DB Update – Sep 16, 2011Posted: September 16, 2011
On the one hand, there’s officially about a week left in summer. On the other hand, it’s after Labor Day. Either way, the hiatus is over. Time to start blogging again.
We’ve been in El Paso for almost two months, and it really feels like home.
We got a surprise after we’d been here a couple of weeks. Bridget’s sister had lied to us led us to believe that she wasn’t visiting… which we were a bit upset about. So when she showed up with her kids a few weeks later, it was a pleasant surprise. With Ezra being here for the summer, Nyla and Noah’s arrival gave us a full house, which was a blast. We had about a month with everybody here. The apartment feels a bit empty now, but we’re always grateful for the time with the kids.
In the meantime, the work of ministry goes on. I’m currently teaching two classes regularly, and getting ready to add a third. We’re enjoying the life of the church here. There are a lot of opportunities to grow and help others to do so, especially the kids that I’m working with. I have several ideas for where I want to take the family and youth ministry here, and I’m glad that I’ve been given a lot of freedom to structure things according to my vision. I’m really excited about the coming days.
It’s not all ups, though. Bridget and I are still wrestling with US Immigration to get her status changed. At the moment, we need to provide them with a document that we don’t have because it only comes with the status we’re applying for… If that didn’t make any sense to you, imagine our frustration. But in any case, please pray for us everybody.
In the meantime, we rejoice over what God is doing at Montwood, and that we get to be a part of it. Stay tuned…