Friday, July 26, 2013

Trip to Oregon

We just got back from spending a fun week in Oregon seeing family and friends. Here are a few highlights:

It was great to catch up with some good friends/roommates from college. A big thanks to them for their hospitality!
We spent several days with my dad's family... but, sadly, I was too busy talking and laughing to remember to take pictures until it was too late! I always enjoy seeing my uncles, aunts, and cousins, and this time it was special that Fernando could meet them. I am very grateful for all they did to make us feel at home, and for all of the fun conversations we shared. I already miss them! Here's a picture of Fernando with the newest member of the family:

From there we visited good friends who also continually bless us and those we work with in Honduras through their prayer and generosity. We enjoyed fishing with them on a lake, as well as sharing about what is going on in our lives.

We also had lunch with one of my mom's college friends and her husband. Not only was it good to see them, but it was special because God used her life to lead my mom to Christ.

Before returning to Washington, we enjoyed some time at the Oregon coast so Fernando could see the Pacific Ocean. You might notice we are more accustomed to the warm, breezy Caribbean, and not the cold, windy Northwest coast! But, we still had a great time.

We thank God for safe travels, good health, and the family and friends He has given us, who have encouraged us and are such an important part of our lives and ministry.

As we gear up for a busy month of August, with a full schedule of meeting with friends and supporters, we invite you to pray that:
  • We would walk closely with the Spirit and keep our eyes on Jesus in the midst of busyness.
  • God would use us to encourage everyone we spend time with.
  • God would prepare opportunities for us to share about how others can be involved in helping Garifuna pastors receive adequate ministry preparation and supporting the growth of the Garifuna church.
  • The Holy Spirit would clearly lead those He calls to partner with us, and that God would richly bless them.
Thank you for your prayers, care for our lives, and support for our brothers and sisters in Honduras!

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