Thursday, May 31, 2012

Road to Russia Update # 2

April & May Update:

Miles: 7,648
# Churches Visited: 14
Total Support: 18%

   It's hard to believe tomorrow starts the month of June! The Lord has truly been good to us as we have been on the deputation road for the past eight weeks. Every church we have been in has been a huge blessing to us. The Lord has blessed us with five churches committing to take us on for support! There are a few churches who have taken us on but we are not sure of the amount yet to calculate into our percentage. We are excited at the faith of these churches to get behind us as we strive to be in Russia by fall of 2013.

  This month on the fifteenth we happily celebrated our two year anniversary of marriage. God has truly blessed us beyond our expectations and dreams. We would have never guessed that two years ago when we said our "I do's" we would be on our way to Russia as missionaries! And as many of you know, we are expecting our first child the end of October. We are very excited to find out if it's a boy or girl tomorrow morning. Living by faith is the most exciting journey anyone could live and we are happy to be living it!

David, Charity, Anna, Gracie, Jon & Davey (This was Jon's 6th brithday!)
Charity and Ambe
 Life on the road has treated us well. We have been in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Kansas thus far. It has been nice to visit family while we have been traveling. My brother and his family have been sweet enough to have us in their home for the past two weeks. We will miss spending time with them and their cute kids; but are looking forward to spending time next week with my oldest sister and her family! Who said deputation couldn't be fun?! It has been wonderful to be with family and we cherish every moment! (We know there will come a day when we will be separated by many miles for a season.)

Prayer Requests:

* Safety as we travel and for the pregnancy
* To fill up some meetings in the end of June and beginning of July

  We are looking forward to heading to Missouri this Saturday then off to Indiana! We will continue to be in the midwest region throughout the summer and look forward to all the Lord will continue to do. Thank you for the prayers- we covet each one! And we will keep you posted as we travel on our road to Russia!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

An extra special blessing!

We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child! To read about our first doctor's appointment click on the link below. We are so blessed to be expecting! God has been so good to us!