Happy New Year! I hope this finds you starting your new year off fantastic and still holding on to those oh’ so popular new year’s goals. 😉
Chase and I are excited for what 2017 will hold and ready to be back in the field. Our time in the states was far from anything we could have expected. We definitely experienced some serious heart-break, but nothing can over shadow the joy we have experienced becoming parents! Zero words can explain our love and thanksgiving we have for our Sweet PE. We are smitten and everything that transpired in 2016 does not hold a candle to the arrival of our precious daughter! God has taught us so much about love and grace while being parents to PE.
Our family started off the new year by getting PE’s passport applied for and can I simply say, babies take the most adorable passport photos!! But, maybe I am a little biased! 😉
Our goal is to move to Haiti February 27th. A lot still needs to be accomplished for us to move into our rental house. What things you ask? Well, one main thing that needs to be done is power still needs to be ran to the house. Some other basic maintenance needs to be done and a biggie for me, a hot water heater needs to be added. Call me pampered, but I like to shower with hot water! Please be praying for the house to be ready and for other housing to be available if it is not ready.
Chase and I have had an over abundance of conversations about how much we miss our Ugandan family and friends. But, we cannot deny how God continues to encourage us and show us we are supposed to go to Haiti. While we still have some fundraising ground to make up gaining monthly supporters, we have NEVER been this far ahead in our fundraising. God continues to show his faithfulness to us through people giving so selflessly. A huge shout out to everyone who has given to our fund and for believing God can use us broken people to grow His kingdom. Please pray for more people to join our monthly support team.
The next few weeks are going to fly by and I pray we cherish our remaining time in the states. Here are a few exiting events coming up that we want to share with you and invite you to join us…
- January 15th we will be officially commissioned as For Life Missionaries at Willowbrook Baptist Church in Huntsville (time TBA).
- January 22nd Chase will be ordained at First Baptist Church Opelika at the 6 p.m. evening service. We are also excited to share a brief testimony of our time in the field with our church family during the ordination service.
Thank you to every single one of you who has helped us during our time in the states. The body of Christ is alive and moving and I am so thankful for each one of you who has showered us with love and encouragement!
My goal is to keep everyone more informed this year through our blog. My apologies for my absents from blogging, but I have been over consumed loving on Sweet PE and I make no apologies for that. 😉
Have a great day friends! I will leave you with these sweet three-month old pictures of PE to hopefully brighten your day with a toothless smile!