Well, these last couple of months have been pretty busy, but the summer is looking to be even more hectic. We have definitely gotten less sleep with a new-born in the house, but Ella is now 3 months old and sleeping much better. We are settling into life as a family of four and our daughters are such a joy! Josh has been working 2 days a week doing construction and has also been helping to remodel a bathroom at the church. He leads a young adults Bible study Monday nights and coaches the church softball team. Bethany has been working to raise the girls and teach Nicole. She also has had some opportunities do photography. We have presented our ministry to three different fellowships recently and are scheduled to speak at four different churches in the next month-and-a-half.
Just this morning we got all of passport applications sent away. That was a lot of paperwork, but it is just the beginning. Now we are working to put together all of the information that we need to send to Asia Pacific in order to get visas to live in the country. We will be sending this pile of papers across the ocean in the beginning of July so that they have it ready to submit by August first. On August first they will be asking us if it looks like we will be at 60% of our recommended support level. If so, they will file for our visas. If not, they will have to move us back to the next arrival time which would be April 2013. Right now we are at ~33%.
Please be praying with us that our monthly support level would come up high enough to be able to leave in November. Even more importantly, please pray for us that we would be trusting God to get us there in His appointed time. If we do get the go-ahead for November, there will be a whole lot of planning and preparing. It is a very exciting time right now, but very hard too. It feels like a lot of uncertainty for being so close to leaving behind everything we know. Pray that God would continue to prepare us individually and as a family.
While it may seem that we are still quite a ways from the neccessary support level we are hopeful. It really is within reach. At this point it would just take 35 more people comitted to giving 50 dollars a month! God is good and will provide. Please consider whether He would have you partner with us to take the Gospel to those who have yet to hear it.
Because He said, “Go”
-Josh, Bethany, Nicole, and Ella Weeks