Thursday, June 26, 2008

And we're off!!!

It's thursday night, we've been going non-stop for quite a while now but it's gonna slow down soon. Tomorrow I go to work while Erin packs the suitcases and the car... Our great friends, Chey (shy) and Bugs, are watching the kids for a while... when I get off at 3:30 I will rush home to find my family strapped in the car, already singing songs, and we will be out of the driveway by 4:00!! 
    Ok maybe not, but Erin is packing, the kids are being watched and we are leaving as soon as we can after I get off work. hopefully by 4:00. We're going to Colorado to MTI (missionary Training International) where we will be until July 20th. We are praying that it is a relaxing trip and that God will refresh and prepare us for our departure to Costa Rica in august. It's all but official... I mean... it's official we just haven't booked our plane tickets yet. But that's in the works. 
    GOD IS GOOD. I never want to be caught asking "if God will" again. I only want to ask When and How will He do it? He has set it up so that we can fully depend on him. He designed it to be that way. To say If God will, when talking about His provision, must be out of a wrong perspective. He will always provide.... Maybe not how or when we want but He will always do it. He is continually showing us that. Oh God forgive us of our unbelief... Anyways.... these are the ramblings of a man who is falling deeper and deeper in love with the most high God who has loved me longer than I could ever comprehend. 
     So we're off... We'll be back for a month... God is good.... That's the summary. More to come soon!!!
May Jesus bless each of you,

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A decision has been made!

Well it has been a difficult road for us. This fundraising adventure we took on has been full of ups and downs, and ultimately, stays and goes. We have finally come to a decision though. We are going. Although it's still not 100%, I would say its close to 80% sure. We have decided that we are going to leave the USA on a partial budget. We are currently at about $2,000 a month if everyone who has told us they will give begins in August. That means we are about $1,600 short monthly. However... We Have been informed that some other missionaries in Costa Rica are living on far less than $3,600 monthly. We have again looked at our budget and it is indeed what we need if we are seeking legal residency. So basically we will need to continue fundraising until we get to our goal. The new development that I want to tell you all about is this... While we are in language school we will be on student visas... That allows us to be there without the government required budget. So if we can get to between $2,200 & $2,500 we will go in august!!! I am very confident that we can reach our goal and leave as we first intended!! This development has created a lot of excitement in our house and we have begun selling and packing all of our belongings. Please pray with us that this last little bit will come in soon and that God will continue to prepare us to leave and start a new life in Costa Rica. If you want to be a part of what God is doing in our lives and through us in Costa Rica, go to and click on the DONATE tab. I recommend that all of our supporters look at the EFT option. (Electronic Funds Transfer) This is an easy way to ensure that you are always a part of what's going on.
Thanks for reading and Jesus Bless You,