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.

1 comment:

J.J. said...

Hey everyone!
Just wanted to say Hey and let you know we are praying for you all!We are very excited for you! :) It wont be long before you are actually getting to do what you have prepared so well for! Yeah!! I know yall are going to be a great missionary family!! If there is ever anything you need or something we can help with always know we are here! We love yall and will keep your in our prayers constantly!

Danny, J.J., Justin, Hayley and Matthew :)