Home Sweet Home With A Pleasant Surprise
It finally is getting to feel like this is our new home. There are still things that are in boxes that we can’t find but the progress we have made has been wonderful. Becca’s cousin Cristina has been a huge blessing and encouragement as we settle into our new home. This Week we were pleasantly surprised to have Ron and Betty Tucker visit us for the weekend. It was so exciting to see those who have invested their lives in me come and rejoice of the ministry that God has given us here. We took them to the state park and showed them some of the historical sites around the area. Elizabeth, Andrew, Annie, and Joshua all enjoyed having a substitute Grandpa and Grandma around.
Moving Forward And Reaching Out
Church services went well and the Lord increased our numbers again. This Sunday we had 9 children and 18 adults for a total of 27. Please pray for opportunities for us to reach into our community. We will be canvasing our little town this week inviting Families to come to the church this Friday evening for a time of games and fellowship. We are praying that God opens up some doors and gives us an opportunity to get to know some people in our community.
I have been praying about our financial situation and the mortgage on our building. We have a balloon payment of $10,000 due May 4th on our building and by the end of next year we need to pay the remaining balance off. I was asking the Lord to work on the heart of the man selling the building to us and give us favor in his sight. This week I also was able to meet Clifford Thompson, the man selling the building, and he offered to drop around $6,000 off of what we owe and lower the interest rate for the last year. We still will owe a quite a lot by May 4th 2013, but it is a step in the right direction and it would give us some time to look into refinancing our building. Please pray for wisdom and direction as we move forward.