Sunday, October 25, 2009

Encouraging Times

Two months ago we were down. We felt stuck, defeated, and tired in the support raising process.

But God has been moving lately! It has been so amazing to watch our support jump from 30% up to 50% the last month and a half. He has also brought us into contact with people who have been an unbelievable encouragement to us. God has placed people like Brandt & Shannon Luke, Aaron Schaefer, Mike Fitz, Christina Stanton, and Curt & Jana Austin in our life at just the right time to say just the right things. Thanks for allowing God to work through you.

Another key moment was hanging out with Josh Patty on Tuesday, he was in town from Slovenia for just a few days. It was so encouraging to talk and dream about our roles and the future of Slovenia. One thing that stood out was the need for extreme discipleship among university students. He mentioned that the old Bible study once a week just isn't cutting it. It is so hard for the students who follow Jesus to continue in their faith in the midst of the constant pull/pressure of their family, friends, and society to abandon or minimize their relationship with God instead of following hard and pressing into Him. One of the long term dreams of JV in Slovenia is to start a dorm house for the college students to live in community and love Jesus together as they study. To be honest, our hearts began to pound in our chest’s as we thought about the possibility of walking with Slovene students in that way and entering into intense discipleship with them.

Things are coming together and we are so stoked.


Barbara said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear that!
Can't wait for you to come!
I'm praying for you =)

Marc Peter said...

That is very encouraging. Glad things are moving along now. Praying for you guys. :)

Terry said...

Get over here already! Oh yeah, good God always know best!

Polona said...

Yeeeeeej, I really hope you'll be here soon! WE NEED YOU!
I'm praying for you! :)

Josh and Kristi said...

Just have to say you are on my heart a lot these days. Love the way you are responding to God's leading. And also like the photo of the hot guy you posted on your blog! Nice.

Meta said...

I am praying for you and I trust God will do more amazing things in a way that comes. Wish you were here already.