Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Show Up...

Just a note to update...

In the last few months, we’ve been working to develop relationships in a local neighborhood, partnering with friends and a couple local churches. 
It has been a beautiful thing to watch simple stuff like meal-sharing, home improvements, games, and conversations make such a difference in people’s lives... including our own.

There are places here in Ohio, California, Thailand, and every place in the world that are broken, isolated, and hopeless.

But the light always pours in from our willing hearts if we let it. Miracles happen when you just show up. Get your marching orders from Jesus, show up, and your ‘to do list’ writes itself.

So many cool things are unfolding in our new friendships. We are excited to see what unravels in the months to come. 

So far, we've had the gift of being invited into complicated family situations to help them work things out. We've gotten opportunities to lead people into healthy social development. We have been blessed with watching kids begin to discover purpose and community. Together with friends, we've had the opportunity to do community events that just communicate how important these families are to us and to God. 
It's pretty awesome to learn so much about life as we listen to the stories of others, and become a part of them.

One should never underestimate the impact they can make from even the most simple interactions with people.
Everyone has their own story… some are stuck in destructive patterns, and are hurting and isolated. 
Let’s meet them there. See what happens.

This is what we’ve chosen ten years ago to give our lives to full-time. It’s been scary and beautiful. 
Some days it feels like hovering over the dark void waiting for the voice of Almighty to speak “light”.

We need some help as we venture into the unknown… wanna come aboard?
You can... Here’s how:

You may make tax-deductible donations on just a one-time basis, or even a monthly basis (you can even set up automatic monthly withdrawal if you wish) here on this blog, using the PayPal button. It will go directly to YWAM Modesto, they will process funds for us, and deposit into our financial institution.

Heartland Christian Center in Wooster, OH has also offered to be an option for channeling tax-deductible donations to us for those of you who wish to do so.
Checks may be sent to:
Heartland Christian Center
1741 Oak Hill Rd
Wooster, OH 44691 
Our names cannot be on checks, only an attached note to indicate that funds be directed to our family.

Thank you, and may God bless you richly with peace.

Jimmy, Kelly, Mila, Zion, Gabriel, and Ezra