Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gone too soon...

On Thursday night, we ate dinner with the residents at Joshua Station. One of the people we met at our table was a boy named John who was 8 years old. He and his family were residents at Joshua Station and were on their way into new housing. We recently found out there was an accident that took place over the weekend including John riding an ATV while away from Joshua Station and getting hit by a car. John went home to be with Jesus yesterday. Please stand with us and the Joshua Station family as we pray for his family. Thank you for being a willing intercessor for this family in a time of need. We love you and thank you.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our new Home in Colorado

Here is the house that we are blessed to be living in. The city we live in is Englewood, only about 10 minutes from Joshua Station. The city of Englewood is pretty cool, we can ride our bike or walk to many different places like the grocery store, post office, restaurants, parks, shopping.. it's great! We are enjoying our time here in Englewood! Tonight we went to Joshua Station to eat dinner, meet new people, and help clean up after dinner. We look forward to serving more at Joshua Station.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We moved to the mountains!

After many fun "see you later"/"going away" parties with friends and family we woke up at 3am Saturday morning to head out on our journey to find our truck had been broken into. The driver side window was broken and our new digital camera was stolen. If the theif would have asked me for the camera I would have given it willingly..after removing all my pictures I had taken over the last week before we left! More pictures will be coming once I recieve them from friends and family. Back to our move.. we met some friends at IHOP which was a great final goodbye. Thanks Pastor David Gregg, Russ Lewis, James and Abby Crowley, Jesse Handschuh,and Carol Lee Fowler for braving the 4am goodbye! Thanks to the Crowley's for the awesome GPS given to us for the trip and to Jesse for the yummy breakfast! From IHOP we made a stop by Pastor David's house to get a quick patch job to get us on the road. Five hours later, and with help by the Crowley's GPS we found Wayne's Auto Glass in Amarillo. As I am sitting in the lobby (half asleep) I was happy to hear Matt and Wayne talking about the Lord and thanking Him for His goodness even though the broken window was a frustrating situation. Wayne gave us a great deal on the window and between the window replacement and lunch we were back on the road in an hour. Matt was thankful for the quiet window! We arrived in Colorado at 7:30 Texas time and unloaded and unpacked until midnight. My husband is a crazy traveler driving 13 1/2 hours on 3 hours of sleep and a broken window. The next morning we took back the car trailer and picked up a covered trailer to go pick up our stuff at friends basements. The Franson family helped us pack up the trailer and then unpack the trailer at our home in Englewood. After an afternoon of unloading boxes I got a second wind to unpack. Anyone who knows me knows I love to decorate and orgainize.. especially when I have not see my beautiful things in 7 months! I was on my own challenge of Design on a Dime! We are having a blast being together and getting to know the city. Thanks to the Crowley's we are never lost. From glass replacement to grocery shopping the GPS is our new best friend.

Matthew and I want to extend a huge thank you to:

The Pruitt family for hosting our "Going Away Party"
Life Gate Fellowship for blessing Martin Missions with the final moving costs
The Crowleys for the GPS
And ALL our friends and family who have helped us on this journey.

Thank you for your love and support. It is a joy to have you on this journey with us.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thank You Heart of Praise!

Last Wednesday, we traveled to San Antonio, Texas to share the vision the Lord has given us to help families with Heart of Praise Worship Center. The Lord blessed us greatly as we shared, met new friends, and encouraged the Heart of Praise team to run the race on purpose, with purpose. Thank you to all our new supporters, may you and your family be blessed! We look forward to running the race with you.

Thank you to our cousins Brandon and Laura Caddell and their precious children Asher and Bella for hosting us during our stay. We enjoyed our time with you.