Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We're Ready!

We are so excited for what lies ahead!  After much prayer and discussion, we believe the Lord will get us to Portugal by May 2012!  There are many things to be tied up between now and then, and we are thankful that the Lord has all these details in His hands. 

Specific Prayer Request in Anticipation of May 2012

There are a number of specific things that you can be in prayer for. 

v     We are asking the Lord to provide startup funds for these things: visas, plane tickets, an apartment deposit, furniture, appliances etc. 
v     That the paperwork we are sending off to obtain visas would be correct and that the visas will arrive in a timely manner.
v     We are praying that the rest of our monthly support would come before we leave. 
v     Praise the Lord our car has already sold!  We will not be taking many belongings with us, so pray that we can sell the large items that are currently in our home. 

Thank you so much for your prayers!

Update on Pastor Figueira

You can also be in prayer for Pastor Antonio Figueira.  He is a man being mightily used of God to reach Portuguese-speaking people in many parts of the world.  Pastor Figueira recently returned from Mozambique, where he continues to equip pastors there with tools to train up new leaders within their local congregations.  These leaders in turn are used of God to further the Gospel by the expansion of churches.  He was also an instructor at the recent BILD Summit in Ames, Iowa.  His church in Porto continues to be a shining light, and we look forward to joining them next May.  We pray continually that the Lord will sustain him spiritually, mentally and physically.  

Our Family

Anadia, Cora, and Isabel are becoming more and more beautiful every day!  Anadia and Cora continue in ballet on Mondays, and the other days are filled with many opportunities to learn and grow.  Caryne and I are well, truly enjoying our wonderful blessings at home.  Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit my grandparents in Canada.  I had not seen them in many years, and the Lord gave us a very special time together. 

Going Forward
We again thank you for your continued prayer; it has become so evident in our lives in each step we take.  We are asking the Lord to provide between $8,000-$10,000 for our startup costs.  Would you consider a one-time gift toward this need?  If you would like to support us monthly we are currently at 60% of our goal of $2000 a month.  The information you need is below. 

We have felt the Lord lighting in us a passion to step out in faith!  We rest in the knowledge that He takes care of our every need.  We are so privileged to have you along on this journey!

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