Saturday, July 31, 2010

moving day!

Our days in Sioux Falls are quickly coming to an end. We finally found a place we like in Mankato and are planning to move August 7-8. Thank you for your prayers in this area as it took us awhile to find our new home, but we're excited about the potential it has for our next phase of life working in the Mankato, MN region. We'll post some pics once we get moved in a bit :)

That said, which I realize might be a bit confusing...we are moving to our future ministry location, but we're not at a level of support yet to actually start working on campus. As we continue to trust God to finish our team of partners, we felt like Mankato was a more strategic place for us to live - it's closer to both of our hometowns, which are locations that we feel more able to move forward in finishing our team of ministry partners. Please pray for our transition and that the Lord would complete our team quickly so we can actually start ministering on campus.

I also wanted to give an update on our progress as we've been trusting God to have us at 100% by August 4. This was a faith goal we set back in May and will trust God for until August 4 has come and gone. I'll be honest, its been a hard summer. We haven't seen our percentage go up as quickly as we'd hoped. But we have learned more about trusting God. About the reality that He has unshakable purposes that He is working out in our lives and none of the setbacks we've experienced are a surprise to Him. God loves it when we ask Him for specific things and I believe He's blessed us by building deeply into our hearts. Maybe August 4 will pass and we'll be exactly where we're at today...or maybe God would glorify Himself through providing immensely in the next 5 days. For myself, I'll join Ezekiel in his sentiment from Ezekiel 37:3 "O LORD God, you know." In that we find eternal comfort.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

on the road again

well...we're about to head out on the road again. Please pray for us as we spend tomorrow apartment hunting in Mankato. Please pray too as we spend about a week and a half networking with people in Minnesota. We're still trusting God for our August 4 faith goal, though the mountain that needs to be moved seems to grow higher as the days tick by. Praise God that He can work miracles and that He is working all things out for the good of those who love Him. Thanks for praying with us.