Archive for September, 2008

We are in a house

September 26, 2008 10:37 pm

Thank you for praying, we finally got into a house this week.

After we bought the car we headed to a supporting church in North Carolina. It is a church that has supported us for several years. The church called a new pastor since we were last there and we instantly fell in love with him and his family. It was a blessing to spend several days at the church getting to know the members better and getting to meet the new pastor.

On the last day there I was privileged to preach the Sunday morning service. There were two young men who indicated a need for salvation. I was able to take one with me and another missionary talked with the other boy. We were able to lead the 11 and 13 year old boys to the Lord.

We got back to Florida and continued the house searching. We finally made a decision on a house on Friday, but it has taken almost a week to get all the paperwork done. We started moving in on Thursday of this week. It is sufficiently large to meet our needs and comfortable enough to provide us relaxation when we are home.

Thank you again for praying.

We got our car

September 10, 2008 11:04 pm

Thank you for praying. We were able to purchase the exact vehicle we were looking for. It is a silver 2003 Honda Odyssey.

Typical of missionary life, we bought it while on a trip. So our current truck, 1990 Suburban, is sitting in a church parking lot outside of Atlanta waiting until we drive back through that area so we can pick it up and take it back to Florida.

We will be back in the hunt for a house by the middle of next week.

2003 Honda Odyssey

House and car hunting

September 9, 2008 9:28 pm

We spent 8 days in Pensacola (our home base) looking for a house and a car. The house is to rent for the year and the car is to buy. We stayed with David’s parents during that time of searching. Neither a house nor a vehicle presented itself before we had to leave on our first furlough trip.

Currently we are just outside of Atlanta headed to North Carolina for a mission conference in a supporting church. It has been humorous today trying to remember everything that we need to pack for a conference. I am sure we have forgotten something, but there is always a Wal Mart nearby.

Pray with us about finding a house to move to when we get back home. We are also looking for a car. We have hopes of finding the right one on this trip. We have some leads and options, but have not gotten peace about any of them so far. We know the Lord will lead and give us clear direction.

Home for furlough

September 1, 2008 7:16 am

We arrived in Pensacola, Florida several hours later than planned. We got stuck in evacuation traffic out of Louisiana. Other than that our trip went very well. We had no vehicle problems and only had to unload our truck and trailer once for inspection. In Mexico we have military check points on all the highways and have to stop several times each day for potential random inspections. But our one thorough inspection came at US Customs.

We will be in Pensacola over the next two weeks looking for a place to rent for the year and getting settled in. Then we start traveling in meetings about the middle of September.

We appreciate your prayers.