Tuesday, March 18, 2008

OMS Orientation

We have recently returned from OMS's Orientation for new missionary candidates. Thank you for all your prayers on our behalf. The Lord blessed us with traveling mercies both coming and going to our meetings. During the two-day sessions we learned many new things that will help us in our fund-raising efforts. As you can see in the picture, not only was it much colder than we're used to, but it snowed as well! Of course the kids thought this was just great. We are very thankful for the efforts of Heidi Walton who gathered winter snow gear (including boots!) for each of the kids. They had a great time playing in the snow. It really made the trip very enjoyable and memorable for them.

It was also a great trip for us as well. We had a good time learning more about what it means to be a missionary with OMS International. We also received training on face-to-face fund-raising, which is something we can begin right away. Thus, we are currently making appointments with people who could partner with us in this ministry God has called us to. We would like to ask you to pray for us as we begin this new phase of our ministry. Funding face-to-face is not something that either of us are naturally comfortable with; we know we have quite a bit of stretching ahead. However, we view this whole process as an adventure--not a daunting chore to be completed. We are confident that the Lord will do great and mighty things on our behalf. In all honesty, we are humbled and privileged to be a part of what the Lord has planned for our ministry partners and for the Mexican field as well.