What an amazing and emotional day! There are a handful of days that are listed among the most amazing in my life.
- The day I gave my life to God
- The day I watched my future husband give his life to God
- The day I married him
- The day our first daughter was born
- The day we our second daughter was born and we placed her in the arms of Jesus
- The day our son was born
- and today
– the day our firstborn stood in front of our church to proclaimed her faith, and I watched her Daddy baptize her. She came down stairs earlier in the week an announced that she was ready. We talked and prayed, and my heart couldn’t be more full. Tears of joy. Lots of them. I’ve been praying for this since she was born, and I’ll never stop praying that she will remain faithful to the decision she made this week.
And God’s blessings on this day didn’t end there.
After church we hosted a fundraiser dinner for our trip to Poland. I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to the dozens of people that contributed food, helped set up and clean up, but also to the 80+ people who attended and gave so generously. We shared some slides of trips to Poland and talked about the work God is doing that we are so blessed to be part of. In the end we raised $2806! Just $194 short of the amount we still needed for our airfare, and that gap should be filled when I collect money from bracelet orders this week! What a huge blessing that we can purchase our plan tickets! I just confirmed that the price hasn’t started going up yet. Poland… here we come!
We still have $2500 needed for ground transportation, lodging and ministry expenses. Rumor has it that a couple of RCC Sunday School classes decided to support us this morning, which should help move us toward that goal. We’ll need to cover this amount by early May, so your financial support is still needed and appreciated. We’ll make big announcements when we reach the final goal, but you can also follow our progress on our FINANCIAL SUPPORT page.
We can’t begin to express our gratitude. If you had any part in this … from prayer, to helping out, purchasing a bracelet or a donation of any amount – we thank you. You are growing the Kingdom of God.
Awesome Day in Auburn
We have had a terrible time with our attempts to travel to the specific PCM-supporting churches are our prayer list (see In The Footsteps of Paul). Weather, illness and other commitments have been serious roadblocks. But today we had the very great privilege of representing Polish Christian Ministries for Auburn Christian Church’s Faith Promise Sunday. It was a lovely day meeting great people – the warm and welcoming congregation as well as the passionate representatives from several other ministries. Ben was able to talk with a couple of his professors from his days at Lincoln Christian University (back when it was LCC), including Rick Champ who joined us for lunch and is doing great things with Ignite Church Planting in Chicagoland. We loved sharing about the work of PCM and our experiences in Poland, and we hope we can do it again soon with another church seeking to live out the Great Commission.
It’s time to get serious about fundraising. We have just passed the target date we had set to purchase our airfare and we aren’t even close to having the ability to do that. The price hasn’t started climbing yet, but it no doubt will soon, and we may need to purchase insurance on our tickets due to the situation in Ukraine. Will you please pray that God will stir in the hearts of those who are able to support us financially? Or maybe God is stirring in your heart? For details about our needs or information about donating, please visit our financial support page.
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