Thursday, July 31, 2008

Settling In...

So, now we're home, settling back into our own place, our own bed(s), our own food...etc. It's been nice to get here finally, start catching up with our local friends, our cat, Bela, and just be here. We've all heard it before, and it's soooo true: There's no place like home! Enjoy the Video below! Caleb gurggling for us all to laugh!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Almost home...

Today is Monday, it's 9:46 am, and we're in Philadelphia, PA. We're finally at the last leg of our month-long trip; and what a trip it's been! From Columbia, SC, to Greenville, SC, to a small town in KY, to Wheaton, IL, to Door County, WI, back to Wheaton, IL, to Hinsdale, NY, to Cortland, NY, to Nazareth, PA, to Philadelphia, today to Potomac, MD, then tomorrow we'll finally head home! Wow! I think we've almost forgotten what it's like to sleep in our own bed and live in our own home. We miss our friends back home, as well as our cat, Bela, but we also have enjoyed seeing so many of you on this summer trip. God has led the way, as always, and we're thankful to have spent some time with friends and family. Here is a picture of the extended Bacheller family while in Wisconsin.

Keep in touch!
Ben, Becky & Caleb.

Monday, July 14, 2008

We're IN!!!

Dear Praying Friends,

We got in! We got in for the orientation/training this week with TEAM! Praise God! It has already been a busy past week, and this week will be also. Please pray for us to have the energy, strength, and focus to get much out of this week here in Wheaton, Illinois.

As of this week, we can officially start raising our prayer and financial supporters for the work in Brazil (we know many of you already pray for us! Thank you!) Our goal is to return to Brazil by December 2009. Would you pray with us that God would make this happen? We'll share more about this the meantime, keep praying, and please do share any prayer concerns with us too.

Excited for what God is doing!
Ben, Becky & Caleb Bacheller.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Dear praying friends,

As of today, we have been accepted as Candidates with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission)! We are elated! Thank you for your prayers!

Now, we ask you to continue to pray with us. We are currently in Wheaton, IL, at the mission's headquarters, doing some preliminary interviews. There are a number of week-long orientations we need to do during this process of becoming missionaries with TEAM, the first of which will be July 14th through the 18th. However, we were told we would not likely make it in time for that specific orientation. As of today, it looks much more plausible that we will INDEED make it, as long as the preliminary interviews fall into place and go smoothly. So, would you please pray with us that it will indeed work out? It would save us from having to do the extra travelling in October later this year.

We also ask you to pray for our little (big) guy, Caleb, now 8 1/2 months old. He has developed croup again (he had it a few months ago), and we had to take him to the doctor today. We believe this recurrence of croup is due to his bad reflux. We ask that you pray for healing for both these illnesses.

We'll keep in touch as we know more details in the next week or so. Thanks again for your prayers!

In His Unfailing Love,
Ben, Becky, & Caleb Bacheller.

P.S.: If you did not receive our June prayer letter, it is on the next page of this blog...just scroll down on the right side of this window and click on previous posts.