Thursday, May 27, 2010

May update

Sorry everyone for the late update. It has been a rather roller-coaster month and it's not looking like it's going to calm down soon.

We celebrated our son's 1st birthday. We had a wonderful time eating and visiting with family. Liam got some awesome toys too. We were especially grateful for the beautiful toybox his Grandad Rodman made for him. Now we will have a proper place to put his toys!

Evan and I had our 3rd wedding anniversary on the 12th. We are planning on going away just the two of us, sometime this summer to really celebrate.

Unfortunately this month there was sorrow as well as joy. Tragically, on the 14th we both welcomed and said goodbye to our sweet niece Charlotte Ava. She was born to Liz's brother and sister-in-law. Liz had the privledge of being able to hold her and kiss her goodbye. We know we will see her again in Heaven, but it is something still incomprehensible that she should be there before us. Your prayers for our family in this time of grief would be appreciated.

There is no easy way to transition from something like that into Wycliffe business, but as this is a blog primarily about our journey to Papua New Guinea, it should be done, so here goes...

We hoping to do a presentation in June at our church, Sunset Covenant during a Sunday morning service. When we get a date we will post on facebook. We are going to start putting together a list of churches that we are going to be speaking at in the next few months. If you have a church or small group you would like us to speak at, please contact us:

July 17th 5-8PM at Sunset Covenant we are having a Pie Auction. There will be a spaghetti dinner provided. Also, we will be "selling" tickets (the tickets are free but it's an easy way to get a head-count for the dinner). There will be a drawing at the auction for a gift basket, so be sure to either RSVP on facebook (we have a link to the event on our page) or get tickets from me in June...
If you RSVP online there will be tickets available at the event.

We are shooting for September as the month for our regular Aucti0n fundraiser. We are collecting items for auction between now and the end of August. If you have a service (ie Photography sessions, yard-work labor, etc.), art, hand-crafts, gently-used items you wish to donate....please let us know!

Remember, anything you donate is tax-deductable for the value of the item!

Other prayer requests:

Please pray for a solution to our house issue. We are not going to be able to keep it once Evan quits work at Gunderson. We are looking at trying to short-sell it, but we are not sure if it will work.

Prayer our fundraising efforts continue to go smoothly.

Prayer for opportunities to open up for us to speak about our mission and make new contacts.