Friday, July 17, 2009

Hooray

We are pleased to tell you that we finished our last BIG edit for our book. We're so thankful to have that chapter done for now so we can turn our eyes onto the next 2 weeks. We hope to have more word about the book in the next few weeks. Our editors will be working their magic to get it the right word length and grammatically sound.

Dale and I will be on a 14 day road trip, driving first to Orcas Island, off the coast of Seattle, for something called "Kindling's Fest" hosted by Dick Staub. We are hoping to enjoy some retreating of our own as well as reuniting with friends and Soulation connections. And you better believe we'll be taking notes about good things to adapt for our retreats.

One week from tomorrow we leave Seattle area and head south to mid-California region to speak for a week long Water Ski High School Church Camp.

Here's what we need prayer for:
  1. Strength, we had very little turn around time between events/deadlines this summer. Even though we've been home for 1 full month we've moved, hosted a retreat and finished our 1st book together. We want to feel both refreshed by our retreat time and prepared to help the teens think more deeply about their faith. We need strength to let ourselves relax and gear up.
  2. Joy as we drive, relax, network and speak together. It's been about a month since we've been on the road, and as we gear up to go back out, we want to remember why we really love doing this
  3. Preparation for teen's hearts to be receptive as this camp is at least 15% un-churched. Our theme is re-introducing Jesus. We hope they will love him more when the week is over.
  4. Safety and creativity- we're taking our corgis with us on this one and we need both safety for all of us as we drive, but also creativity to keep everyone cool enough during these warm weeks. We look forward to watching our little Ladies run in the fields at a little dog-friendly farm we found on Orcas Island.

Off to pack!
Jonalyn (for Dale, too).

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