"And if you SPEND YOURSELVES on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday."

"The Lord will continually guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."- Isaiah 58:10-11

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Two Weeks to Go!

Well, the tickets have been purchases and our things are getting packed! We officially travel on Tuesday, August 31 to Kenya! We are excited about going and sad to leave our dear friends.

You can see our updates and that we are 73% of our goal. We are encouraged and prayerful.

Remarkably we are quite non-stressed over this all. Definitely a God thing. Also the result of a tragedy we felt last week. One of our family's friends lost their precious daughter last week. She was a darling girl and will be very missed. It has definitely put things into perspective for us. Her family also generously requested that donations go towards Oasis in Lauren's memory. What a blessing to the less fortunate in the midst of their pain. We were humbled by their request.

This week we will focus on getting our bags packed. The next week we will focus on finishing up the house. Please continue to pray for us. I have updated the prayer wall with things specific to our current needs.


Jodi Stilp said...

oh Ann - what happened? How are you guys holding up?

Jenifer said...

So very sorry to hear about Lauren..have been praying for the family...such a loss. Also, glad to see you guys are so near your goals...we'll be thinking of you and sending blessings your way this last week for travels!