Friday, January 29, 2010

More Fun at the Stockshow!!

Denver Stockshow

We went with our local homeschool group! It was lots of fun! That was the gentlest Llama ever! We heard on the news that a lady was looking to get a llama and if it was a girl they would call it Dolly Llama and a boy it would be Barak O'llama

Settling In

That's exactly what we're doing! Life is getting much more routine. Beginning the day with homeschooling and job hunting, and ending the day with family devotions and more job hunting!

So as you figured out, I am still jobless. It is a rough economy out there, we had no idea just how rough until it was time for me to find a job.

Priority #1 is providing for my family. Of course, outside of living for Christ and all that entails!

Heather is doing a fantastic job with the kiddos. Josiah, Aubrie and Makinna are LOVING school and learning so much! Elijah is growing like a weed, crawling is a piece of cake for him now. He pulls himself up to standing and balances with one hand. The BIG kids still can't get enough of him, and he must feel like a treasured prince!

We've spoken and/or met with at least 10 churches since returning. When we speak we share about life on the mission field, the need to evangelize where God has put us, and future service for our family here in Denver.

I have started seminary and I'm really enjoying it!

We located many great ministries to serve alongside here in Denver.

We're taking extra-curricular things slowly! No one is doing any sports. But the kids are doing piano lessons with their Mimi! Who just happens to be a wonderful music teacher! They are doing really well!

Thank you for checking up on us.

Feel free to drop us a line anytime! We love to get updates on you, as well!

Friday, November 13, 2009

What's One TO DO?

You arrive at Chick fil a on kid's eat free night, only to discover if your child is in costume they get a surprise...

Traveling to the US

Arrival Photos

Here we are arriving in Denver with 18 suitcases, 9 backpacks, a stroller, car seat and 4 children after traveling for 19 hours!

It was 4AM Belgium time, and we're still smiling!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Finishing Strong

Hey guys,
Well it's that time. Time to head back to life in the States.

Our time in Belgium was...
1. Sweet
2. Challenging
3. Expensive :D,
4. Life Changing
5. Eye Opening
6. Deep Breathing
7. Magnifique (Magnificent)
8. Difficile (Difficult at times)
9. Priority Changing
10.Impossible without the Lord and you praying, encouraging and supporting our ministry

What Did We Learn?
1. Perseverance
2. Availability
3. Hospitality
4. Readiness
5. Prioritizing
6. Organizing
7. Go Getting
8. Listening
9. Studying
10.Contextualizing (conforming)

What's Next?
1. Searching
2. Waiting
3. Listening
4. Looking
5. Outreaching
6. Local Missions
7. Raising Ministry Partners
8. Studying (seminary)
9. Homeschooling
10.Remembering and praying for Belgium

Psalm 96
"Oh sing to the Lord a new song
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless His name;
tell of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!"

Praise the Lord with us over the fact that He is working throughout the earth bringing people to Himself! Praise the Lord for the remnant of believers in Belgium! Pray for them as they continue to live life and proclaim their faith to those around them, and pray for the Ms that are still there proclaiming Him to the nations. Pray for the folks we had the pleasure to get to know and share life with. Pray that those who know Him will continue to grow deeply in love with the Father, and for those who do not pray that those blinders will be removed and the reality of their desperate need of the Father's grace will be impossible to ignore. They are each precious to us and we want to see them again on earth and in eternity! Pray for revival and an outpouring of God's grace on the lost in Western Europe!