Monday, May 23, 2011

Encouragment

What we are encouraged by this week:

*Ryan's Bottle Wash design being nearly done! A few more adjustments and it's a finished project. He and his co-worker Marc trained a church on the operation of HWI's water treatment system last week which is pretty sweet. They are real Engineers!

*Dropping divorce statistics. US divorce rates are apparently down and we've read percentages as low as 40. Praise the Lord for healing what's broken and growing commitment in married Americans

*Stacey Decker's back lawn is looking 180° different! The Decker brothers noticed her lawn needing some TLC so we all spent Saturday digging up weeds, raking, spreading new grass seed, and watering. A very summery sort of project!

*We are currently at about 6% of our support goal with Campus Crusade Ministry Partner Development. Considering this was my first week we are totally blown away already by supporters and God's faithfulness.

*Our sweet friend Katie Sesler comes to visit us in 1 week! We met her in Saudi Arabia at KAUST and have loved her ever since. She is from the South but is Coloradoan (Coloradite? Coloradian?) in her heart. Uh, she wears chacos, digs the mountains and runs barefoot!!
{Katie, I found this picture from a GOOGLE search!}

*Ryan and I head to Avon, CO to the Westin in exactly 3 weeks to celebrate our first year of marriage. Avon is perfect for mountain biking, hikes, swimming, and anything outdoors you can imagine.

{A summer shot of the hotel. We are jazzed!!}

*Finally, we are encouraged by Dr. Nabeel Jabbour and his sweet wife Barbara. Nabeel is an Arab Christian who has written several amazing books on the topic of Muslim Ministry. His wife's ministry is prayer-she prays for hours a day and has faith like we've never seen. They have a neat story that we can write another post about but their pray warrior hearts and open arms to our life is pretty incredible.


Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer
Romans 12:9-12

1 comment:

  1. Hey guys! I was just thinking about you and decided to check out the latest. Glad you are encouraged and that you already are seeing support come in. We are THRILLED to have you guys as a part of our team.
    :)Bekah

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