Archive for July, 2011

2011, Chapter Three: The Catch-up and the Big Drive North

July 23, 2011

Perhaps that title should read “The BIG Catch-up and the Relatively Short Drive North”. We were given a few days on the coast after a fruitful counseling chapter in Texas. The coastal days are full from sun-up to dinner, with accounting paperwork (the accountant has been very patient), with blog-writing and newsletter production, with letter-writing and lodging arrangements, and with vision refining for the French Chapter ahead. Dinner time is our work cut-off hour and the beginning of core family enrichment and development needs.

By this Wednesday, a few days into paper catch-up, we were wondering how we would get it all done. Then we received an offer to stay a few days longer, and without a doubt, it seemed that God had granted us a huge extension – trying to do this work on the road would have been impossible. Everyone we needed to contact ahead to make this schedule change was very encouraging, and as a result, we feel fired up to do what needs to be done.

So here we are, writing, typing, thinking, emailing. And after dinner, playing.

This weekend will find us hitching up to our aging trailer (the beloved home-turned-“u-haul”) and pointing the vehicle North for a packed several weeks of intensive meetings with families, churches, and leaders. There is excitement about the weeks ahead, as we look forward to seeing God’s hand at work; an anticipation that is coupled with the serious consideration of the challenges that we face as individuals – and as a family – during every intense new season.

George Mueller report: We haven’t had one of these for a while. We received the week’s forwarded mail yesterday with mission support of $130 – a very lean week, but a week full of good fruit and gratitude. Thank-you to all of you who have partnered with us this month.