Monday, April 20, 2009

Our last week....

We have been extremely busy over the past week and a half, and have not had good access to the internet. That is why I have not posted in a while. Last week, we went to Brewton, Alabama to visit Charlotte's parents. We also had several speaking engagements while we were in South Alabama. Charlotte spoke to a WMU group at First Baptist Atmore (AL); we both spoke at First Baptist Brewton on Wednesday; and I preached at First Baptist Elba (AL) yesterday morning and Westside Baptist Church in Elba last night. It was great to get to share with so many people about what God is doing in our lives, and to share of our passion to see a lost world won for Christ.

During the time we were gone, we also got to have somewhat of a "mini family reunion" with many of Charlotte's aunts, uncles and cousins in Destin, Florida. Preston met many "new" cousins that day and had a great time playing all day! We all enjoyed catching up and spending time with them.

This week will be a week of goodbyes and packing as we prepare to leave the USA just one week from today - April 27th. Please keep us in your prayers this week. Pray that God will continue to give us a "peace that passes understanding."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Having a good week...

This past Sunday, I preached at the Hispanic Church of Olive Springs Baptist Church. It was a great day of worship. The Holy Spirit was working, as many responded to be witnesses wherever God leads. I preached through an interpreter this time, but assured them when I come back from Costa Rica I will preach in Spanish! I pray that God will make this a reality!

We are now in White House, TN visiting my parents. We have had a nice, relaxing time here. John Robert will be sharing with the youth tonight about his calling and charging them to be witnesses wherever they are.

We will return to Marietta tomorrow and will be involved with Olive Springs Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. This is a great outreach to the Hispanic community around the church.

This is a week to remember Christ's death, burial and RESURRECTION as we prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday morning!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Countdown is on...

We are now in Marietta, GA. We are staying in a mission home owned by First Baptist Marietta. It is truly a blessing to have this home to stay in over the next few weeks. During this time, we will have this as our home base, but will be traveling to visit both of our families who live in Tennessee and Alabama. We will leave for Costa Rica from Atlanta with five other families on April 27th.

This past Sunday, we went to Olive Springs Baptist Church here in Marietta where I pastored from 2002 through 2006. I preached and they had a special commissioning service for us. It was a special day for our whole family. We saw many people who mean so much to us. During the next few weeks, we will be worshipping with them and helping out where we can.

We are also taking inventory of what we have and what we need for Costa Rica. That's another thing we will be doing over the next few weeks - shopping! We are having to anticipate how much the kids will grow over the next year so that we can purchase the clothing they will need.

Today is April 1st. March was a month of birthdays! Christian turned 11 and John Robert turned 15. It's great to see God working in their lives. Not only are they growing in age, but they are growing spiritually. It's been exciting to see this process! Preston is also learning a lot about serving the Lord, and what it means to be a Christian and a Missionary.