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September 2008 Update: Evicted??

Well, the eviction date has now come and gone. We were told that if we get a knock at the door we are well within our rights to tell them to leave... But alas.. No one came. THANK GOD! Each day brings a smile of relief but we are still uneasy about what is REALLY happening. So we’ll see.

Anyway, because it has been a little while, we thought we'd give a quick update with where we are at with the house and of life in general.

When we found out that we didn't have to move so quickly, it alleviated the immediate pressure and we welcomed the break from rental hunting and a crash course of "Buying a house for Dummies"... Ha, ha! Not really but we were on a STEEP learning curve, for sure!

Now, we have tried to settle as much as possible. Life continues to move on as we have had a few projects at work that have been keeping us busy the past few months.

As we reflect on what God has taken us through, it has been a delight for us to share this situation with you. We have grown up in front of you teaching us to be more humble and real with your friends and family. We have learned to be DESPERATE for God in the ‘tense’ and ‘not-so-tense’ times. We recognize God's Father heart to us as he coaxes us onto the right path of seeking His face and learning to take each day step by step.

A few people have asked us how we feel about how things have turned out...

Well, I think overall we feel motivated. Motivate to get things in order, to continue to share our journey
with others and bring people along for the ride. Motivated to raise support and not be afraid of what people think and to feel more proud & privileged to be apart of missions. It has caused us to take a good long hard look at our finances and realize where we are at. We have been very challenged, to say the least.

Personally, we feel like we’ve grown up a lot more. You never know how that happens or when it does. Its always encouraging to know that you are moving forward and not being stagnant. It has been great to prepare for the future although you never REALLY know what that will bring. However, we know that we need to be prepared before God for ANYTHING. :)

Spiritually, we have been learning to keep being desperate for God. It is way too easy to really press into God when you are time of crisis and just be comfortable and relaxed with Him every other day. But we found that the intimacy with Him has been so encouraging and needed in our everyday life... Why is it so easy to just put it on the backburner?

Physically, we were exhausted... And maybe still are. Life with 4 kids keeps us on our toes but we enjoy it so much!

So that’s a short little update with where we are at so far... We would still appreciate your prayer as we are still in a limbo faze. Thank you!


Luke, Ang & kids

The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,
in secure homes,
in undisturbed places of rest.

Isaiah 32:17-18

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