Yes, we just arrived in Jen’s old stomping grounds of New England. A recap, for those who don’t know, is as follows: We are done with our training in Missouri; Our Oklahoma assignment is done; We packed up and left the midwest for good; visited Jon’s grandparents in Buffalo New York; Arrived in New Hampshire.
So, while in New Hampshire we are accomplishing two purposes. The first reason we came all the way up north (and no, it wasn’t for the freezing temperatures) was to have an extended amount of time to say goodbyes to family. We are planning on going overseas for 4 years at a time, it is important to have some closure time with family. It’s not only important for us, but it’s important for Jamen and Jade and also for our family as it’s hard for them too. But the second reason we came to New Hampshire was to set aside a block of time to prepare our speaking and travel calender for the rest of our time in the states.
Our sharing and traveling begin on December 5th at a Baptist Church in Portsmouth VA. We are looking forward to this time. After we kick it off we will be traveling and sharing up until our time of leaving for Paraguay in April. However, we must say this is Lord willing. Our schedule has yet to be written, and our support has yet to be raised. We are currently at 20% of what the field of Paraguay recommend that we have in monthly support when we come. Sound like a God-sized job? Well we have a God-sized God.
Please pray for us we start this. Pray that we will be diligent. Pray that we will do things in the Lord’s timing. Pray that God’s people would be moved to support this ministry. And pray that the gospel would go out where it has never gone before as a result of our collective obedience to the task of reaching this world for Christ.
Till All Are Reached
Jon and Jen Quast