Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yard Sale

We had a yard sale on Saturday to help raise money for the ministry.  Who decided to do this on the hottest day of the year?!  While it was extremely hot, the yard sale was very successful.  Thanks to all of you who donated and came to help.  We were able to sell quite a bit, but we have received so many donations that we still have items to sell and plan to have another yard sale in the near future.  Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Week of Prayer & Fasting

Thank you to all of you who participated in prayer & fasting for this ministry. We saw God move and know He did even more than what we can see. A large part of what we felt God do in our lives was simply taking time to be quiet and listen to Him without all of the distractions of life. To that end, we were able to start the week in the mountains and end it housesitting for some friends.

We have a vision of taking the city of Cuenca for God, and He spoke Proverbs 16:32 to us, "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city." May we never forget that our responsibility to honor God in our own lives & in our character is more important than anything we "do for God". It was truly a blessed week.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fundraising Update

These past two months we have been able to focus much more on fundraising. We have visited several churches to share the vision God has given us and to encourage the people. We still have a ways to go in fundraising, but we have seen God move in wonderful ways in our visits with other pastors and churches. Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we know the devil will try harder and harder to discourage us as we come closer and closer to leaving for Ecuador.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Foursquare Convention

How can we possibly describe everything that happened this past week at the Foursquare Convention in Anaheim, CA? Perhaps in a book!? God blessed us time and again as we found ourselves in His place and at His time. We connected and reconnected with many pastors who have been or will be part of our spiritual and financial support.

However, the biggest thing that took place was undoubtedly our connection with the two Pastors who came from Quito, Ecuador, Alejandro Visuete (also a member of the board of the Ecuadorean Foursquare Church) and Edisson Valle. God moved so powerfully as we were immediately knit together as family and had the opportunity to pray together for the move of God that we all desire to see in Ecuador. Their recommendation is for us to travel to Ecuador in November (if we haven't already moved by then) to meet with the entire board.

We have only scratched the surface of the entirety of what God did, but suffice it to say that He did "exceedingly abundantly above" all that we could ask or imagine!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Board Approval!

Finally! This has been a long process through which we have learned to have a lot of patience and to trust in God even more. We found out today that we were board-approved on last Thursday. This means that the only remaining hurdle to going to Ecuador is raising the financial support, and we have complete freedom to begin this process. (We had been limited to friends & family.) We are now officially "Missionary Candidates" with Foursquare until we have raised the support needed and are deployed. Then we are officially Foursquare Missionaries to Ecuador! For now we will have to live with the memories of our time in Cuenca like here on the Tomebamba River. Please be praying for us. Thanks to all of you who are so faithful in your prayers and financial support.