The title of this entry basically sums up our life these past couple months because I’ve traveled on all of the above as I’ve gone from VA to GA to SC, back to VA, to Spain and back to GA, and now in VA again. Did you follow that?!? I know it’s been a while since we updated our blog, but it’s not due to lack of activity here, just that we have been busy and progress is being made! We’ve attended missions conferences, spoken with churches and community groups, moved to a new city, spent 10 days in Spain . . . just to name a few things! The cool thing is that God continues to work and we are excited to know that we will soon be serving Him in Spain! Here’s a quick review of what’s going on with us:
Since we sold our house last year it was only a matter of time before we had to leave Lynchburg, VA after living there for 8 years. It was a strange feeling! At the end of March we packed up the temporary home where we were staying, loaded the moving van, and headed for our new temporary home in Athens, GA. We have had so many friends and family help us with the move—from helping pack and clean, loading boxes, watching kids, driving the moving van, etc.. we couldn’t have done this alone! Thank you all! Although we will miss Lynchburg, we’re looking forward to the months ahead reconnecting with old friends in GA (and possibly going to a UGA football game in the fall).
A new location
We’ve also seen the Lord working in our lives lately as He has closed doors in some areas and opened doors to new opportunities. While he continues to call us to Spain to work with church planting, God is redirecting us to serve Him in another part of the country. We look forward to seeing what God has in store for us! The need for the gospel is great in Spain, and there are many places that need missionaries to help start gospel-preaching churches. Stay tuned for the details—we should know our new location in a couple weeks!
A trip to Spain
I recently took a 10 day vision trip to Spain to visit mission teams in both Granada and Barcelona. The toughest part of the trip was leaving Rachael and the kids behind in GA just 3 days after we moved! It was a great trip though, and I was so encouraged to see that God is at work growing His family as Christians share the gospel and plant churches that preach His word. We are so blessed to be a part of that! We are also excited that with any of the teams we are considering, our budget will be lower, so we will be much closer to reaching our support needs and will be able to leave for Spain soon, Lord willing.
It’s a boy!
The title says it all! Baby and mother are both doing well, and we look forward to a July delivery in GA. Thank you for your continued prayers for our family and please keep them up! Please pray specifically for a healthy baby, for Rachael during the pregnancy, and for our family as we prepare for this new addition.
Missions to Spain fund raiser:
Tomorrow night (Monday, April 22) some friends from church are doing an open house/Tapas night to help support missions in Spain—if you are in the Lynchburg area, please come join us! There will be some snacks, a time of fellowship and prayer, and a chance for us to share about what God is doing in our lives and in Spain. Any support given on that night will be matched up to $5,000!! Wow! If you can’t make it to the open house Monday and would still like to send in support and have your donation matched, please contact us at email@example.com or call/text us at (434) 229-5260 and we will let you know how to do that. Please pray for the Lord to use this night for His glory and to give people a burden for seeing the people of Spain come to know Him.
Thank you all so much for your support and prayers. We are so blessed by your friendship and encouragement and will try to update again soon.
P.S. Below are some more pics from the past few months.