Sunday, February 28, 2010

Food for Thought

As we get closer and closer to some very real trip-related deadlines, we wanted to share some of the "theme verses" that have inspired us along the way. We also invite you to pray them with (and for) us as we continue on our journey.

This installment comes courtesy of a Doug Samples sermon we got to hear while visiting our Lake O. family last month...

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ...Pray that [we] proclaim it clearly, as [we] should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." - Colossians 4:2-6 [NIV]



Monday, February 15, 2010

Semester in waiting...

There is so much to do! We are 4.5ish months away from our big move to Poland and life is crazy. For those of you just joining us, we felt God's call to make a big change in our lives last summer. We found out the Church of the Nazarene was opening a coffeehouse/housechurch ministry in Poznan, Poland. The missionaries there put a call out to the church for a young couple with ministry experience and a love for Jesus and coffee! Needless to say, we are a perfect fit! Poznan is a college town with about 600,000 residents, almost 150,000 of which are students! Lots of young people for us to connect with. The coffee house is called Sweet Surrender after the song of a visionary young man named Spencer Green.
Aaron will finish his History Masters degree in May, and then, we're off!
Please pray for us as we are planning, fundraising, and tying up loose ends here in the States before June. And feel free to keep up with us here, on our blog!