Saturday, September 27, 2008

Making Memories

One of the things that Matt and I love to do is meeting with a couple to do their pre-marital counseling. Not long after we got home from Europe, our pastor asked us if we were free to meet with a couple who was planning their upcoming wedding. We had a blast getting to know Stuart and Marissa and felt quite honored to be invited into this part of their preparation.

A little over a week ago we went to their beautiful wedding.

Marissa & Stuart - we're so proud of you guys!

My Work Buddy

This is Hobbes - he keeps me company during the day while I do computer work at home. Isn't he just the cutest thing ever?!

Hobbes, (as in Calvin & Hobbes), is my sister's yorkie. He's got all the cuteness of a small dog without the yappiness.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Check This Out

I recently read an article in Christianity Today describing a new way to share the Christian faith . . . similar to the idea of the Four Laws, only this new method focus on new life in Christ AND kingdom living. Not long after I read the article a friend sent me a link to a video presentation of this method. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

The Big Story

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back in Blogging Land

It's hard to believe we've been home a little over two months already! The time has flown by.

I (Sharon) had the opportunity to work at Multnomah for two months - filling in for the lady who took my former position there while she was away on maternity leave. What a blessing it was to spend time with my friends at Multnomah again. Seeing all the students arrive there last week made me anxious to get back into working with college students again! Our initial plan was to try to get back over to Europe in January or February . . . but we've needed to rearrange our plans a bit
. . . because we found out we are expecting a new little Mormance!! To make a long story short, this is an answer to many years of prayer! Each day the Lord gives us with this little one is a gift to us. We pray that He will allow us to carry this child to term and have a healthy baby.

Now we are planning on going back over to Europe next summer, hopefully in July. This brings me to our second piece of good news: we found out that we have been officially accepted to Josiah Venture so we can begin building a ministry partner base. We are so excited to join the work that the Lord is doing in the country of Slovenia! And we are excited to join our friends who are already living and serving there!

This is photo of us at the Josiah Venture spring conference held in Czech a few months ago:

(We are in the top right corner.)