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Chapter 21: Coffee!

And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.

1 Samuel 23:16

 

Where do you find your strength?  It is amazing how life can get out of control and we find ourselves on the run.  We get weary, break down, and start to lose our focus on God.  Sometimes we just need encouragement, and a great reminder of whom we serve and what He is capable of.  Even David needed this!

 

What a whirlwind this past month has been!  We moved out of our old apartment into our above the shop across town.  Here, we will apartment sit while our good friends the Adams are on home assignment.  Moving can sure be exhausting!  But we successfully moved out and in!  Praise God!  Where we are temporarily living we have access to a great park that is full of children and young families…which means opportunities!

 

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee! That has been our last few weeks.  Not that we don’t do this every day, which we do…but we enjoyed attending the EuroGastro 2014 Coffee Olympics in Warsaw and Brad volunteered with the 2014 Poland Barista Championships.  God continues to reveal the communities that we are to minister to and opens new doors with each new event.

 

This upcoming month we are planning help host a leadership group from our church and attend our first Field Conference.  This will be a great time for networking and family bonding.  Please pray that God would bless the leadership and our time together.  We are excited to meet fellow M’s from the field, and to have more friends for Loralie and Jack!

 

Jack and Loralie amaze me.  They are picking up Polish quickly and beautifully.  It is always great to see smiles on faces as they greet Poles in their native tongue…like a native!  God has really opened some awesome doors through the kids.  Praise God that our biggest fear he has turned into our biggest blessing.

 

Please keep us in your prayers.

 

-Michelle is back in the States for two weeks as she is able to provide assistance for her family.

-For Brad as he is alone with the kids for two weeks.

-That God continues to lead us and direct us with our ministry in Poland.

-That financial provision will keep us here, in school (preschool and language courses), for God’s timing.

-For finding the right apartment for our family in the upcoming months

-For language studies, shop management, and community outreach

 

If you feel led, we are seeking 115 more people to support us monthly at $20 per month.  This will enable us to seek missions without financial complications.  We of course lean on our provider, the one who calls us, as our strength.

 

Please let us know if there is anything that we pray for you about!  God bless!

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