Quick Update!….maybe not so quick

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:28

We are so thankful for a God who is good and capable of all things!  Amen!

Just wanted to drop a quick update for all of you supporting our family’s pursuit of God’s will.  This pursuit has lead us to Kraków, Poland for the past year and a half.  It sure has been an adventure and we are excited to continue on this journey!

God is so good and full of wonder.  This past weekend our first Worship Night went off without a hitch and was full of God’s grace and mercy.  He blessed us with a wonderful teen group that lead us in almost 2 full hours of worship.  You would have thought this group did this regularly, but it was their first time hosting!  They were full of His peace and it showed.  Praise God!

Michelle and I have decided to continue our language studies.  This means that we will continue to attend the school near our work.  God has blessed us with an amazing teacher who understand our learning style.  This is a miracle because the Polish language is not an easy language to learn.  She makes it easy….as it can be.

We also are keeping the kiddos in the Polish/English kindergarten.  We have not received enough to cover the costs of this school, but we believe it to be where the kids need to be.  We have started making contacts with the school teachers and parents of the other children.  They all know Loralie and Jack and it is wonderful to see their interactions with our kids.

With the latter focuses on schooling, with prompting from our time with God, we will need to raise the support needed to cover these added expenses.  We are following God’s leading on this, so we know that He has a plan.

Our goal is to raise our monthly support to 100%.  We need 130 people at $20 to reach this goal. 

In doing this we will be able to…

  1. Cover the costs of our school and the children’s school on a monthly basis
  2. Look at Poland and our ministries with longer term focus
  3. Reduce financial restraints, with monthly costs covered
  4. Focus more time and energy on language studies, which will allow us to build more relationships and establish more effective ministry

We are excited at the possibilities and doors that can open with the prospect of having monthly support fulfilled for our time in Poland.

We ask for prayer with our finances.  If we can reach 100%, we will be able to spend more dedicated time, in Poland, focused on ministry.  We want to glorify God in all that we do, and be good stewards with our finances.  Pray that God would open doors for us, bless our time in language studies, and strengthen the relationships that we have.  Pray that God would help us to dwell in our communities, serving God in all that we do.

We are incredibly thankful for the support, prayer and financial, that we have received.  We continue to receive confirmation that we are right where God wants us to be.  We are humbled by your willingness to serve God in all the ways you do.  Please let us know if there is anyway that we can join in prayer with you.

May God bless you, and keep you.

The Graves Family