Happy October! What is fall like where you are? Here in Wyoming, it's ushered in with a panorama of brilliant fall colors. The leaves started changing in mid-September, and the blend of golden aspens, red maples and oaks, and dark green fir trees is absolutely beautiful. Even the wildflowers joined in with bright golden sunflowers and reddish-orange ground covering. Thankfully, the colors have lasted quite a few weeks - which is a thrill to this former New England girl!
Autumn also marks the beginning of snowy season... in fact, we "enjoyed" our... (Read more)
It has been a very full summer so far! The last two months have been filled with ministry activity, community involvement, and fellowship with other ministry couples, along with all the regular responsibilities of life. Some of the highlights have included:
Praise the Lord, we finally have a house to move into! We found a nice mobile home park in town that had a few available units, and finally heard back yesterday afternoon that we'd been approved for a newer 3-bed 2-bath. We were a bit nervous about the idea of living in a mobile home throughout the long Wyoming winters, but this one seems very well constructed and winterized, and the park management seems very responsive and eager to keep their residents happy and safe.
In the midst of this housing transition, we have already been quite busy with ministry. Besides... (Read more)
For those who have been following our journey, we made it to our new hometown last night around 8 PM Mountain Time!!! We'll be here in Kemmerer, WY, for the next year or so. It's a small town in southwestern Wyoming, with a population of about 3000 and elevation of around 6950. Right now it's about 50 degrees and very dry, which is a very welcome change from the humid 80 degree weather we left in SC!
We are so thankful that God provided a place to stay here while we look for housing. The owner of this hotel is actually a member of Grace Baptist, and has generously... (Read more)
We've had a long nine months of waiting for God's timing in moving West, and all of sudden things are happening! There's been a lot of exciting developments over the past few weeks regarding our cross-country move, and everything's starting to come together rather quickly.
The first detail to fall into place was the Lord's provision of a full-time work-from-home computer programming job for James. This was a big step toward narrowing down our internship location, since it will mean he doesn't have to depend on finding an EMS job in the community. The flexibility of... (Read more)