Monthly Archives: April 2013

After the floods…

Greetings readers! We know we haven’t posted in a while, and I wish I could say that we tried as hard as we could. Sorry, but the blog fell to the wayside with our recent move. We hope to be able to re-establish a habit soon of making this regular, because we like writing it and hearing back from you!

We have been through the Indiana flood season and made it through with only minor water spots in the house we are staying in; God protected us from what could have been a lot of damage. It has been an interesting couple weeks, getting out of Texas and trying to settle into temporary housing in Indiana. Let me fill you in on where we stand in terms of our overall journey to West Africa via France language school:

So here’s a big picture… We finished our training in Dallas. We are continuing our online classes, which will be done the last week of June. Right now, we are staying at the missionary house at Rainbow Christian Camp, Converse, Indiana. That’s where my parents work. We just got back from a two-day trip to Richmond, IN to visit Andi’s parents & let them play with our kids :)

Now we are trying to settle in to a routine while figuring out what to do about housing. The missionary house we are in can only keep us until the first of June. We have another option on the west side of Indianapolis, and they are not available until the first week of June. However, we don’t want to move in the middle of our last online classes, because they are very intense classes. Also we hope to continue using babysitters and family that we have grown used to in times past. So we would like to find a place that is open now, or in the next couple weeks, where we can stay through at least the end of June, or better, through October (when we hope to be leaving for France for language school). We are hoping for a place that is within short driving distance to family and friends for both our sakes, and for our kids.

So that’s what is going on in the logistics world. For those of you on our ministry team already, thanks so much for your constant prayers and regular financial gifts. We will never be able to express what it means to have people like you behind us constantly and regularly lifting us up to the throne of God. Please keep praying for us to walk in faith, as this is not an easy transition time. Also, and maybe, above all, pray that God will already be moving in the hearts and minds of those with whom we will work in West Africa, that he will reveal himself to them through dreams and visions, and that we will arrive and find people waiting and anxious to hear the Word of God in their language for the first time!

Thanks again for the prayers and support we have gotten from so many of you! Grace & peace,

~Bart~