Saturday, November 29, 2008

They're back. . .

So Ryan and the gang have been home for almost a week now. He promises to update the blog soon. We've been busy enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday with our friends and some out of town family too so no apologies, just excuses!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

They have arrived

I spoke to Ryan yesterday and things are going good so far. They arrived Monday afternoon without any major problems during their travels. The team had quite a few member that had not travelled outside of the country before and they were all settling in and busy at work. They were a bit disappointed to discover the house wasn't as far in completion as they hope so they will not be able to move the family in this week. However, there still is plenty of work and they are excited about serving. God has really blessed the team by sending a professional landscaper, Jason Lucas with them. It appears that landscaping around the home will be a large part of what they hope to accomplish. I will continue to keep you updated as I am updated too.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Headed to the DR

In just five days Ryan will be departing with a work team from New Hope Christian Church to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The team is excited to be working on the final projects for the parsonage located on the new church site in Punta Cana. Please keep the team in your prayers as they travel to the DR to serve the people there. Please also pray for Franklin, Ilonka, Christopher and Alondra, the family that will be moving into the new home so that they may better serve the church of Punta Cana.
Ilonka and Franklin with their children Alondra and Christopher last year.
Ryan ,Micah and Christopher at the construction site in August. - Plans for the work team this upcoming week include the completion of the house and helping the family move into their new home.
We will update you with more pictures after Ryan returns.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Last week, I (Erin) wished my co-workers farewell as my part-time position as a parent educator with First Steps ended. This is an exciting time for us as we go out in faith that God will continue to provide financially for our family since we no longer have an outside income beyond the support from churches and individuals giving to EDCM. I am surprisingly calm about our finances. I guess it is because I look forward to seeing the way God will meet our needs. Please pray specifically for our finacial needs as we are still waiting replies from a few churches as to if and how they may be able to support our ministry. Love, Erin