Monday, October 20, 2008

Dutch America

We got back late last night from our trip to Lynden, Washington, and we're beat! We had several meetings with individuals and a church to speak at all in a few days. So, we were running around like crazy visiting people and speaking and sharing our new ministry with lots and lots of people. On the way home, our trusty vehicle reached 180,000 miles--and it's still ticking! Our other car has over 260,000 miles on it, but that's a different story. All in all, things went really well and we have been encouraged. In fact, we may take another trip up to that area because it was so beneficial for us. We spent one evening carving pumpkins with Joy's brother and sister-in-law. Their kids love horses so we decided to try and carve out horses--they didn't turn out half bad, although I accidently chopped off our horse's neck. We performed a little "surgery" and things were back to normal in no time!

We were even blessed with good weather while we were there. I think that was the first time I drove through Seattle without it raining!

On Thursday we fly out to Ohio and then drive to Maryland from there. We'll be on the east coast for six weeks, until we fly back here to Vancouver. After we get back here, we'll be driving down to Southern California. It's looking like we'll have to wait until April to finish up the rest of our training. We were really hoping to start that training in February, but I just don't think we're going to be able to raise all our funds in that amount of time. That's OK though, we realize God's timing in the process, and we've learned that God knows best!
We're a little over 20% at this point, and we're still going strong. Pray that we'll remain healthy and have a safe trip to Ohio and Maryland later this week. Pray for all of our upcoming meetings speaking engagements, and conferences.

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