Exciting Opportunities

We are so excited to see what God is doing in Spokane!! Chris went to a GSAE prayer time tonight and was encouraged by the time. We are getting ready to launch a “Loving Your Neighbor” partnership at a local church, and have three events we are working on for this fall, winter, and next spring.

First, we are planning to have a booth at the upcoming Mission Catalyst Inland Northwest Missions Conference in November. For more information please visit http://www.mcinw.org/

Then, a really exciting opportunity; we may be able to partner with the Greater Northwest Campus Ministry to provide some professional development seminars at the 2011 Winter Conference as part of the 100% Sent Initiative. We will again be representing Priority Associates at the conference(one of the only cities to have such a strategic partnership with the Campus Ministry) in hopes of connecting with men and women who share our passion for sharing Jesus in the marketplace.

Also in the works is a speaker for our spring 2012 evangelistic event. Chris has been in dialogue with Eric Alexander, the climber who led a blind man to the top of Mt Everest. Please be praying for wisdom and direction as we continue working on the details for next spring’s event.

Finally, we have discovered an unexpected opportunity much closer to home. Winnie has joined the Central Valley cross country team, opening the door to multiple spiritual conversations not only with other parents but also between Winnie and her teammates. It has proven to be very interesting. Please pray for wisdom and direction in this area as well.

We are so excited to see what God is doing. Thank you for partnering with us as we seek to make sure everyone in Spokane knows someone who truly follows Jesus.

Winnie running at her second cross country meet

Winnie running at her second cross country meet

At the Fair

The big girls and I volunteered at the Child Evangelism Fellowship booth at the fair on Saturday, painting faces and sharing the Gospel. We had a great time, spoke with dozens of people, and made some wonderful memories. Even Elli got in on the fun. Boy oh boy was it hot!!

It was an eye opening experience.  Of the many people who were willing to let their children hear a story about Jesus, most thought that living in America made them Christians. Even so, very few currently attend church.

My heart ached as I chatted again and again with people who live in one of the most churched nations in the world and yet know so little about having a relationship with Jesus.

At the same time, it was really neat to see my daughters living out what we’ve been trying to teach them their whole lives. That was cool.

We are called, as a family, to make sure everyone in Spokane knows someone who truly follows Jesus. Painting faces at the fair is one way we can do that.

Approval!

The electrical inspector just left. Everything passed! Now sheetrock goes up, then we paint, put in the tile, and bring down the bathtub. The end of the bathroom project is in sight. Yeah.

This project has been much more expensive than we expected. But God continues to provide just what we need at just the right moment. What a testimony to God’s provision.

Construction Update

Work continues on the remodeling project downstairs, and we’re making serious progress! A few days ago, two different inspectors came and inspected their respective projects. The framing and plumbing is all ok and can be covered. The electrical needs a little bit of work, but we expect that to be completed and ready to be rechecked in the next week or so.

Just so you can get an idea of what is going on, I’m including a few photos. The chaos of construction is evident, but God is helping everyone endure the process and we think the end is in sight. Thank you so much for your prayers and for all the generous gifts that have gotten us to this point. We are amazed at how God is providing!