Friday, July 1, 2011
We are preparing to travel to Northern, VA today to speak at
Bill led worship there for 6 years before Jesus moved us on to serve with the
We welcome your prayers as we share our story and our mission at
Healing Grace Church in New Bern, NC.
In April, since my last post, during Lent, the Lord led me to focus extensively on my "Temple of the Holy Spirit" - my body.
In the last 3 months I have lost over 45 lbs.
This is Bill and I in front of our church at Healing Grace Church.
It's been a powerful journey. Every day is a battle, but Jesus is GOOD and FAITHFUL!
We have been enjoying the pool this summer! Meeting lots of people and the children are ROCKIN OUT on the Emerald Swim Team!
Caela and Liliana at a swim meet.
Isabella and Caela waiting for the whistle.
Gracie, Isabella, Caela, and Daniel
watching the races.
We've had opportunities in New Bern to serve and share and pray for people.
Caela, Isabella, and their friend, Sabrina, getting a tour of the RCS Homeless Center.
This is little Tory on the right. She is a little girl we met at the pool. Gracie makes INSTANT friends with kids and adults. = ) Tory has cerebral palsy. One leg is longer than the other and her arm doesn't work properly. We were able to pray for her and encourage her parents.
This is Miss Janie. We met her at the Chick - Fil - A one night after a Swim Meet. She was in pain having had recent surgery on her hip. Gracie and Mommy were able to pray for her and we've seen her twice since!
This is Irene. She is a store owner in New Bern. We became instant friends! I look forward to seeing how Jesus moves in her life.
These are some friends from our Swim Team!
It is SUCH a gift to connect, encourage and CHEER for one another as we watch the kids press in and see all that Jesus has given them to use their gifts!
We LOVE our time at the New Bern Library!
We are always meeting new Home School families! The Lord has used this family and their mom to lead us to a new Grammar Curriculum that we really needed for next year!
Caela and Daniel are learning the guitar in their Daddy's Guitar Class held at Healing Grace Church. We had a night of Caela leading us in Praise Songs.
This is our dear friend, Brian Lamm! He leaves us on Monday after living with us for the past 6 months.
He begins a new chapter in his life as he heads off to Louisiana to prepare for his marriage to Mandy Boussard. It has been SUCH a GIFT to have Brian be a part of our family IN HOUSE these last months! He's always been a part of our family, but living together has given us insight into one another and been a GREAT "iron sharpening iron" experience. We are going to MISS Brian!!! But we are SO EXCITED about what Jesus has in store for him!
We are SO BLESSED to be in New Bern!
We are excited about what Jesus is doing to build us as a family.
We are grateful for the way he is connecting us in the community.
We are grateful for the way he is using us in ministry through worship and prayer. (more on that later).
As we head out to Northern VA today we look forward to what Jesus will do through divine appointments, visits with old dear friends, and our time at Church of the Word!
Would love to hear from you!