And 2 months later ...
We have been busy.
September saw me primarily in the print shop at church.
30,000 Tagalog John and Romans being assembled for the Philipines.
I have enjoyed working usually 2 days a week in the shop for the past 3 months.
sometimes inspecting and boarding,
sometimes using the glue binder.
We collated the last one yesterday,
now there are just about 5,000 left to bind!
Our big event was in October.
We took a road trip to Tampa, FL.
Some of our friends were attending a Baptist World Mission Conference
and seeking to be appointed as missionaries to Colombia.
Hubby and I went with them to watch their four littles during the day.
It was a ministry slightly out of our comfort zone,
but it was the right thing to do.
While we were there,
we were able to catch up with our nephew and his family.
They were home from Colombia for a brief time.
We enjoyed meeting our "great-nieces" and appreciated their love of family.
We also caught up one morning with one of hubby's sisters :)
We have also been editing hubby's new study in Isaiah.
After 3 years, it is finally nearing completion.
It will be published in 3 volumes.
Volumes 1 and 2 have been edited and physical copies ordered
and we are into volume 3.
We also had a missions conference at our own church which involved many nights
as well as meals for missionaries.
We really enjoyed the missionaries and a challenge to pray specifically.
The first care package idea went off fairly well.
We did an "open when" package.
The package was filled with letters labeled on the outside with "open when ..."
Church members wrote notes corresponding to the topic and some even stuck in little surprises.
"Open when you feel sick." - I included some Emergen-C
"Open when you feel bored." - one lady included word puzzles
"Open when you are tired." - an encouragement to rest, and a package of instant mocha
You get the idea.
We even put together an evangelistic box for a summer intern from hubby's work.
Now we are collecting food items for one more box before the end of the semester.
This is a great opportunity for new members at church to be involved
or even for those who are still deciding but want to have some ministry opportunity.
The students gave me some of their likes and wish lists were made available to the church.
Hubby has at least 2 more teaching opportunities this 2018.
I will be attempting Children's Church with the littlest people (2-5) in the month of November.
Soon we will be into the holidays,
so we will be searching for a family to adopt for the day.
Or maybe this year it will just be quiet holidays ...
with some extra rest.
I hope you will forgive the lack of posts.
Rejoice with us at God's provision of ministry opportunities.
God is faithful.