Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you!  We have been so blessed through your interest in our family and in what the Lord is doing in Portugal.

We, like most families, absolutely love this time of year!  The girls enjoyed going out and cutting our own tree, and the excitement continues to build as we will be joining family in Connecticut for Christmas and New Years.  The anticipation in our house is also growing as we get closer to our move overseas.

While in Connecticut we will have the privilege of spending some time with dear supporters at North Haven Bible Church. They have been an awesome encouragement to us, and we look forward to seeing them.  At the end of January, Lord-willing, we will travel back north to New York and visit Caryne's father's church in Wevertown, as well as present our ministry to a church in Syracuse.  Please keep us in your prayers as we travel up and down the east coast.

Things are progressing well towards our planned departure in May 2012.  Please be in prayer as we wait on one final piece of paperwork before we can officially apply for work visas.  Once that happens, it is just a matter of praying and trusting that the visas will be approved and delivered in a timely manner.  All in God's timing!

We continue to ask the Lord to provide between $8-$10,000 for start-up costs once we arrive in Portugal.  This amount will be for things like apartment deposit, furniture, appliances, etc.  Will you prayerfully consider a one-time gift towards this need?  If you would like to give monthly, we are currently at 60% of our goal of $2,000 a month.  The information you need is below.

Thank you again for your support and prayer.  It is really a tremendous joy as we praise the Lord for bringing all of you alongside us in our love for Portugal.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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