I’m a little behind on my updates. Been a busy couple of months. The mission trip went great during Spring Break 2018. Victory Baptist churches from Paris and Seagoville went to the Camp at Huachichil Mexico and we had several first time mission trippers. We made some great friends and had an awesome trip. It was great seeing hearts changed for missions but more importantly one from our group got saved on the trip!
My last day employed as a nurse practitioner at the family practice clinic was March 29 and since then I have been boxing up and sorting thru stuff at our home of 20+ years. It’s been a big job to get done. Marty has sold his truck and we are waiting to find the right one that does not weigh too much to be able to cross the border in Mexico. Our camper is still for sale but I keep telling Marty that God is going to allow me to use it one more time for my favorite time of the year at the lake during Memorial Day. Our church has so many activities during that weekend and we usually camp for over a week during that time and it’s my favorite time at the lake getting to visit with my church family.
We were able to go to the Hilltop Missions Conference April 22-25, 2018 and met with the World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency board on that Monday and was announced on that Wednesday as new missionaries thru their STEP program! Short Term Evangelism Program (STEP) is a program that will sanction believers as Short Term Missionary Helpers allowing them to raise support, get proper orientation, and be united on the field with a host missionary. And if that Wednesday wasn’t exciting enough, Marty also got to preach at our home church that night! He did an awesome job and I couldn’t be prouder of him. It is exciting to see God use him.
We finished our missions video that we will use on deputation to the churches. We got our prayer cards in too. And during the mission trip our pastor and his wife bought us some awesome items to use on our missions table. It is all coming together.
May the 9th was our last service in with our youth. I may have cried a couple times. We had been back there with them for probably 8 years. They got us a nice plaque and a cake. We will miss being back there with them but it is time to start focusing on our next journey. At least we still plan to go to camp with them in June.
We have both completed 5 courses from Arlington Baptist University (ABU) thru their RLI (Real Life Institute) distance education program and received our certificates of completion May 12, 2018 at the ABU graduation ceremony. While there we were also able to see our pastor graduate with his Master’s degree. It was a great day.
Please continue to pray for us. The next step is to go thru the mission board training in July and start booking churches for our deputation to raise support for Mexico.
God is so good to us!