Sunday, October 21, 2007

FCA Convention 2007

We spent much of last week in Regina at the annual FCA Convention. We went with hopes of meeting many of the pastors and making connections to help us with booking deputations. It went really well and we left feeling encouraged. Not only were we able to make a lot of good connections, but we were able to spend time with SAMM board members and SAMM missionaries Earl and Ruth! It was encouraging to spend time with them and get more info about how everything is going to work when we head down to Brazil for language training before heading to Mozambique. Several pastors have asked us to come to their churches to do presentations so all in all it was a good week.
Also adding to the goodness of my week was the side trip we took to Roleau SK. Otherwise known as Dog River, the home of Corner Gas. Needless to say i was a little excited- its one of my favorite shows on TV- if you havent seen it- its hilarious, a wonderful portrayal of small town prairie life! It was cool to see the elevator, police station, Corner Gas, etc. Rick wasnt nearly as impressed as I was, but oh well.
We were also blessed to spend time with family this past week at a family birthday party- this is me and my little sister in law and my niece!
Rick has spent a lot of time recently hunting both with family and alone- hes taking all the time he can get this year, as it will be his last opportunity for several years. This is Rick with the elk he shot with bow this year- Praise the Lord, we have meat for the next year!!! God is Good. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue with our deputation and meet with pastors etc. God Bless!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

An encouraging week!

This week has been a great week for Rick and I- we have been encouraged in many different ways, and have felt a real sense of God confirming His call in our lives. We have had several responses to our newsletters. And were also able to network with quite a few people as we spent most of tuesday meeting with business's and people from our community, just sharing our hearts and our passion for this mission. So far we have about 1/6th of our monthly support raised- so we still have quite a ways to go, but we know God is able! We have been able to pay off some of our debt as well, so we see God working there too. Next week we are going to the FCA convention in Regina, and hope to be able to meet with many pastors there, and hopefully book some sundays to do deputation. Anyhow- just a brief update today, Im gonna try and get some pictures on here again soon. Thats all for now!