Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Year Update

It is already into the second month of 2010! Like always, time if flying by. It has been quite awhile since I have give an update.

A year ago today, we were half way through our two month stay in Ghana. So much has happened since then. 2009 was a very good year, and we are looking forward to what 2010 has in store!

This year has started off quite eventful. Right after the new year, I was able to go to IHOP--International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo. It was an awesome experience, and I can't wait to take the whole family. It was a week of just being in His presence. Is there anything better?

My sister has decided to abandon us all, and move to Missouri. She's interning at IHOP, with the hopes of becoming a staff person. We are sad she is no longer living with us. :-(

The week after my return from IHOP, Jody decides it would be a good idea to break his hand. Truly, it was an accident with a drill, a very common injury. This is his first ever broken bone. He has been able to do some work, but not much, which means he's been stuck at home. He's going stir crazy, and taking me with him! We are all counting down the days until he can return to work full time.

This accident certainly put a damper on our financial situation, but God is always a faithful provider. We will be receiving a tax return this year, which was quite unexpected. It is exactly what we need to see us through.

At the end of this month, we will be going to visit our family in SC. It's been two years since all of us have been back there. We are looking forward to this time with his family. While we are there, we will also be reconnecting with one of our former professors who works with missionaries.

The kids are doing great. Daughter has taken off in her reading, and has entered the world of chapter books. She is so proud of herself! She got a sewing machine for Christmas, and loves making things. We turned Aunties room into a craft room, and it's Daughters personal heaven!

Son isn't interested in learning to read, because he believes he already knows how! He likes to just tell the story according to the pictures, and that's good enough for him. He loves building, and he is very good at it! He built a bridge the full diameter of our kitchen table from marshmallows and tooth picks---all by himself!

Two weeks ago we held our first AFN advisory committee meeting. The committee is made up of a handful of individuals from our church. They are here to help us as we move forward in working towards returning to Ghana. We are so thankful for each one of them.

As you know, we long to return to Ghana. We will be working hard this year raising support and making plans to return. We do not have specific return date yet, but our goal is the end of this year. We are trusting that God will lead us as we follow Him. Please pray for us.

As we enter into this new phase of preparation and support raising, I will keep this blog more up to date.

Also, if you didn't receive one, we did send out a newsletter in November---a very over due newsletter. Visit our website to view it.

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