"This is how we know what love is, that Christ laid down His life for us, so we too should lay down our lives for others." 1 John 3:16

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry

We are learning to love God.

We are learning to love others.

God is now taking us on a journey to unlock the inheritance that we have as royalty and children of Him.  We are now learning the  level of power that is available to us through what Jesus did on the cross, out of love.

Cierra and I are going all in.

God has opened the door for us to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California this coming September.  We are SUPER stoked!!!  This school plays host to an international crowd of individuals seeking the Kingdom of God in love and power.  It is a ministry school with an option of attending up to three years with the core of the curriculum being accomplished in the first two. We are committed to the first year for sure and will see if God calls us to a second one.

We have talked about wanting to attend something like BSSM (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry) on and off since we have been married.  It hasn't been until this last year that God has burdened our hearts with wanting to move in this direction.  It has only been through personal supernatural encounters of God's relentless love that we find ourselves hungering for more, with a desire to lead others into that same place.

This last two and a half years of marriage have been phenomenal and we are sad to move away from such close and dearly loved friends, here in the Portland area.  Thankfully God has given us a heart for this area and we know we are called back here after a short ministry school experience.

Cierra and I would be honored if you would pray for us through this upcoming season.  We have seen the power of prayer and if we were to ask for one thing from the ones we love, it would be for whatever prayers God lays on your heart for us.  We will try and give more specifics as things progress but sometimes words are not enough to express what the Spirit wants to do...so we trust that He will lead.

Second to prayer would be financial support.  If you feel like God has placed on your heart a desire to help in a financial sense then we will provide details to do that also.  Guilt is never a good reason to give and we expect nothing wether from family or friends but a sincerity and excitement to give what they can from both heart and from pocket.

Cierra and I will be moving at the end of August and are super excited to be rooming with 2 other young married couples our age in a townhouse.  One couple is from Michigan and one from Holland...who knows the crazy stories that will come out of this one!  We will be  five minutes from Bethel Church were the school is located and within walking distance to a mall and an assortment of shops.

We are truly thankful for all of our friends and family and would love to include you in what God is doing in our lives.  We feel all your love and support and we couldn't do any of this without you!  We will post more details shortly.  Feel free to email us or catch us in some way to share your thoughts or questions!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer is here!

Life continues to fly by, as we have celebrated America's independence, the beautiful summer weather, Justin and Melissa's wedding and my family coming up for a visit! Life is good and it keeps us busy :) enjoy some snapshots...

The drive-in

new patio table!!

being silly..


new friends :)

Melissa's bachelorette

Happy 4th!

waterfront park Portland, Oregon

Mr. and Mrs. Nichols!!

blue bridesmaids :)

mi familia :)

my family visit us in Portland!

The Montage with my fam!

Sarah and the 'rents :)