….And we were worried!?…

12.7.14 And We were worried?

We have some great news! God has given us a place to call HOME in Southern California!

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We have officially been approved to lease a 3BR/1.5BA townhouse in Mission Viejo, CA which is RIGHT where we hoped to be.  Location is perfect and is close to: many of the colleges and Universities we needed to be near for ministry, major airports missionaries use, down the street from Interstate 5 (which is a major artery of travel), it’s south LA so easier to reach San Diego area colleges, and even close to Bree’s extended family!

It’s amazing to me how much we tend to struggle with anxiety and fear when He asks us to walking out in faith… but He has always been so faithful to us and provided for us. This provision is just another example.  If we are honestly… it was such a roller coaster of a process… and we gave into anxiety many times… but God came through as He always does.

Our move date is December 28th which is coming up soon! For the rest of December we will be up in our home area of Northern California with the goal of finishing strong in our season of raising partnerships.

Lastly, we will be needing to furnishing this ministry home and will be starting from close to ground zero.  Right before moving to CA we lost our car when a dear dashed into us on the road and we ended up needing to part ways with the majority of our household possessions…  If you are interested in partnering with us in this way, please check out our “needs list” http://bit.ly/1u6pXdC.

MK Caregivers Conference ’14

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Last month, we had an awesome opportunity to attend the Missionary Kid Caregivers Conference in Kansas City, MO.  More than 50 professionals from seventeen mission agencies profited from formal presentations and informal discussions on the subject of discipleship of missionary kids and families, among other things.

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We were so blessed as our ministry network exploded with new contacts.  It was one solid week of incredible conversations and brainstorming.  Can’t wait to see what God has in store for all that we learned.

IMG_6287Our New Tribes MK Care team also took advantage of the gathering and held some team meetings of our own which was wonderful considering most of our meetings are held over conference calls.

Summer @ Windermere

8.31.13 Summer @ Windermere

We had a great summer serving at Windermere Christian Camp in Missouri.  We were the summer staff coordinators for 56 high school and college aged students. Our apartment was situated right smack in the middle of the dorm area and so we often had students in our home well past midnight playing board games and watching movies.  Our roles consisted of running bible studies, organizing the Sunday staff church, and planning about one event/activity a week.  If that didn’t keep us busy enough, we also managed the camp’s giftshop.  Pete managed the finances and inventory while Bree managed the store staff, designed merchandise, and often ran the register.  So the summer consisted of many hats, but somehow God used the time to grow us tremendously in our faith, patience, and abilities. 

In you’re interested we have pictures on our Facebook http://on.fb.me/17aF357

We are now moved back into our little apartment at New Tribes Missionary Training Center for our FINAL semester of training.

 

8.31.13 MTC Life - Our Ministries

Here at MTC, we are to be involved in ministry within the local community. Bree is currently working with a local teen pregnancy center and I am working with our local YoungLife chapter.  We are both additionally involved in a youth group made up of the high school Missionary Kids whose parents work at the MTC.  What a cool way to get into the community here and have a chance to put what we learn into practice!