Monday, January 17, 2011

January...for rrreal

Well, I almost feel like some re-introductions are in order.  Yep, it's been awhile.  I remember the last post, it was Christmas morning.  We had a wonderful Christmas...full of family and friends and many blessings.  Thank you to the all the Ismerts and all the Nichols for the love and festive times!

A few days after Christmas I left for Ecuador!  It was a Wilderness Ranch trip with the purpose of exploring a partnership with Summit Adventure regarding a "Missions & Mountaineering" course they've organized for the past 7 or so years.  It was a great course that definitely jumpstarted my imagination about the possibilities for YL and Summit to work together in ministry in Ecuador.  The highlights of the trip were working at the church/school/community center known as Remanse d'Amor, a Christian ministry in a very poor neighborhood that is really showing incredible fruit.  And we were fortunate enough to summit a mountain called Cayambe (18,996 ft). 

And now we are back in BV!  Wow.  Back in the office and so much is going on!  Lisa has gone 99 mph on the adoption paperwork and the 1st round of documents, tests, reports etc should be completed any day now.  God has been going warp speed on providing us encouragement in many ways, just kind words, special moments with Campbell, and also in terms of finances.  Thank you to everyone who has encouraged us and thanks be to God for his power and mercy on us.

We've got so much to be thankful for...I don't want to overwhelm just a single blog I intend to get back on here tomorrow with more.  But this a great start!