We have some exciting news to share with all of you. Today we got word that another piece of our journey's puzzle has come together. We have a place to live in the city of Porto Alegre. It's blocks away from the seminary and it's in the same building as our current missionary partners. This set up will be a huge blessing for us. Our hearts are rejoicing as the papers were signed yesterday. Please continue to pray over the next 30 days that there are no hiccups as everything is filed and finalized.
As I reflect on the past two years of our missionary journey, I am reminded of a word of encouragement given to me by a career missionary. She said that it is easy to be completely focused on our own goals. God, on the other hand, knows that the goal is taken care of, and he is focused on our journey.
The past two years, we have been on quite a journey. God has challenged and strengthened our faith, encouraged our hearts, and taught us many lessons on what it looks like to follow by faith, not by sight.
It has been such a joy meeting with so many people over the past year as we share our calling, and the need for the gospel in southern Brazil. God has surrounded us with many people who have offered financial support, prayer support, hospitality, great encouragement and advise. I even have a team of homeschool mommies across the United States, who are just an email away, and I know they are cheering me as I transition to homeschooling this fall.
Now that a BIG piece of our future's puzzle has come together, we have a challenge for you. If you have been following our journey and have felt God calling you to invest in this ministry, but you haven't yet now is the time! We are making a final push toward raising the remainder of our needed support.
We need another 28% before we can make plans to go.
Giving through the NAB website is flexible and easy. You can choose the giving schedule that works best for you, whether that is monthly, bimonthly, quarterly or even annually. You can visit our NAB missions page and click on give in US or Canadian Dollars. Or if you prefer not to give online, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you instructions on how to give through the mail.
Please continue to pray with us that we can be on the ground this fall.
Words cannot express what you all mean to us. Each one of you are special to us. I am thankful that God did not call us to go to Brazil alone, but he has been building us an amazing team of partners.
Now to share with you the pictures of our new apartment. It is 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath and about 1,200 sq. ft. It sits on the second floor, and there is a community pool behind the building.