The last two months have been a blur! Jody had surgery. Everything went smooth and she’s recovered nicely. We had a battle with our landlord about our legal rights after she sold the place we were in. We finally agreed to move out with stipulations. We frantically house hunted over Christmas with the possibility of buying or renting. We dealt with very emotional extended family issues. In the 12th hour we came to a ‘lease with an option to buy’ solution on the house we’ve wanted since August. We frantically packed our stuff and scheduled movers. We unpacked, visited the ER with a boy who had pneumonia, and finally sold and bought a sofa. No wonder Jenna fell asleep on the way to ballet lessons.
All the while we’ve been hard at work juggling parenting or lively kids, and our “real” job of directing our staff team in the ministry of making Christ known on the campuses of Portland.
Thankfully, we’ve had time to sit and reflect on how gracious God is in his provision and protection as well as how thankful we are for the relationships we have in this life. Many of you have offered words of encouragement along the way and we’re so thankful for you.
We are more committed than ever to seeing God’s Kingdom expand here in Portland. We believe whole heartedly that the students of Portland are a key step in seeing the city transformed for the glory of God. Please continue to pray for this place. God is on the move. We’ve seen more momentum in the last 4 weeks than ever before. Even today I heard a story about a student placing her faith in Christ at University of Portland.
Have a wonderful weekend!