Emil and I believe with all our hearts that 2019 is going to be a great year! It’s a new season, not just a new year. A word that came forth at a New Year’s Eve gathering was, “I will see to it that 2019 is your most startling year, days of reconstruction and continued rebirth. A year from now things are going to look a lot different!” No matter what is happening in the world, we are going to experience amazing and “startling” things, including breakthroughs for which we’ve been praying! Our expectations for this new year have been growing, especially in the last few weeks of 2018! God’s promises are true and He wants to fulfill them in our lives. Our words are so important. I love what George Pearsons said Sunday, ”This is a year of abundant harvest, in every area in which you have sown.” Then he said, “Expect abundant harvest on the good seed you have sown and declare crop failure on the negative seed you have sown.” I love that! We are watching our words this year because we have experienced more and more that we set our course by our words. Malachi 3:16 says, “Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored His name.” God hears what we say and blesses us accordingly. He wants to bless us! It’s His joy to bless us! My sister Colleen and I were talking this morning and she commented with joy and awe, “Every detail of God is so amazing!” It reminded me that no matter how much we think we know God, there is so much more we don’t know! This year we’re focusing on knowing Him better and better, on speaking words that sow good seed, on the unseen that God is orchestrating on our behalf, and on being aware of the awesome things He’s doing! We are already looking forward to looking back on 2019 and marveling at all He did! Happy New Year everyone!
We have been engrossed in packing up our apartment this month. Our house loan closes tomorrow and we will begin doing some things in the house while moving small things over this weekend. The final part of moving is our furniture, which will be moved next Saturday, March 3rd. We’ll be back with updates then!
We have been here in Woodland Park, Colorado for just over 2 weeks and are getting settled. More soon!
Our moving day was moved up from Saturday to Tuesday, people were available to help so we scrambled to get ready and, as a result, spent the first night in our new home last night. Sometimes we make our best laid plans, but must always be open to what God is orchestrating and prompting and move when He moves! So thank You Lord for acceleration!
We have just closed on our new home base right off the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, and we are in the process of moving in! We are sensing a new beginning! More to come!
We are taking the month of January to get refreshed with the Lord, and to get re-focused for the year to come!!!! The Lord has given us several promptings to sit with Him, read His Word, and Rest in Him. So check back in February!!!
Praying that 2015 will be a year of the abundance of the Lord, including more of His presence, provision, peace and power in your lives.
It’s 12 days since our last post and we are STILL working on that newsletter. We need to hire someone to post daily for us, or at least a few times a week! It’s COLD here and we’ve had some snow but God is still setting up divine appointments for us! We are grateful that He uses all of us who are willing and available to reach out to those who don’t know His love. May you have a wonderful day next Thursday giving Him thanks!
We were treated to a wonderfully refreshing pastors/missionaries conference in Brookings, South Dakota the first part of this week. It was a wonderful time of meeting people and hearing testimonies of how the Holy Spirit is working through people just like you and us! Thank you to our pastors for taking us along with them. It was truly a blessing.
We just got back from the lake where a wonderful photographer from our church took pictures of us and the bike and banner for the new brochure we are working on! We haven’t had a new picture for 10 years. Our thanks to June for such a blessing! Can’t wait to have them. (Update: You can see our new BWB picture at the top of our Photo Gallery page!)