Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hopeful News

Our time in New Hampshire surprised us with the way God uses us when we feel most needy and weak. Dale and I connected so swiftly with the high school students, noticing how many were hungry to know what God valued in them. One student told Dale after a talk, "You didn't tell us how we're awful and sinful like so many speakers do. Thank you for showing us why we're valuable." We've been enjoying connecting with them over email the last few weeks.

Perhaps the most unexpected part of our time in New Hampshire was the invitation our friends (who serve as president of the school we spoke at) extended to us to speak again, all last minute like, for the young adult Sunday School class. We were in town for an extra few days to enjoy time with our friends, so we threw together a talk using stories from our lives we have not, to date, shared publicly.

The response was overwhelmingly positive. We've been in contact with several of these people as well. We only wished we had recorded it, but know we'll be doing talks like this (covering spiritual abuse and how God's love sets us free) again and again.

These next few weeks we're home and enjoying summer turning to fall. We need your prayer for
  1. preparing for three talks for the Salvation Army's Young Adult (13-35) Retreat in Dallas
  2. our house in town is showing right now and since the market has been so slow, we pray that these people who love it and want to buy it!
  3. rest and strength as our baby grows and Jonalyn is starting to really notice :) We want to leave for our next trip with full health.
  4. Thankfulness that God met us in New Hampshire!


cleireac said...

Looking forward to seeing you folks again!

cleireac said...

BTB, that was from me, Capt. Hank Harwell in Dallas...