Our travels to the US Aug/Sept 2012

Posted: October 4, 2012 in Partnership, Prayer Requests, Testimonies, traveling

27 days — 3680 miles — 1550 pictures — 15 offical US city stops — 7 speaking engagements — 10 different sleeping locations — 22.5 hours longest road trip (includes a 2 hr dinner stop followed by a 12 hour flu bug for Alyson)

For you statisticians and those who like numbers, this gives you a little snapshot of what our time in the United States looked like. Crazy, yes…Fun, yes…Exhausting, yes…Worth it, absolutely. God was incredible in paving the way for us as we traveled cross country. The first provision was the use of my sister’s car for our travels, the second was the gift of my mom traveling with us to help with all the driving and keeping Wellington entertained in the back seat. This was just in the first 16 hours of our arrival to the US.

I tried to scale back with the pictures for the slideshow on this post but we have so many wonderful memories I want to share you may want to sit back with some coffee and enjoy. You may want to pause the slide show and scroll through them as I have added captions to the majority of the pictures. We were blessed by so many during our travels from those we have known for a lifetime as well as new found friends and now partners in our ministry.

We were privileged to share the exciting changes with Extreme Nazarene Ministries, and our new roles within the new mission, XSA (Extreme South America) God has called us to. The changes were taking place on Sept 4 during our time in the US. You can view the new site and mission at www.extremenazarene.org. You can view our previous post titled “No more Extreme Colombia, changes coming” blog to learn of our new work within this mission of XSA.

We want to express our thankful hearts and gratitude for everyone we met with, everyone who housed us, everyone who fed us, everyone who supported us and everyone who prayed for us. Without all of you we would not be able to do this work that God has called us to. May God shower his blessings upon you as you fulfill his will for your lives as the compassionate and caring people He has made you to be. Praise to God for his hand of protection over us for the many hours on the road (and the hundreds of animals that stayed out of our path), orchestrating special reunions and being present with us in all we did and in all the places we traveled.

New prayer requests as we settle back into our lives in Cali, Colombia:

  • Discernment as we prepare all the training materials, schedules, and the plethora of details that need to be in place before our first our first team coming for the Master’s Plan Training in the beginning of March 2013.
  • Guidance as Vincent and I continue to learn more of the Master’s Plan, attending classes, finding disciples and opening our own cell groups.
  • Pray for God to reveal to those coming His power we can have through the infilling of the Holy Spirit  for a team coming in Nov this year and another possibly in Jan 2013.  I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses…For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor. 12:9-10)

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  1. fred says:

    great pictures. It was fun seeing you in Missoula. Catch you on the backside

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