I'm so sorry that I have not kept you updated on life here in Texas. I feel like life has picked up so much since the last I wrote a post and I will explain and little later.
So, since its been so long and i've got so much to catch you up i will just give you the short version of everything.
Well as many of you know Jordan and I were a part of SEND ministries for a time but upon moving here we felt the Spirit leading us step away from this ministry given the circumstances of us moving to texas. However, God had a bigger plan! THe desire again for the nations slowly birthed again a few months later. In short, the ministry has moved here to Decatur, Texas and Jordan is now the co-director of the ministry....along with Beto and Ashely....yes they have moved here too! They are serving as the co-directors and also staff here at Central Fellowship. We are so blessed to have them here, and it truly is amazing to serve alongside an amazing couple! Not only have they come, but Alaina Henderson will also be coming to serve with both SEND and Central Fellowship! She will be our in house missionary! Please pray for their transition here in Texas! There are some exciting things on the horizon for S.E.N.D i hope that you join in prayer about the next step God is leading us to make.
P.S we even have an office!!
About two weeks ago Danny and Michelle (the founders of the ministry) came to visit for the weekend. There are some photos on Facebook of our weekend together! It was a lot of fun and so refreshing to see familiar faces!
THe following week we took our youth group to turner falls! It truly was a sweet time getting to know some of the kids and it was def. a sweet time in the wilderness with Jesus. We went through different situations where people in the bible encountered God in the wilderness.. We even put them on a two hour solo in the wilderness! Most of them encountered some kind of creature (i.e.snakes) but it was really cool to see the change in their hearts after all was said and done. We are already looking forward to our trip next year!
Speaking of the youth group, God has been really growing the kids in our youth! Its been sweet to see the process taking place since we first arrived here in Decatur. There are 5 graduated seniors that are going out on the field this year! 4 to Indonesia for a 3 week trip, and 1 to Nigeria for a 5-month trip. Please keep them in your prayers! We are so looking forward to seeing God radically transform their lives!
The weekend after my parents came to visit. We went to a wedding for my cousin, it was so much fun to see all my family that I haven't seen in so long. I almost didn't recognize some of my cousins because of how much they've grown up!
This next week we will be california! We are taking a little vacation to relax and refresh! So, all you HD people I would love to meet up with you one day (you know who you are!)
We have broke ground (or really walls) for the Attic! We are so excited that this process has finally begun! We are so excited and eager for this project to be up and running! (We had some of the kids from the college small group help us out...they're really great workers!)
Well that's all for now! I will be more diligent to keep you posted! including pictures too!
Here are some prayer requests for both SEND and Central Fellowship
-The transition for Ministry from California to Texas (including all the finical and legal stuff as well)
-The transition for Ashely and Beto and Alaina Henderson into SEND and Central fellowship (opportunities for them to share their gift of worship with the church here)
-The teams going to Indonesia and Nigeria this year (Funds esp!)
-Please pray that God provides for a small group coordinator for our church. Small groups are really struggling right now but we believe God wants to use them to reach out and grow believers!
-The youth group-Consistancy for the youth, as well as continued vision and guidance for this ministry (and for my husband as he heading this up)
-We are praying about starting a young adults service on saturday or sunday night! Please pray for guidance about this, and really pray for God's will concerning this vision!