First of all, let me let you know why, once again, you haven't seen me of late. I have a very simple explanation. My computer broke! It really wouldn't have made much difference, though, because, as you will soon read, we have been a little busy the past few months. Here's what's been happening.
After graciously allowing us to use the Good News Mission ministry building for 17 years the owner decided to liquidate some of his assets and sold the property. So, for the past two months we have been packing and cleaning and moving both our home and our ministry into a three bedroom apartment and two storage facilities. Needless to say, that in and of itself was an adventure. Unfortunately, the adventure was magnified by Sarah being gone for five of those weeks taking care of her dear grandmother during her last days and then dealing with her death and, on top of that, helping her mom deal with the death of her longtime boyfriend, Tom, who had become like family to us as well. Finally we got moved into our new home two blocks away and said goodbye to our old home and ministry building.
However, while the building may be gone, Good News Ministries continues. We knew that God wanted us to continue ministering to the low income families in Livingston and the surrounding areas but weren't sure how we were going to do it with no building. During the process of praying and seeking God's guidance, good friends of ours and fellow missionaries serving with BCM International in Kentucky called and asked if we would like their converted bus to use in our ministry. They had recently moved to minister in a new area and didn't need it anymore. It is an airport shuttle bus that had been redone into a mobile Bible Club classroom. After taking not long at all to pray about it, we joyfully and thankfully said "Yes" to their offer.
It was delivered last weekend! Unfortunately it broke down right outside of Livingston, but it doesn't appear that it will take much to fix it. Below and above are some pictures. We are praising God and can't wait to put it into use!
And now, dear blog readers that have stuck with me through thick and thin, I also have a new laptop on which I can begin blogging again. I have been longing to return to my blog for quite some time now and am really excited about getting back into the swing of things. I'm praying that God will give me a lot of blogging ideas and opportunities that can be used for His glory. See you again real soon!