Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Portugal is getting Closer!

We are truly enjoying the beauties of autumn.  The girls love apple picking and the trips to the pumpkin patch.  Then of course there's the joy of looking forward to getting together with family for the holidays!

We would like to humbly thank you all for both your love and prayer.  Over these past number of months we have been overwhelmed with the support you have shown us as we seek to follow God's will for our lives.

Things continue to move forward!  Our goal to leave last month of course has passed, so we are asking the Lord to give us clarity on selecting a new target date.  Our current support level, combined with teaching English in Portugal, brings us very close to what we need to live overseas.  We ask for prayer as we juggle the anxiousness to go versus making an informed, prayerful decision.

Here are our upcoming plans: On the 21st of this month we will be giving a ministry presentation to several families at our local church.  On November the 2nd I will be traveling to Canada to visit my grandparents, and Lord-willing share with other family members at that time.  We will be spending Christmas in Connecticut with my parents, with the added blessing of spending time with the wonderful supporters of North Haven Bible Church.  We are also praying about the possibility of me going to Portugal in January 2012 to meet with several TEFL schools, with the goal of securing the necessary employment.   

Our desire and prayer is that the Lord will use us as a tool to share Christ with the Portuguese people.  Will you prayerfully consider financially supporting our family as we move closer to this goal?  Thank you so much for your love and support!

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