Greetings, Praying friends and family,
We are back in Odenton for a little downtime for the next two weeks before heading south and west for two months(-ish). We are taking the time to get a few necessities resolved, and will also be attempting to fill more of our schedule for the coming year.
We just finished up a fantastic missions conference at Salisbury Baptist Temple. Pastor Leto and the people there made us feel like family, and we made good friends it was hard to say goodbye to. We praise the Lord that we were able to be a part of their missions conference.
Some general news for us: Lena was able to get the temporary stamp in her passport, so that is an answer to prayer. With the ever-changing landscape of Covid restrictions, we believe it wise to wait until the requirements for travel have stabilized. That said, we are still anticipating traveling to Germany this summer. Pray that everything would line up for that to happen.
Simeon is as active as ever! He has been running all over the place, climbing and getting into everything. He tends to wear us parents out within the first few hours of the day. It may be a less-spiritual prayer, but please ask God to give us the endurance to keep up with our growing bundle of energy.
Our support has reached around 75%. The calculations are still a little fuzzy, and I think that we are a percent or two under, but we are definitely close! The reality of our departure later this year is starting to sink in, and we have been going through our belongings to downsize for our move to Germany. Three requests to go with that: 1) Pray for our support levels; we would like to reach 85% by the end of winter and full support by summertime. 2) Pray for our passage fund, which currently is ~15% but growing quickly. 3) Pray that we would wisely consolidate our belongings.
As always, thank you for your prayers! We have seen God bring us this far because His people pray, and we know He will bring us to an expected end!