Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Next step

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Two weeks ago, Ryan and I made a very tough decision.   We will not be returning to Honduras.   I was first tempted to write the mission field, but honestly that would be a lie, you see daily we choose to live in the mission field.   We had several goals we needed to meet with our fundraising and we just could not do it, so we had to make a very difficult decision.  We have spent the past two weeks grieving about our loss and praying about our future.  

What has come to pass in the past two weeks are Ryan and I trying to figure out where we will live, finding jobs, and a lot of prayer about the children and their needs.   Right now we have been blessed to be able to spend the next several months in a mission house in Mississippi, our supporters are still with us as we begin this rebuilding process, Ryan has sent out his resume and we have begun looking for a long term home.  Although this was unexpected by us, we trust that God is in control. Everything feels up in the air. Not much feels very stable right now. We feel like we should be completely overwhelmed. Yet what we feel is peace.

We have a few things left in Honduras, but another family has graciously agreed to bring it all to us.   We are leaving lots of friends and Martha.   Martha and her family are very special to us; you might have overheard us on the phone talking very loudly in Spanish that was Martha!   We will be leaving our clothes for her family as well as our mattresses and some other things that they terribly need. 

We have several other friends that we will be leaving stuff with and that we will miss dearly.   Walker made some of his closest friends in his life in Honduras, the girls experience playing with no fears and we all had some amazing God miracles during our time there.  

During this transition time we covet your prayers.   Right now we are trying to sort through this and make some very tough decisions.   We gave it our all when we moved to Honduras, so returning is like starting over from scratch.   Slowly, we are putting the pieces together and moving ahead.  

 There may not be many updates for a while as it has become very time consuming finding jobs and finding a place to live.   Email and Facebook are probably the easiest ways to get a hold of us right now.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

On the road again...

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I just wanted to take a few minutes and let everyone know where we are and what we are doing.   It has been so difficult to keep up with the blogging since we have been on the road.   We have been in 5 states in the last 3 weeks.   We have visited with family and friends and been guest at many churches.   It has been so humbling to share what God is doing in Honduras with all of you.   Through prayer and support you are bringing glory to God and spreading His love to the people in Honduras.  

We have several speaking engagements in Mississippi and Tennessee, watch our Facebook page for the dates and locations and come join us.  We love to see familiar faces!   Walker is even going to share with an RA and GA group.   We are going to be in the states meeting with churches and organizations until the end of May.   If you know of anyone that would like us to share what God is doing please just send us a message and we will set something up.  
For those of you supporting us we are still with Global Church Planting Partners in Las Vegas.   Their information remains the same.   We are so excited and can not wait to get back “home” to Honduras, but have been so blessed during our time here.

Keep checking the blog, Walker is going to be sharing about his like as an MK (Missionary Kid) in Honduras.   He is so excited to be a part of God’s family and to be obediently sharing Christ with others.
 With much love and thanks,

Natalie   

Friday, February 10, 2012

Great times with great friends

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We are rounding up our first visit to the Nashville, TN area.   We will be moving on Sunday the 12th after going to church.   We have had so much fun and been so blessed being around great family and friends.    There have not been enough hours in the day to meet with everyone, but no fears we will be back soon.    We had an AMAZING time speaking with the children at PHBC this past Wednesday!    They are so amazing as are their fearless leaders!   We have a few more get together over the next two days and are planning many more for when we return.

Our schedule is below so you will know where we are headed and you can send us a message if we are headed near you.   We would love to hear from you!
Feb 12-15  St. Simons Island, GA
Feb 15-18  Orlando, FA (ECHO meeting)
Feb 18-19  Jacksonville, FA
Feb 19-20  Pensacola, FA
Feb 20-21 Hattiesburg, MS

Now, after that I have no idea exactly where we will be.   We are working on that right now!   We have several states we need to visit and we are just talking with our GPS about the best possible course! 

We ask that you pray for travel mercies and that all of the children fall under some sleeping spell while in the car!
 
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