July 2017 Newsletter

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Good-bye Canada, Hello USA! The girls loved the ferry we took to cross the border back.

The Paradox

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was

the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was

the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was

the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was

the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had

everything before us, we had nothing before us”

-Charles Dickens


A Paradox, that’s what Charles Dickens is talking about. Something that seems contradictory or in opposition to one another, but are both valid and true. This is exactly what our family is walking through right now. We are so sad to be leaving family and friends, a life we’ve known here and feel comfortable with! On the other hand, we are so excited to see what the Lord has in store for us in Rome! It seems weird to be both sad and excited about going, but that’s exactly how we are all feeling!

Our month in Toronto for Cross Cultural Training was so wonderful! It gave a name to the many emotions we’ve all been feeling over the past year, and equipped us with the tools to help us through the transitions we are going to be experiencing. We walked away feeling encouraged and prepared to walk through this next season of our lives. Thank you for praying for us duiring our training!

What’s New?

We’ve finished with the majority of our US travels, and we’ve started all the paperwork to apply for our visas! Our appoingment with the Consulate is set for the first week of August. Please continue to pray we will meet our deadline so we can be on the ground in Rome come August!

If you’ve been wanting to be part of the work we’re doing in Rome, let us know! You can be part of our closing team and give us the push to Rome!


How Can You Pray For Us?

  • Please pray for the bringing of new families to the church plant. This time of year is a high turnover time with families leaving and coming.
  • Please pray us as we visit the Consulate August 1st to apply for the Visas.
  • Please continue to pray for us to finish up the final 14% this month!

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