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With Two Answers to Prayer, God Blesses Us!

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

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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.

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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.

In the last post, we mentioned Zachary's computer he bought in parts and then built himself last winter quit working.  We replaced the motherboard, but that was not the problem.  It is still not working.  We have a new processor coming this week.  Hopefully that will fix the problem.  Please pray!

In the last post, we mentioned Zachary’s computer he bought in parts and then built himself last winter quit working. We replaced the motherboard, but that was not the problem. It is still not working. We have a new processor coming this week. Hopefully that will fix the problem. Please pray!

Sunday, August 31st was Jen Roger's birthday.  We all gathered to celebrate with her at one of our favorite places...

Sunday, August 31st was Jen Roger’s birthday. We all gathered to celebrate with her at one of our favorite places…

...Dairy Queen!

…Dairy Queen!

While all of you in the United States were celebrating Labor Day, we all gathered for our first day of ALC&C staff devotions at the Centre.  A new year has begun!

While all of you in the United States were celebrating Labor Day, we all gathered for our first day of ALC&C staff devotions and new staff training at the Centre. A new year has begun!

Some of our new facilitators at the Centre: Megan Cummings (Minnesota), Christi Lester (Bahamas), Josie Sorena (Connecticut), and Sam Howard (New York).  Pray for these ladies as they serve along side us here at the ALC&C this year.

Some of our new facilitators at the Centre: Megan Cummings (Minnesota), Christi Lester (Bahamas), Josie Sorena (Connecticut), and Sam Howard (New York). Pray for these ladies as they serve along side us here at the ALC&C this year.

Staff training starts!

Staff training starts!

But not before we have coconut tarts!

But not before we have coconut tarts!

First day of school for Zachary started on the traditional Minnesota first day of school, Tuesday, September 2nd.  This is the second to the last first day of school for the Seeley Family Academy.  After 14 years of homeschooling, we are down to one student.  Wow.  Where does time go?

First day of school for Zachary started on the traditional Minnesota first day of school, Tuesday, September 2nd. This is the second to the last first day of school for the Seeley Family Academy. After 14 years of homeschooling, we are down to one student. Wow. Where does time go?

Don't you wish you could attend your first  PreCalculus class lounging on you couch?

Don’t you wish you could attend your first PreCalculus class lounging on you couch?

Besides getting caught up with email and phone calls and working on planning for future groups and the Joy Bible Camp Reunion, Tim has been working on finishing the Adirondack chairs construction project.  4 chairs nearly done, 6 to go.

Besides getting caught up with email and phone calls and working on planning for future groups and the Joy Bible Camp Reunion, Tim has been working on finishing the Adirondack chairs construction project. 4 chairs nearly done, 6 to go.

Friday evening we were able to have the new facilitators that live on site over for taco night.  We were able to get dinner prepared and served in the one hour between power outages.

Friday evening we were able to have the new facilitators that live on site over for taco night. We were able to get dinner prepared and served in the one hour between power outages.

First meal with the new facilitators that are living here at Camp.  Taco night!

First meal with the new facilitators that are living here at Camp.

That’s it for now.  Have a great week!

 


3 Comments

  1. Ken & Pris says:

    Thanks for sharing! We’re not able to give financially, but we pray! So glad, Mindy, that it appears your whole family will be together at Christmastime! Ken and Priscilla

    • Your kind note and your prayers are equally as encouraging as all the money people have donated. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We really appreciate the reminder that you have given us. God bless!

  2. Miss you so much! Thanking God for how he is working in your lives. Love seeing what you are up to and looking forward to our Oct. time. You can call me anytime! Both of our families will always be busy, but we are willing to carve out time for you! Much love and prayers.

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