Welcome to our blog! We are so excited to be in this Journey with you and look forward to sharing each moment. We have never done a blog before, so this in itself will be a learning experience. We feel so blessed to have your support and prayers. We pray that we are able to fully learn and surrender to this process of being molded and seeking God's will for our lives. Thank you for joining the Journey.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Internship

     I am so proud of Julie, she is going to make a wonderful and amazing pastor's wife. : ) She has been so supportive through this entire process and is very excited to see where God is going to take us. She and Jacob went to church yesterday (11/14/2010) (Jaron, Jaxon and I stayed home do to Jaron not feeling well) and she was a part of a special service that was put together by some of the women at church. Julie had the responsibility to give one of the few talks during the service and did a wonderful job and seemed to have had a great response from the congregation. WAY TO LET GOD USE YOU, JULIE!!! Julie and I have really enjoyed being a part of our new congregation and really feel that God is preparing us through the work of this ministry. We look forward to growing deeper with the congregation and learning from what God has to show us through them. Thank you Lord!!!

Internship and Israel/Jordan trip update

     After much prayer and discussion Julie and I have decided that it would be best if she not go on the Israel/Jordan trip and just I go. We fell very strongly that it may be hard on the boys for the both of us to leave for 3 weeks and for them not to have either mommy or daddy around. We feel this decision is a wise decision and will have a more positive impact on our family and the boys.
     So with this change of plans our financial goals have obviously changed, our financial needs for the trip is now $5350.00. We want to thank everyone for all their prayers and support for this educational and spiritual trip, and we want to thank those that have been so generous in helping make this trip a reality. With the help of our friends and families we have been able to raise $875.74 which is just over 16% of our goal. Thanks everyone for your support.
     We were very excited to have sent in the deposit for the trip last week and was able to talk to Dr. Scott Preissler (the professor planning and leading the stewardship tour) and he is very excited about the work that God is going to do in the hearts of those who go (I believe there are around 50 individuals going) and the positive impact it will have on our Christian walks. So please most importantly keep this trip in your prayers.

We love you so very much and thank you again for your love and support during this exciting time in our lives.