PS 34:3

Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! ~Psalm 34:3

Monday, June 28, 2010

Myrtle Grove Baptist & Alaska Update

About two weeks ago, we got an exciting call from a church in NC where Andrew's cousin goes. They said that each year they sponsor a missionary couple for their VBS, and this year they wanted to support us. WOW! We were completely amazed at this incredible opportunity to connect with another church so early in our support raising process. It was a total surprise to us! It was also complete affirmation that this is indeed, exactly where God wants us to be. So, last Thursday and Friday Andrew and I flew up (in the Cessna 150) to Wilmington, NC to Myrtle Grove Baptist Church. The entire church was so welcoming! The children have a competition throughout the week to see who can raise more money: the girls vs. the boys. (This year the boys won.) These 150 children raised $1700 for our missions journey!! We were absolutely amazed and humbled at the same time!! Praise God for such an awesome opportunity to share about what He's doing in Haiti and Alaska.

We are still planning on going up to Alaska from July 9-24 to help out with a camp for the kids at an abandoned gold mine. We are hoping to take the first day there to enjoy God's creation as a couple- as it will be our 1 year anniversary. The next day, we're hoping to talk to the missionaries up there (Dwayne & Carolyn King) and tour around to get an idea for what we might be doing, if that's where God is calling us for full time ministry. Then on Monday (we think) we leave to pick up the kids for camp. We fly into their villages and pick them up and bring them to the gold mine. While the kids are at camp, we are able to teach the Word, sing His praises, hike in His beautiful creation and have lots of fun. At the end of the week- we bring those kids back and pick up some older kids from those same villages for their week at camp. We are planning on flying back late on Saturday night (7/24).

Prayer requests:
- Please pray for a safe flight there and back
- Pray for safe flights while we're up there flying in the mountains of Alaska
- Pray that the forest fires (which are common in the summer) won't produce so much smoke that it delays the flights to and from camp.
- Pray for God to clearly show us His will for where He wants us to be full-time
- Pray that these kids would see Christ through us and as we teach them the Word, it would really impact and change their lives.
- Pray that the children will be bold to bring the Gospel back to their families in the villages (where there are very few churches- if any).

Thank you so much for all your prayer support!!