Monday, June 13, 2005

June 2005 Newsletter

Time to Leave for Romania!!
The time has finally arrived!! I now have 85% of my support raised and my pastor has given me the go ahead to leave for Romania. My tickets are bought and my bags are packed!! I headed out to Woodstock, GA this past Saturday, and today was able to get my crate mostly packed. Now I have a couple days for last minute errands and to rest up and then I fly out from Atlanta this Wednesday evening--June 15th!! Upon my arrival in the capital city of Bucharest, I will then be taking a train and then a bus to the city of Targu Mures, where I will be settling. I am so excited that I will be making it over there in time to jump right into the summer ministries!! Please keep me in prayer as I travel.

Family News
As mentioned in my last newsletter, my younger sister and her husband are expecting their second child in December. Please keep Melody in prayer as she has been experiencing morning sickness and yet still must care for my rambunctious one year old nephew. Please keep my dad in your prayers also as he has been experiencing chest pain again. For those of you who don't know, he has had four stints put into his heart in the past three years. My parents are serving the Lord on the field of Mexico and things are going well there, but just keep my dad's health in your prayers. Also, keep praying for my new sister-in-law Dayana. All the paperwork has been filed for her visa, and now we are just waiting for everything to go through so that she can join my brother John here in the States. Please keep my brother Stephen in your prayers also as he serves in the Army in Korea. My family is getting scattered around the globe and who knows how long it will be before we will all be together in one place again!!

Ministry Needs:
*I have just gotten a laptop and hope to be able to get it installed with a DVD burner drive in the coming months...this will be a big help ministry-wise.
*I would also like to be able to get a digital camera/videocamera in the coming months. With this, and the laptop DVD drive, I will be able to put together a DVD presentation of the ministries I will be involved in to send to the churches as an update a couple times a year, as well as add pictures to my regular updates.
*Eventually I would love to be able to get a projector to hook up to the laptop to be able to show Bible stories and clean movies to the young people.
*I would also like to set up a webpage where everyone can go to read past newsletters and see pictures of the children and young people I will be ministering to. If anyone can give me suggestions on how to set one up, it would be greatly appreciated!!

Prayer Requests
*That I will have safety traveling to car, plane, train, and bus!!
*That the shipping of my crate will go smoothly with no surprise costs.
*That I will be able to jump right into several ministries upon my arrival in Targu Mures.
*That young people will come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.
*That God will be glorified in all that I do!!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!! May God richly bless you in all that you do!!

All for Him,

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