Saturday, January 29, 2011

71%...leave by June!

Praise God with us! We are now at 71% of our monthly needs to serve in Brazil. God has been answering your prayers and ours! Here are some updates and prayer requests for us:
  1. Ben quit his job as of Friday, January 28th, to focus specifically on support raising; please PRAY for our remaining support to come in quickly this Spring so that we can leave for Brazil by June.
  2. For a possible part-time job opening for Becky in nursing while we wait to get to Brazil—next week we will know more details—check our blog for more information.
  3. For us to balance support raising, spending time as a family, packing, Becky studying Portuguese, and working.
  4. For good times of fellowship and growth with the Lord during this busy time.
  5. For our trip to Chicago from the 8th to the 20th of February. We will be visiting supporters and family along the way, and  then have our final training with TEAM, our mission agency, from the 12th-18th.

 Thank you all so much for your prayers and support; please keep these requests before the Father…and let us know how to pray for you, too.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow in Chicago

So, we had some snow in Chicago...the kids all enjoyed it, though it was bitterly cold!
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Christmas travels

So, we went to Chicago for Christmas (and Wisconsin, and NY), as you can see the skyline of downtown Chicago here...we'll give you a pictorial tour of our time in the next couple of days...once we get them uploaded.
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Our family and our tree

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