Thursday, May 12
This year's youth retreat is finally here. Our youth have waited anxiously for this day. We are so excited for this year as there will be many more youth groups from all over England and Scotland attending. This comes at perfect timing with our group of newly saved kids, it will be so encouraging for them to see other youth excited about Christ and living for Him. We are bringing 6 of our youth and there will be over 100 all together. We would appreciate your prayers for Miranda as she will be taking care of Judah as well as reaching out to the girls, for Zach as he will be teaching this year and for our youth, (Adam,Elly,Ellis,Steve,Paige,Danny)
Wednesday, May 4
May 3rd we sent in our visa applications!!!! After much answered prayer from the Lord we were able to apply for a 3 year extension. God is so good. It could be a few weeks or it could be a few months before we know the outcome. Please be praying for us in the financial side of things, just a few weeks before we applied the price for our family jumped...we are now paying 2,137.00 dollars (1,297.00 pounds) YIKES! We sent in our forms not having the money, but we are believing that if God is wanting us here then He will take care of it. We are praying that the money will be in the bank when they debit it. Exciting times :) We will let you all know as soon as we receive our visa's. Thank you for coming along side of us in prayer and support during this time.
Our Thursday Night Foundations group has now grown to 10. Last Thursday we discussed the importance of spending time with the Lord everyday. God is continuing to work in these kids' lives, as they are continuing to trust Him. They are so young and fragile, so new to this walk with Christ. So our prayer is that the Father continues to keep them. They are facing persecution already, from friends and family, they are beginning to see the cost of surrendering all to Christ.