Hello to all of you out there in Internet land. What’s new? Apparently you really enjoyed our wedding post from a few days ago. That was the most traffic we’ve ever seen hit our blog. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Here is what we’ve learned. Wedding pictures = lots of web traffic. I really wanted you to read this post so … here’s another pic for you.
This one is of our wedding party throwing birdseed at us — notice the absolute glee on the faces of the groomsmen. Particularly Jordan Bell.
Just a word of warning to all you engaged folks out there — birdseed is traditional and a lot of fun for everyone, but it hurts. Like, real bad. And it also creates kodak moments like this lovely picture. My maid of honor and fellow groomsmen had to pick seed from my hair. It was awesome….
Anyways, after I shamelessly lured you here with our wedding pictures, the real reason for the post is to ask you to pray. We’re trusting the Lord to be done raising our financial support by Tuesday, March 15. Will you pray with us?
We are currently at 60 percent. This is a big prayer, but we know the Lord could bring in our funding by tomorrow if He wanted to. We have a lot of oars in the water right now, and we’re trusting God to soften the hearts of the individuals, families, churches and businesses we’ve asked to meet with us, and be a part of our team.
Will you pray that we would come to mind for the potential partners we currently know of, and those we haven’t had the opportunity to ask yet?
What we’re trusting for:
We’re trusting God for 40 percent of our monthly needs to come in by March 15. It’s a lot — but this is all about His timing and we trust Him.
I’ve been in the Psalms the past few days, and the Lord has been speaking to me so intimately. My hope is in Him, and I’m just feeling excited to see what He has in store for us. As I was reading Psalm 37 this morning, it was just so sweet to read about the truths of our God — “delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”
What will happen if the funding doesn’t come in by March 15th?
We praise God for all He has done in this season, and we will keep on plugging away. We continue to learn so much about God, about ourselves, and about where the Lord is leading us throughout this process. We have never been more on our knees, more in need of God’s grace, and more stretched and pulled to our spiritual and emotional limits. Working out and stretching produce flexibility and faithful endurance. Vital components to a successful ministry.
“Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” – James 1:2-3
Thanks for praying with us friends. We couldn’t do what we do without you.
Hey, buddies, You have cheerleaders in East Asia!! Tom and I are both praying for you. If there are specific days or requests in which we can join you in a special way, let me know. We’d love to be in the next ten days with you!!!!