26 April 2010 ~ 2 Comments

April…Where Did You Go?

Has it really been almost a month since I posted last?
April has been pretty crazy.
Some quick updates and recap for you.

  • Busy month as we entered our second month of raising support.
  • Was actually out of town for 19 days since the beginning of April.
  • Had a great time leading worship at Rancho Vista Church on Easter and getting to spend the holiday with my mom & sister.
  • Unfortunately our family decided to get sick on Easter.  The day after, Caleb ralphed for the first time in his 3 1/2 years of life and was then kind enough to pass it on to Rachel and I who stayed up for hours on end in the bathroom that night.
  • Got to share at Oasis church who also hosted a lunch for us to raise support.  Pretty cool for Rachel to stand in the building her dad led the church he planted in, 20 years after he started it, and get to share about God calling us to church plant.
  • That night we had a support raising dessert with a group of core families from the Crosswinds days.  Again, so cool to have a bunch of special peeps who watched Rachel grow up since she was 6 years old lay hands on us and pray for us and Missio Dei Community.
  • Had a fun trip to Portland where we got to hang with Kari and I got to connect with some really great friends there: Boomer, Lisa, Izak, Linzee, and Noah.
  • Went to Catalyst West Coast with Rachel and Katie.  Great time of connecting with others and getting some good nuggets of wisdom to chew on as we all dream about and lead into the future of Missio Dei.
  • Today I start training to work the next couple of months for the U.S. Census Bureau.  Perfect job to get us a little more distance while we keep on raising support.  Right now we are about 33% of the way to our initial support raising goal.
  • We drove back home last night with Rachel’s little brother, Isaac, in the car with us.  He’s moving in with us for the month of May to help out with the kidlets while Rachel finishes up her tutoring job and I start the Census job.

There you go.
A really quick snapshot of the past month of our lives.

In the middle of all that, we’ve still been able to get together regularly in Santa Cruz with our starting crew for Missio Dei Community.
It’s been cool getting to worship together and ask God what he wants to do with us in this community.
Last week we got together for some planning of the summer, and tonight we gather again to worship, pray, and hang with one another.

It’s a very different season of life for us.
We’re still figuring out our rhythms and there are plenty of uncertainties, but I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible right now.
Even with all the uncertainties, it’s exciting to be right in the middle of seeing God work, guide, and provide for us and our family.

Now I’ll try and get better at working in the rhythm of blogging again so you can share the journey with us!
Feel free to throw out any questions about any of it in the comments and I’ll get back to sharing our life with you hear on the blog.
Now it’s off to work for “the man!”

2 Responses to “April…Where Did You Go?”

  1. bobby 28 April 2010 at 7:40 pm Permalink

    Yes it is!
    http://missiodeisantacruz.org/give/resources/

    Thanks!

  2. kimmie herbert 28 April 2010 at 4:04 pm Permalink

    wow – I am so glad Issac could come and help with the kids! What an adventure! Ready to give online, is it up yet?


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