great times and bad news…

After a very much needed week for some r and r in Michigan we arrived back home in Kentucky tonight.  Our family was able to spend the past week at my Uncle and Aunt’s cottage on Crystal Lake in Whitehall, Michigan.  It was just nice to be able to swim with the kids, play in the sand, canoe and enjoy time with our extended family.  Best of all we really didn’t have plans and were able to take each day as it came, which was awesome.

On our trip Erin also celebrated her birthday.  My parents we able to take out the kids one afternoon and Erin and I were able to go see “Brave” and have a birthday date together.  My beautiful wife is also a very cheap birthday date.  I offered to take her anywhere she wanted for a birthday dinner and she chose Taco Bell!

We left Michigan on Saturday morning and drove to Goshen, IN to visit one of my good friends and his wife and kids.  My friend is a pastor and we made it to his church in time for Maeven to attend a kids carnival.  On Sunday I had the privilege of sharing with their church about the what we are doing in ministry with KMM and the Rec Center.   During the Sunday School hour I was able to present PowerPoint presentation and in the main service give a brief summation.  Hopefully some good connections were made for both support and help here at KMM!  Most importantly we had a great time catching up with old friends and being able to share ministry concerns and ideas with each other.  God has truly blessed us with great friends.

Over all our trip was great.  God blessed us with a great vacation and great fellowship with family and friends.  To say we were coming home on a pretty big high from this blessing is an understatement.  Unfortunately when we have highs sometimes we have some pretty big lows.  Yesterday I really felt as though some new financial support for us as missionaries was hopeful, but tonight when we arrived home we quickly went from hoping for new support to finding out we are losing some very faithful support.  We arrived home to mail letting us know that some supporters for various reasons are going to have to stop their financial support.

Over the past week God has show us through something as simple as a vacation that he He is in control and taking care of us.  In a time where we really need to be adding new supporters and seem to be going in the opposite direction I know that God has a plan.  Please join us in prayer though as we pray for patience in waiting to see what the plan is.  God has blessed us with many past and present support partners and we are so thankful for them and their commitment.  Pray that financial support partner contacts can be made and opportunities to share about ministry with KMM can be made.  God is great and God is going to do something awesome through a difficult time.  Please pray!

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