Happy Valentine’s Day

Fundraising Update:

We have continued to raise our monthly support level, as several friends have made the commitment to partner with us!  When we began fundraising in December, we had $1,000 monthly support committed, which was about 29% of our Thailand budget.

Now, we currently have $1,425 committed, which is 42% of our budget!  This is exciting progress!  Although we still have quite a bit to raise, we know God is faithful, and pray that many more friends and churches will partner with us as we continue to share over the next four months, leading to our departure.  You can keep up to date with our progress here.

 

Family Updates:

  • Nikao’s Birthday:  We celebrated Nikao’s 9th birthday at Chuck E Cheese’s earlier this month.  It was a wonderfully chaotic time with some of his friends, family members, and 100’s of 1,000’s of other children swarming around the room like hordes of locusts.
  • Anniversary:  Rosie and I celebrated 10 wonderful years of marriage on February 7th.  We are both tremendously blessed to still be in love and look forward to another 75 or so years together.
  • Blizzard:  Last Friday, we were hit with 32 inches of snow, blanketing the entire island.  Although terribly inconvenient for travel, we had a great time playing with the kids.  Having spent most of their lives in Malaysia, snow is not something they get to experience a lot of.

April Trip to Tennessee:

As we have mentioned before, we plan to take one last trip to Tennessee from March 28 – April 22 to visit our partner churches, raise financial and prayer support and to say goodbye to family members and friends.  Soon, we will begin to set up speaking engagements and appointments so please let us know if you would like to meet for a cup of tea, or have us share with your congregation.
May Trip Through the Midwest: 

We have updated our tentative route through the mid-west, with stops we may be making along the way.  If you see your city along this route (click image to enlarge), let us know if you would like to get together.  Only Toledo and Kansas City are confirmed destinations, so we have a lot of flexibility to re-route if you live off the beaten track a bit.

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