Already Moving AGAIN?!
A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. This verse in Proverbs 16:9 leaves out all the panic, stress, and chances to trust Him caused somewhere between the plan we have and God's direction doesn't it! This verse has become our life verse.
The video above is about what is happening in our lives here and a big move that will happen in just a few weeks. Here's a summary of the video:
We have received our visas and are legal until 2020!
There has been a major building project we've been able to help with here at the Calvary Chapel in Montebelluna!
Lastly, Landon has been asked to take the role as pastor at a church that started about twelve years ago. It has been pastored by Craig, who also pastors the church in Montebelluna, runs the bible college, and has been going through a battle with cancer for a few years. Needless to say, he needs the help and we feel strongly that this the way God is calling us alongside the believers here in Italy.
Please write us if you have any questions or prayer requests. We love hearing from you.
Landon, Rachel, Avila, & Holden
We're so grateful for you the faithful people who make the ministry here possible financially. It is encouraging to see God answer our prayers so practically through you.
People have asked if we still need support now that I'll be pastoring in Feltre. Valid question and the answer is absolutely yes. We will be serving a very small church. Their giving keeps the lights on and pays rent, but not much more than that. We're so grateful that we can devote our time fully to discipling, teaching the word, learning the language, and our prayer is that God raises up these local Italians to reach their people in cities surrounding us in Feltre. The journey is just beginning!
Thank you for praying for us... please send us your prayer requests so we can be praying for you too.
For an apartment to move to in Feltre and a smooth exit so far from Montebelluna . We sign the contract tomorrow for our new place.
For the people who were baptized a few weeks ago in Montebelluna and one of our friends we serve with was just ordained as a pastor. God is working here.
For Alyssa, Carolyn, and Jenna, dear friends who have now all come to visit us here in Italy. They've been such a huge blessing to us and have made our adjustment so much easier. Thanks to everyone who sent goodies with them.
God is building fruitful relationships with us and our neighbors!
For our family as we begin complete Italian immersion as we move to a church and town that doesn't speak hardly any English. We have a lot to learn!
Pray for a friend who is considering coming alongside the work in Feltre with us, that God would lead them and speak into their life.
Pray for our marriage to be blessed and filled with God's presence, grace, and unity.
Quick understanding and retention of the Italian culture and language as we're starting language study consistently in September.
For our financial team that the Lord would lead people to be part of making the work in Italy financially possible. Keep praying for this are, we've seen God provide and want to be consistent to continue to ask.
Answered Prayer (from previous lists)
✓ We praise God for His direction in our lives and for leading us to Feltre to serve Jesus with those people. We are so excited!
✓ We found a great car to purchase with the money from the cars we sold before we left. It has already changed so much of how we do things and all the documents lined up so we purchased it three days before we really needed it... after a six month wait.
✓ We received our Permesso di Soggiorno (permission to live) in Italy. This makes us legal here for till 2020.
✓ For our last car to sell. It is on the lot at Downtown Auto Sales in Bakersfield. Believers bought both of our cars before we moved!
✓ For the transition as our family lives with family and friends. We had such amazing hosts, thank you to my fam, Rach's fam, and the Librings!
✓ The perfect apartment and neighbors for our family once we move to Italy. We show a short clip of our place in the video! We love it and its beginning to feel like home.
✓ God has really blessed the class Landon has taught this spring '18 semester. His students were very engaged and worked hard.