OK, so when Brian and I initially agreed to start a blog, we thought we would update it weekly…….we HAVE been meaning to update it since Tuesday with the hope of some exciting news………and ya know?  We still don’t have our tickets (which was going to be our news) and it’s been over a week since we’ve written!  OOooops!  I guess BOTH of our plans got foiled!!!  Ah well…….STILL, we have much to be grateful for.  Here are just a few examples:

·         FBC ice cream social—Sunday evening we were able to connect with family and friends and enjoy some chilly treats on a sweltering Sunday.  We thank each one of you who attended and made it a priority to come!  We were encouraged!!!

·         Plane tickets—we were initially planning on one-way tickets to Chile due to the fact that you can only book a round trip ticket 10 months out.  We were very near purchasing the tickets when we found out that if we did, we would possibly be denied our visas to get in the country.  Ack!  THAT would not have been good!  God was looking out for us!

·         Church meeting—we were able to meet with another church this week that is willing to come behind us and pray for us.  WHAT a blessing!!!  We were encouraged by that as well!  Not to mention, we had connections with all the people we talked to!  SO neat how God orchestrates all of that!

·         Answered prayer—God has answered numerous prayers this week ranging from friends to finances to family to…….well, you get the idea.  There’s not an area of our lives where He isn’t involved, and we are grateful!

·         Brian’s health—Brian continues to improve and is going to physical therapy for the next two weeks.  Thank you to the many of you who have prayed for him and kept him uplifted. 

Our hope is that in the couple of days we should have our plane tickets booked and be reporting a very near leave date.  We continue to trust that God will orchestrate all things!