Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our First Full Week in Indiana

Yesterday marked our first full week as residents of Indiana.  As most of our life has been the past few years (especially the past few months!) it has been hard but good.

God has provided in so many ways, its hard to even list.  The other day, I made a list of all the people who helped us in a major way with this move, and I came up with a full page of names.  That is God's grace to us, an undeserved present from Him for which I am grateful.  This move could not have happened without the love and support of many friends and family members.  I am humbled by it all, but also reminded of how much God is in this move, by his provision (several major things he even provided before we knew we needed it!)

This move has been such a sweet reminder to us of how good it is to be in fellowship with God's people.  Our church in California helped us majorly with the move: friends put in many, many long hours to help us pack up and clear out and clean up our house.  And our church here has welcomed us with open arms from the first day we got here, feeding us, helping us find a place to live, even loaning us folding chairs right now while we don't yet have furniture.  Our Christian brothers and sisters are truly family in every sense of the word.

Thank you for all of your prayers for us.  So much of this move was a step of faith: moving here without a place to live or a job for Alex or even health insurance for my pregnancy.  But we knew that God, who is a loving Father, is more eager to provide for us than even we are to provide for Esther.  And he has shown much kindness to us.

Please continue to pray for us, as we are still trusting God to provide in some big ways in the next few weeks.

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