Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Learning to wait and leaning on Him

I realize that it has been two months since I last up-dated this. We have came to the end of the time to live in the Nehemiah House here in Gas City, IN. We are very thankful for the huge blessing it has been and really appreciate Victory Acres for renting it to us. We have enjoyed attending Community Bible Methodist and making and strengthening wonderful friendships here. Living here has truly been a positive experience for our family and we have made lasting memories!
  We really need your prayers as we are praying and trying to figure out what and where God wants us. After much discussion and prayer, we have came to the conclusion that we really need to put our children in a good, Christian school. We have had 2 very unstable years of homeschooling with all the travel, sickness and moving around that we feel they need a stable school environment. Unfortunately, there is no school here that we are interested in sending our kids. We have also decided that after being blessed to spend a wonderful week at Heartland Bible Methodist camp, where I grew up, that we want to keep our family in the Bible Methodist connection. We love the Bible Methodist and feel at home with the people and churches and we want our children to stay in this wonderful circle of influence. We also would really like to stay in ministry. To know that we are helping in some way to teach, love and mentor people for God's Kingdom is our goal.
  We have looked for housing around here and have ran into a few problems. First of all, even though we are virtually debt free, because we have been out of the country and have only had a steady job for 6 months, our credit is too low to get financing on anything. We were blessed to go to Florida and pick up the rest of our household things that have been in storage for over a yr., but the trip took everything we had financially and we do not have a nest egg to use for renting a house as most people require a deposit. We have come to the conclusion that we need a job that furnishes a house and schooling for our kids, so we have looked for and applied for jobs as maintenance/groundskeeper and are waiting to hear back from a few of them.
  At this point, we are planning on moving out this weekend, renting a storage unit and living in our camper. We truly feel God has a plan and ultimately we want it to be HIS plan and not ours. So we will continue to wait and trust in Him and His timing. When we were in Haiti, we were so happy and at peace because we KNEW it was where He wanted us, even though the living conditions were less than ideal and everything was different and new to us. We desire to have and feel that same peace again as we pray for His direction. A dear pastor of ours once told us that when you are waiting on God, that you are in the center of His will at that time for your life. This thought and God's amazing strength and grace keeps us sane! So that is what is going on with us. Thank-you for your prayers!

Our camper that we are thankful we have!

Abigail turned 10 on May 24th so we now have 3 kiddos in the double digits! We had a fun, little party for her with a Tangled party theme. I made her a cake with a tower on it with Rapunzel's hair hanging out of it. She loved it!


1 comment:

  1. praying for you all during this season of your life. God's blessings on you all as you wait for His direction! Margaret G.