Answer to Prayer Number One
Did you notice the fundraising thermometer in the sidebar? We are almost half-way to our fundraising goal for our support/ALC&C promotion trip scheduled for October/November. Isn’t that exciting news? We feel so incredibly blessed and encouraged by such generosity. We are almost speechless as we try to come up with the words to say to all of you who sacrificially and lovingly gave. Thank you and praise God for His provision!
With the funds we have received so far, we have been able to cover 3/4 of our airfare and nearly all of the cost of the pastor’s conference that we are attending in Nashville, TN at the beginning of our trip as a way to relax and re-energize ourselves before the 6 week trip. We are fully confident that God will provide the remaining funds needed to cover car rentals, the last two legs of airfare, and gas.
If you have not had the opportunity to share this burden with us and would like to, you may do so by clicking on Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitator’s logo in the side bar. Please make a “ministry trip” note in the comment box when you make your donation online or in the memo section of your check. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.
Answer to Prayer Number Two
Many of you may know that there are few things I (Mindy) treasure more than spending time with my family. Time as a family with all our children brings me more joy than anything money can buy. So when we were able to use airline miles to purchase tickets for Garrett and Logan to come home for Christmas this year, I was more than excited. My joy and excitement was dampened mildly (Ok, I concede…a LOT) by the fact that Andrew and Katie would not be coming here this year nor would we be going to Minnesota to see them.
While I was selfishly entertaining thoughts of pity for not getting to be with all my children at some point this year, God spoke to my heart and lead me to pray for contentment. I prayed for contentment, and God answered my prayer in the sweetest way I could have ever imagined. A couple weeks ago, Andrew emailed us and let us know that he was able to get off of work the week of Christmas. Since Katie is a teacher and already had the week off, they were free to travel. They now have tickets to come to The Bahamas for Christmas, and we are going to be together as a family. Words cannot begin to describe my excitement. For this mom, that is the best gift I could have ever received!
Quick picture update of the last week
We have only a week’s worth of pictures to update you with. Don’t fortet to check out our Prayer Request page and the What’s New page. We have added a couple prayer requests and posted a few more pictures of the cottage construction progress.
That’s it for now. Have a great week!