31 March 2010

Moving Along

Beautiful Landscapes Along the WayFrom northern California I left for Jackson, WY. On the way, I had a great opportunity to visit Matt Ortega, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church near Salt Lake City, UT. I also added Idaho to the list of states that I've been able to visit during deputation; it took me a couple of hours to cut across the very southeastern corner of the state.

It will be a long time before I forget the fraternity of spirit I enjoyed with the Edmondsons in Jackson. I was able to present our ministry to their church, Community Bible, and take part in their Sunday evening Bible study. Robin and Lola, the Edmondson KidsI came out of the weekend deeply refreshed and challenged in my zeal to know Christ and wishing for more time to get to know this couple and the church.

Since then I've been working on a few projects that had been waiting for a break in scheduled meetings. I moved loads of stuff from where we were staying in Albuquerque to storage and to where we are now staying in El Paso. (Please email me if you need a US mail address update.) Among the other things that came down with me, Jonas's crib has finally come into use. The ChoobOver the last week or two, we have also been getting to know some new friends at Grace Bible Fellowship here in El Paso. We hope to get involved frequently at this church when we are not in meetings elsewhere.

We're so thankful for the way God has used his people to strengthen our faith and provide for our needs. We're also thankful that he has allowed us to recover from a recent round of the stomach bug. I think we all got it, but as of yesterday all of us are healthy again. Please pray that God would continue to use meetings for the mutual encouragement of his people's faith. Pray that time spent presenting the work and cultivating relationships would result in long-lasting partnerships that move us along to Kenya quickly.

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