Thursday, January 28, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggity jig...

Well, we are finally back from our LA trip, thanks for all those who prayed for us.  We had a fabulous time connecting with old friends and supporters.  Eliana was a star, for the many, many, many hours we drove she really only had two small melt downs, and one of them was during the last fifteen minutes on our way home.  Thanks to all those who took time out of their week to hang out with us, it really meant a lot to be able to connect with those who really formed our first community as a married couple.  Here are a few pics from the week...

This is just a smattering of our trip, there were many more beautiful faces we got to see.  To all of you we love you!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

First Leg, Check!

Thanks for your prayers, the first part of our journey went well, Eliana was an excellent passenger!  We will be spending a lot more time in the car and with friends this week, so please continue to pray! :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

On our way to LA!

This morning Kevin, Eliana and I will be embarking on a 10 day adventure to the Los Angeles where we will be visiting friends and support raising.  Please pray for a happy baby since she is going to be getting a LOT of car time, and peaceful parents!  Please also be praying that the other details of the trip will work out -- and that we will have safe travels.  Thanks!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pray for Haiti

My heart is burdened for the nation of Haiti, a country that is already suffering physically, spiritually and emotionally.  Please pray for the people of Haiti, for those that have yet to be rescued from the rubble, from the families who are separated, for the aid workers who will be helping, and more than anything that God would be especially present during this difficult time.  My prayer is that his comfort will be offered and felt in a way that it never has before.

Monday, January 4, 2010

1st Benchmark Met

After reviewing monies coming in and monies recently promised, we are glad to announce that just a bit after our Christmas goal we can account for 20% of our needed pledges in order to go to Spain.  This is fantastic and an incredible blessing.

Our next benchmark is a biggy.  We'd like to be at 70% of our needed pledges by the end of February.  This is another ambitious goal, but we are pressing forward and watching God's provision and timing.  We have some opportunities to share with churches over the next two months.  Please be praying for these fruitful times.

February contains Valentines Day, a day of celebrating love.  We would like to put out a challenge for pledges as a Valentine's Day gift in loving Spain and God's work there.

If you are considering giving financially, would like to learn more about or ministry and the vision God has given us and/or are willing to make a once a week commitment to fast a meal for us, please let us know.

Also, we are trying to raise up a team of intercessors for Spain.  If interested, we'd like those committed to prayer to give up one meal a month in prayer for God's work in Spain.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Eliana had a great first Christmas, she was able to celebrate with her Satterlee and Book families -- it was a time we will treasure because hopefully at this time next year we will be in Spain! Smiling little Santa!

The day after Christmas Kevin headed to Urbana -- a huge missions conference held every 3 years.  This year it was held in Saint Louis.  He helped represent LAM and had a chance to hear some amazing speakers.  It was a very confirming and inspiring time.  Eliana and I had a more low-key new year celebration, we played some games with my family and then went to bed early -- still it was nice, we were glad to have Kevin home safely the next day though!