Friday, May 09, 2008

Well, as most of you probably know, God has our family in a very interesting place. We are learning so much about dependence and waiting on His timing. Our hearts grow more and more excited about the prospect of moving to the Canary Islands to do church planting. It's crazy that only 1/4 of 1% of the people know Christ. I know there are so many doors yet to be opened and walked through, so we covet all of your prayers as we go on this journey. Please pray that we would be living out 1 Corinthians 9:23, and that we could truly say, "I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it."

This has been my memory verse this week, as I was feeling discouraged that I haven't had many opportunities to share my faith lately. I spend my days with the boys, and don't get much adult interaction. As an answer to prayer, Monday I was able to walk through the gospel with a young couple at the park while Elijah played with their son. Please pray that Nick and Hillary would come to church this Sunday.

I'll try to keep this blog updated with our progress in going overseas. We are still in the paperwork stage of applying with TEAM, and we're excited to be going to Tenerife this summer to check things out.

On the home front, here are some pictures of the boys from the last couple of days. I've half-heartedly begun potty training Elijah... we'll see how that goes. Levi has been rolling around and getting his knees under himself in an effort to scoot around.


Alan, Marci, and Maya said...

You guys are in our prayers...we just wish Tenerife was closer to us! :)

Hey, that first pictures looks so much like Elijah I think. Don't you?

Talk to you soon!

Belch Family said...

Elijah is getting so big! I can't believe Levi is already rolling over. It goes by so fast!
We are excited for you guys about the Canary Islands. We can't imagine a couple better equipped for the task of serving over there. We are praying for you guys.

Brett Lizzi and Ethan said...

Got your newsletter: ) Darling family picture! God is doing big things and it will be really exciting to see His plans unfold. Love ya, Lizzi