It's October!!! Fall is here: we walked out the door the other day in shorts and promptly turned around to put on something warmer :) We have moved to JAARS out in Waxhaw, NC... and we are so so thankful that we are on the other side of those two weeks when we moved! Moving is hard stuff!
Now it's time for our ICC training that runs the whole month of Oct. We will try to give you updates via the blog as to how it is all going.
So what is going on with you? How can we pray for you better? We really want to pray for you well, so give us a shout!
Thank you so much for your prayers over us this past month. They were felt every step of the way! We would not have made it through so well without you!!!
God has been bringing our new partners in in unexpected ways. Its fun to get small peeks into what He is up to. Our church has parternered with us, along with another church from Ohio! Plus there is another church in the mountains of NC that we'll be speaking at in Nov. that might be partnering with us as well!
We lived through moving and have made it to our training. We can't believe it is really here. It is the last big training before we leave for PNG.
God has provided just the right team of people to take John's place at work. He feels good about being able to step away from his job, and focus on training and partnership building full time!
Please pray for us during this training. It is quite intensive. Pray that we are open to what God is trying to teach us this month, and that we have the endurance to do all our work well while still doing life full time with the kiddos. Pray for the kids as they are away from us in the mornings, for their safety, health, and hearts.
Please pray for new partners. And that they can sign up without any hitches. We pray they see the need to sign up now so that we can move forward in our work for PNG. Many things we cannot even start working on, like our visas, till we are much closer to 100% of our monthly partnership, and it can take months for visas to be approved.
Please pray for our family as we are juggling so much; that we can find moments alone together, that we find joy in our work, and that we are able to stay connected with you well during this month. Pray that we would glorify our Father with not only our actions but with our heart and our attitudes.
We love you all so much,
John and Kristi Craig