So we come to the end of an interesting week. We started the week by announcing an exciting new opportunity that Julie is taking this summer as she plans and prepares for a week of mission in an orphanage in Haiti.
Thank you so much to so many who have taken the time to read this blog and comment back your support for the steps we are taking. We really are excited.
I am sure that there are some folks who are wondering what the next steps are for us in the journey, and some have even asked how they can help out. We are truly thankful for the encouragement and the prayers we have already received. For us, the next steps are simple and will be changing as we approach the departure date. At present we wanted to give just a couple of things for people to consider and over the next few weeks we will be sure to update these and add any more requests as they arise. Our first ‘next steps’ are these:
Please commit to pray for Julie one day per week until she returns.
We would like to set up a prayer network to cover this trip in prayer. This may sound very fancy, but really what we are hoping to do is to have few people who commit to spending just a couple of minutes one day per week praying for Julie, the team and our family. Would you consider picking one day per week, say every Monday, from now until July when you will just take a few minutes and pray for us? It would be great if we had each day covered in prayer by a few of our friends. We will be sending out specific prayer requests as they arise. At present please just pray for our family as we prepare for this trip.
Please consider supporting Julie financially
The total cost of this trip will be around $1600 and we have been asking the Lord to provide. God has been good to us and has provided an opportunity for Jason to do some additional hours of clinical work to raise some money but we would be most appreciative of any donations that you felt led to offer. We are in the process of setting up an online facility to allow people to donate and will pass out that information as soon as we get it.
We really do feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family members who love us, support us and are willing to walk through our adventures with us. God has been good to us.
Jason and Julie