Life has been busy, and sleep has been harder to come by, largely due to this one:
He's certainly worth it, but no one is going to be sad when he gets his sleep schedule figured out. He's actually doing fairly well on the sleep, but he's not sleeping quite as consistently as Mommy and Daddy could use. And when he's awake, we need to be really awake.
Big sisters are doing very well. DeLaynie is doing well with the transition to middle school, and Ella is killing it in third grade. They're growing up rapidly, and becoming very sweet young ladies.
The church planting process is progressing. We have a consistent group of about 14-16 adults, and we have a lot of kids as well. Going to weekly services has helped us find more of a groove, and we seem to be finding our footing as far as worship goes. We were recently blessed with an incredible childcare worker who goes to another church on Saturday nights. That is a massive blessing!
Things are moving forward at a good pace, and the group is growing, but the more people that we have, the more work it is to care for the people spiritually.
Which brings me to the next thing...
I've been looking for a full-time job that would allow Edwin to leave his full-time job and devote more time and energy to church planting. I've had a few interviews, and I haven't heard back from all of them yet. I'm always on the look-out, and I'm always sending out resumes.
I have wanted to work full-time for several years, but the opportunity didn't present itself, and I kept myself extremely busy with volunteer ministry, part-time work, and school, plus the kids. Now it is clearly in the best interest of the ministry and the family for me to go to work full-time, and I'm very excited at the prospect.
Here are a few ways that you can pray for us:
- Pray that God will help little Li to sleep more soundly and with fewer mid-night wake-ups.
- Pray that the people currently attending Renovation will invite and bring their friends and family members. We're praying for multiplication more than addition.
- Pray that God will provide the right job at the right time with the right employer at the right pay.
As always, thank you for your prayers and support. We couldn't do any of the things that we do without you!!!