Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome to 2010


Happy New Year!
Wow! Can you believe that we are in 2010? 2009 just flew by. So much has happened over the past year. God has blessed our family in so many ways. Over Christmas break we had our 2nd anniversary of living in Vegas.

Northstar is growing; this year has brought several new families to our congregation. We have been trying different programs with the Children’s Church, trying to find just the right fit for our kids. We still haven’t found a set-up that works really well for our group. The biggest struggle is we have kindergarten through 5th grade all together. Jake has just started a new series with them on the miracles of Jesus.

Jake has been busy this past year. He started a new job in November. During the week he now works at Vegas.com. He doesn’t have to travel to Miami anymore, but the company is in the south part of the valley, so he’s driving close to 62 miles round-trip each day. Paying for his gas is going to kill us...

He is still doing seminary in the evenings and on weekends, so free time is something that has become non-existent. Right now he is doing a Jan-Term, which means he is taking one class that starts and finishes in the month of January. In some ways it's nice, because he can get it over with, but it also means a lot of work. He's in class Mondays and Thursdays from 6-9:30 then Saturday mornings from 9-2:00.

He is excited about the new opportunities he has to be a life-witness to his new coworkers. There are two people in particular who have already approached him with questions about his beliefs. We know God has placed him in this job for a reason and we pray he will be open to God using him in a very real and life-changing way to the people in his office.

JD and Cora are doing quite well. JD made straight-A honor roll and Cora made A-B honor roll 1st trimester. We are so proud of them both. They amaze me each day with their intelligence and spiritual growth. God has such great plans for their lives.

It is our family's heart-felt prayer that our lives be used as a living-offering, a true life of worship in 2010.

We would love to see mission teams come out and partner with us this year! We have some great opportunities for volunteers this year. If you are interested, please let us know so we can contact you with more information.

Please remember to keep us in your prayers this coming year. God has been revealing to us new seasons in our family’s life and ministry. Please join us in prayer as we seek to hear His will and obey.

I know I say this with every letter and post, but I truly mean it when I say, your prayers and partnership with our family are so important to us. We do not take for granted our prayer and ministry partners.


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