Sunday, October 11, 2009

David & Alana

The end of September, we had visitors David (Lumpy) and Alana stay on campus with us for two weeks.  We are all praying about the possibility of them working with us in Vanuatu as logisitics support.  In other words, they would be living in Vila (the capital city) and would hook us up with sending us supplies in the bush, be our emergency contact, help us out with transport for you when you come to visit us, etc.  They are a fun, genuine couple truly desiring to serve the Lord and others.  We are so blessed to have had the chance to get to know them and hang out for a few weeks.  They have just recently moved way up to northern Australia to live and work in an Aboriginal community.  They have commitments for the next year or so there, so we will all continue to pray about God's leading for our team.  Please pray with us and for David and Alana that the Lord would especially use this time in their lives to prepare them for future ministry, whether that be with us or others. 

While they were here, we went to my 1st ever rugby game, which is pretty wild to see.  We also drove about 1 1/2 hours from here up the mountains to snow.  David and Alana hadn't seen snow in TWENTY-SOME years - can you imagine?  It's not common in Australia, by the way.  :)  So it was fun to experience with them.  Alana made her first ever snow angel!  We drove through some areas that were burnt in the bush fires here the beginning of last year and it was eerie to see how much damage fire can really do, yet amazing to see how vibrant new growth is.  It made me think of the verse that says "He gave me beauty for ashes..." 

Check out the very last picture.  Lumpy does some photography and took this one of one of our albino kangaroos looking at a bunny.  So cute!  :)

Check out the video!!

Hey friends!  A few months ago we made a new video with some ministry updates.  Hopefully a lot of you have seen it or will see it at your churches.  We sent loads out to churches we presented at on our travels in the US before coming overseas.  If you haven't seen it yet, check with your pastor to ask if your church received a video.  Watch it here (cuts off the last 1/4 of the screen on the right) or click the YouTube link below to see the full version.  Enjoy!

Team Vanuatu video 2009