Sunday, October 24, 2010

Authorized and Deputized!

Well,'s been a few weeks, hasn't it? I have so many things to share of what's been going on and things the Lord is revealing to me - and of course, I still intend to continue my little series as well. However, in the interest of not letting this get too long and boring, I'll just focus a bit for now and what's been going on!

So, I finished my TESOL course (for the uninitiated, that stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other - an English Teacher!) with an "A" and a "high commendations" - so that is pretty exciting. I've been teaching in the English for Missions school, which prepares missionaries from non-English backgrounds to serve in English-speaking nations. I'm also teaching in the Bible School for the Nations course, which is training people to teach the Bible.

In addition, I'm back working with Pathway and ministering to the needs of the immigrant and refugee community here in Perth. We are in the midst of a big prayer push to see breakthrough with the families we are working with and in the ministry. There is a great need here! If you would join us in prayer, that would be so awesome!!

A little update on a few things:

Sierra - well, after the big scare of having collapsed and possibly had a seizure, Sierra is doing just fine. They were never able to determine if she did actually have a seizure or not, and couldn't find anything wrong with her (other than a slightly elevated thyroid). She hasn't had any problems since, so we are very thankful! The wonderful thing that came of it is that we were able to pray with a man in the ER waiting room to return to the Lord, and Sierra brightened the day of several other patients with her sweet smile.

My Ankle - I have been having a lot of pain and swelling in my ankles, particularly the right one. I went to the Dr. last week to get it checked out, and had some x-rays taken. I go back to the Dr. this week to follow up and find out what's going on. Please pray for the complete healing of my ankles - this has been a lifelong problem, but I am trusting for healing!

Well, actually, I think I could go on and on about lots of things going on, but I will save it for another short, though - Sierra is in the midst of her year 11 exams. These are akin in importance to our SAT's, so please pray for her! She has been really studying hard for several weeks now, and has taken 1 out of 6. Tomorrow is Maths. Then, over summer break she is going to be going to Bali, Indonesia for 3-4 weeks to minister and work there with an orphanage and sports ministry. We are looking forward to Christmas - so weird that it will be over 100*, but fun nonetheless! Then, we are planning (Lord willing and the creek don't rise!) to come home in June 2011 for Allie's (my neice) wedding - we'll be home for 4-5 weeks and I really want to make sure to see people, so please let's start thinking of times to get together!

Okay - that's all for now....maybe I'll just start updating every few days until I expend my racing brain. Ha! Love you all and we are praying for God's abundant blessings on you!