Saturday, May 26, 2007

An update...

We just wanted to send you a quick update of some recent happenings from our Bellingham home...

The day after we sent out our last email saying that we had sold our house, the deal fell through. Since then, we have decided to try to rent with a 2 year lease and today it looks like it is finalized with a couple moving from Seattle to be professors at Western. They are a great couple and we are just very thankful...

As you can imagine, we are experiencing busy days now that we have missionary to-do’s along with home schooling and my full time job. After a date night last week, we looked at each other across the table, weary, and a bit overwhelmed, and we realized, we need more full-time preparation to do all that we need to do. We prayed, we talked with my pastor and my elder, we looked at the money that had come in and we have as a church decided that my last day at Northlake will be June 15 instead of July 15. This is good for everyone involved. It allows Blake (my replacement) to get an earlier jump on the summer as he will be starting on June 1st. It allows me to focus more on Africa with the studying and reading and overall preparation that I need to do. And, it is great for the students as they start the summer and their new year to have their new youth pastor in full time.

Lastly, we have reached 100% in both our projected outgoing funds and we are nearing 100% of our monthly support. This is such an amazing thing that we are just in AWE. We thank you, and we thank our Lord for confirming to us his calling for us to go to Africa.

Thank you again!
Steve (and Steph)

1 comment:

- Ryan Flynn Photography - said...

Steve, I'm so stoked for you guys. I hope we can come see you in Africa, and I'll be praying for you!