Monday, June 8, 2009

Prayer Calendar

As Kent and I are preparing for overseas missions, one of the most important things that we want is a prayer team. We are looking for 30 people to pray one day a month (for example every 5th: Jan 5th, Feb 5th, March 6th). And we want one person a day fasting as well.

Our desire is that we become a family with our prayer warriors, we are praying for each person, specifically the same day that they are praying for us. If has been really neat so far, and we are looking forward to growing this team as our departure date gets near.

That being said..... I was finding it hard to keep track of who was on what day and all that, so I came up with this book idea. (I firmly believe it was from the Holy Spirit)
For everyday there are two 4x6 note cards. Each day has 5 prayer parts. 1 Prayer: the individual or family that is committed to praying for us that day. 2. Family: I are praying for everyone in our family one day a month. 3. Girls: Our church recently put out a list of things to pray over your children, I put one thing on each day. SOOOOOO helpful.

4. Fasting: The people who are fasting on our behalf. 5: Globe (Cause Missionary was too long ;) Where we have all of our friends that we went through training with listed. I put all these cards unto a photo album, and wall-ah a new prayer book!

I know that praying for someone one day month doesn't seem like much, but I can GUARANTEE that using our new book has helped me pray more consistently. I would much rather commit to once an month and mean it, than say I'll pray and it never happens!

If you are haven't chosen a day yet and would like to, email me and let me know. I would love to add you to my book! At the bottom of my blog is a calendar that shows the days that are open.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Finally..... time to think!

Wow... I have wanted to blog so many things over the last few weeks..... but I haven't had the time or the energy, and now that I have both..... I don't know where to begin.

In his heart a man plans his course,
but the LORD determines his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

Many of you know that our plans were to be in Africa by September 2009, but GOD has bigger (and better) plans.

We will be staying here in Waco until after the first of the year. There are several different reasons for this, however the main one is for extra training.

Our leadership has asked us to stay and receive additional Church Planting training the first two weeks of December. After that we will enjoy Christmas with our families and then, LORD willing, we will move to Uganda January 2010.

This has been bittersweet, In our hearts we are ready to go and begin what God has called us to in Uganda, but we are also excited that we are able to "put off" saying our farewells, and we have been SO blessed by all the "I'm glad you aren't leaving yet, we get to keep you longer" comments.

These new turn of events have brought along with them a few new changes. The first and biggest one being that we moved!! In our eager expectation of moving over seas, we put in our 30 day notice on May 1st, before we knew we needed to stay. By the time we realized we needed to stay longer, our duplex was already rented, and we HAD to be out by the end of MAY.


We had no IDEA were we were going to live.... all of the doors we tried were closed shut. I am SO glad that God's plans are better than ours. We have friends, that had a house on the market, sitting there empty, and so they offered to let us move in.......... for FREE!!!!

GOD is so GOOD!!!!!! We were moving our of our duplex, in part, because we couldn't afford the rent, and now, by trusting in GOD and His plans, we are living in a much bigger house, for FREE. (it has it's quirks..... but I am NOT complaining!) UNBELIEVABLE!

So now, LOTS of packing, and one garage sale later..... we are living in GOD's best!!

There is really so much more that he has done for us. One day I look forward to writing a book that tells about all the wonderful ways he has taken care of our little family by not just meeting our needs, but blessing us with some of our wants as well. From lasagna dinner to houses at the lake to adventures over seas, HE has done it ALL!

Thank you Lord for being our provider, and looking out for our us. Not just letting us "get by" , but truly blessing our socks off!! You are an AMAZING Father, and I am bless to be your child.