other churches and talking to our friends in order to figure out who God has called into this ministry with us. This part is not nearly as exciting or flashy or “newsworthy” as what we’ll be doing once we get to the Philippines, but it is a very necessary step as we cannot hope to serve overseas long-term without a strong support team at home. We are also realizing that this can be an important ministry as well, a time of awakening other people’s hearts to the needs that have touched ours, strengthening relationships, and growing in our faith as we trust God to provide for the work He has called us to.