"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

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recounting the steadfast love of the Lord

Isaiah 63:7
"7I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD,
   the praises of the LORD,
according to all that the LORD has granted us,
   (B) and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
   according to the abundance of his steadfast love. "

Wow, It has been a long time since we have updated the world on how we are doing and what we are up to! It has been a crazy whirlwind since our mission trip to San Francisco at the end of March. God is SO amazing and so GOOD! He has been molding us and changing us this year and we are still processing, even now all that He has done and is doing in us through this past year at Bethel! 

We graduated our first year in May and are now home in Oregon. It has been so good to be back home as we have been enjoying seeing and catching up with family and friends. 

Jason has a job for the summer doing remodel construction, and I am still wondering what this summer will look like for me. I have been settling into our summer home in Tualatin where some friends are letting us stay RENT FREE! God is so faithful. It is the perfect little studio apartment for Jason and I as we process the year together and get some time ALONE after spending 9 long months with 6 people, 2 cats and a dog. Wow. What an experience that was. We learned a lot about patience, kindness, honor, confrontation and love... And probably a bunch of other things I am still not aware of. ha. God is good :) I have learned that no matter what, I will always choose to stand on "God is good". Period.  Because He is. I am blown away by the kindness of God. 

As we head into the summer and beyond, Jason and I plan on doing one more year at BSSM starting this fall. We are excited to receive more vision for the ministry and call that is ahead of us when we come back to the Portland area after the next school year. 

So much ahead... We are all in, and running full force into what God is placing before us. 

Blessings, and more to come!