We made a short weekend trip to Wisconsin for Bethany’s graduation from New Tribes Bible Institute on May 18th. It was so special to be able to attend, especially seeing as we were not able to attend Charity and BJ’s Bible school graduations in 2010 and 2011 respectively. We were also able to see several good friends and coworkers while there that we hadn’t seen in a while.
We quickly headed back to Missouri to spend the next week in final preparations for the big wedding day. God gave us a gorgeous, sunny day on May 26th and graciously held off the “predicted” rain! Bethany & Zach’s outdoor ceremony was a beautiful, relaxed, fun, and God-honoring celebration of their union as husband and wife. We are thankful for everything going smoothly and for the many helping hands that lightened the work load for us. Please pray for the happy couple as they settle into their first home, an apartment at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, WI, and as they adjust to their new responsibilities on staff at the school—Zach serving in Information Technology (IT) and Bethany helping with the finances.
We are overwhelmed and excited with God’s provision of the beautiful home He is giving us! Selling our house in Brazil (with the market in our favor) and buying a house here (with the market in our favor) was nothing we planned. God has abundantly blessed us! Walking through the process of buying a house has been a new learning experience for us and the Lord has been leading and confirming each step. We had many busy days painting and cleaning the house, preparing for moving in. We were blessed with extra hands helping with the move the beginning of July and are basically settled in. We now have lots of space for our expanding family and for guests and ministry. Please come visit us!
[please note that our mailing address (as well as our e-mail address) remains the same, and our cell phones will now be the main means of phone communication.]