Monday, February 13, 2012

Recapping Our Trip to New York, Future Travel

We have returned from our recent trip to New York, and we are invigorated by the blessings the Lord has brought our way!  His provision is so evident as He prepares awesome opportunities, and by how He keeps us safe as we travel and share God's calling for our family.

We once again were blessed as we shared more detail and updated friends and family at Calvary Bible Church in Wevertown, NY.  Praise the Lord a few more families joined in monthly support!  We were so encouraged by the time of fellowship with the church family!  For the first time, Anadia and Cora shared some Portuguese they have learned in front of the congregation.  They were so beautiful and brave! 

The following day I had the privilege of meeting with missions committee members of a dear church in Syracuse, NY.  It was a joy for me as I shared with them God's calling for our family to serve in Portugal.  It was a tremendous blessing as I was able to fellowship with men and women there who are very special to our family!

The next Sunday we were graciously given the opportunity to share at Thurman Baptist, a church just a few miles from Wevertown.  Caryne and I shared our call to Portugal during the Sunday school hour, and we were also able address the congregation during the morning service.  The Lord truly blessed our time there.  We felt very welcomed, and we enjoyed the fellowship with the church body.  We look forward to spending time with that church in the future!

Praise the Lord He has brought us safely back to Virginia.  We will now embark on preparing for our move to Portugal in May.  We would appreciate your prayers as we tackle all that goes in to such a big change!

We also are looking forward to several more speaking opportunities in the next number of weeks.  Lord willing we will share at churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire between now and the end of April.  Please pray for safety in travel, and that our time with these churches will be fruitful.

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