Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Update

Lots of great things going on!  This coming weekend will be the final two days of the TEFL course that I have been taking.  The course has been very informative and well worth the while.  I will be teaching a lesson this weekend as part of my practicum/final exam, so you can pray that I finish well!

The baby is beginning to kick inside Caryne's belly, a wonderful reminder/reality check that a new addition to the family is coming!

Pastor Antonio will be traveling to the US next week to eventually meet up with me to head to the BILD Summit in Iowa.  Please be in prayer for him, as he will embark on a whirlwind journey to meet with great friends and ministry partners in PA, NJ, VA, DC, IA, and MN.  I am truly looking forward to our time in Iowa to meet with folks from all over the world and to beginning learning the discipleship curriculum that people at BILD have written.  Please pray for travel safety and for our time there to be fruitful.

Finally, Caryne and I have decided to take a week-long trip to northern Portugal in January of 2011.  We feel the Lord has led us to go there and spend time with Pastor Antonio and his family, as well as with the church family.  This will give Caryne an opportunity to get to know the area, look for possible places to live, spend time with Pastor Antonio's wife Ana, and participate in small groups and church services.  We will also Lord-willing be setting up meetings that week with schools in the area to discuss possible employment in teaching English.  We will be leaving our two precious girls behind with my parents in Connecticut.  This will be the first time we have done something like that, so please pray that the Lord will grant us strength to handle it!

The Lord has already provided $1200 for this trip.  At this point we need about $500 more to cover the rest of the expenses for the journey.  Would you prayerfully consider being part of the financial team to help reach the $500 goal?  The information for sending finances is below.  We thank you so much for being a part of this ministry and for all your prayers! 

Talk to you soon!

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Ames IA 50014-8417

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