I can't believe I haven't written anything in a whole week! You must be hanging on the edge of your seat, waiting with eager ears, to hear what has happened in the past seven days! Well, not much. We've been working hard on the support raising end; we're making some headway, but it's been slow going the last week. We're currently at 15.5% so it's still climbing, which is definitely a good thing, but I think we both wish it would go a little faster.
We're learning to rely on God and be patient to wait for His timing in this process, but sometimes it's pretty hard. We're also learning to celebrate the small victories and achievements, otherwise we'd probably go crazy! Each day brings new mercies and blessings, and it's been so wonderful getting to meet so many individuals.
This is a sunrise photo looking towards the Cascade Range on a clear Pacific Northwest morning. Every Friday I get to wake up before the sun and go to a men's small group--we're going through a curriculum called Men's Fraternity. I've actually been through the course before back in Spokane, and I got to lead the session yesterday.
Other than that, we're waiting to hear back from several different churches to see if they'd like to become part of Team Konop. We are also starting to prepare for our trip to Ohio and Maryland. From here on out, it's going to be a whirlwind around the country, and hopefully by the time we land back in Vancouver, we'll have completed our team and will be ready to go through more training at MAF, and then attend language school next summer...and then fly to Africa.
Life sure doesn't slow down!