Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Waiting and Praying

Well, we are now 1 week into waiting for our passports to arrive. We have scheduled an appointment to receive our shots. We mailed out a support letter today. We are praying for God to bring to completion this portion of what He has brought us to. Lord willing we will travel to Entebbe, Uganda Oct. 13 and arrive back home Oct. 22. Here are 3 ways you can be in prayer.

1) We ask you to join us in prayer for the 143+ million orphans worldwide, 40+ million in Africa alone. God has promised to set the lonely in families, and He often works through His people to accomplish His will.

2) We ask you to join us in prayer as we seek God’s guidance for our family. Pray that we will know and do His will, His way.

3) We ask you to consider joining us by donating to the financial costs of this mission trip. The total cost of this trip will be approximately $5,500. In order to purchase our tickets for this trip, we need the majority of this in less than 2 weeks, by September 22.

Please pray also that our passports arrive by Sept. 22. If they do not, we feel that we will have to postpone the trip until early 2010. We trust God to work out the best timing for everything.

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Shots! and Prayers.......

Ok....If Chad and I got every shot that we might possibly need, then we are looking at over $1000, just for vaccines. That seems kind of crazy. That doesn't include Maclain's, but his is only $120. Plus we all need Malaria pills, which aren't cheap either. Our insurance doesn't cover any of this. We are feeling pretty intimidated by that figure since we have not started raising any money yet. I don't have the quote for the flights yet, but I'm sure that they will be pretty high as well.

God please provide the funds for what you have called us to.......and help us to trust you. You are bigger than any problem we encounter. Help us to do our part as well.

On a more serious note........

Please pray for a dear friend of ours who lost her daughter today. Explaining suicide to your children is not easy, but it does provide an opportunity to remind them how much they are loved, and always will be, no matter what, by their parents and an Amazing God.

I encourage you to share Christ's love today and everyday with the people in your life that it seems the most difficult to love. More than likely they are the ones who need it the most.