Monday, September 15, 2008
We’re back in Guelph, getting into the swing of things for the fall. I imagine that’s like many of you!
Ramping up for Autumn activities – Megan/Carly in School, Jacob preparing for travel…
Personal Development – Karen begins course work, Jacob and Karen continue in their understanding of each other
Spain Team Prayer Notes – Grief, transitions, and future ministry plans impact World Team in Spain
Ramping up for Autumn activities
School – Megan and Carly returned to Westwood Public School September 02. Both girls are excited about the year ahead, and both have again been placed with excellent teachers! Please praise God with us for this blessing!
Travel schedule – Jacob is working on his Spain visit itinerary – October 02-October 20. Please pray for wisdom, a clear sense of priorities, and realistic goal-setting!
Uncle Bruce’s health – Karen’s uncle Bruce continues to suffer with poor health. He has recently taken a room at the Norfolk Manor in Guelph. Family members are looking into a variety of care options. Please pray that we’d continue to be a blessing and encouragement.
Personal studies – Karen has begun her pre-course preparation studies for the MBTI Qualification, to take place November 24-27. Karen really enjoys this. She told me yesterday that the preparation is intensive and the qualification to pass at the end of the course will require focus. Please be in prayer for this added responsibility for Karen.
Growing in understanding – Karen and I continue to place intentional efforts on understanding one another. Working through the Life Keys workbook is proving an excellent choice! We praise God for resources like this, including personal interaction with people in and outside of World Team that facilitate our development!
Spain Team Prayer Notes
Janet Cockrum’s father – Janet’s father, Bob Shreur, passed away recently. Please pray for Mark and Janet, as well as Janet’s mother in the wake of this life-changing event.
Cook family returning to Spain – Ada Cook, along with her older children returned to Spain recently. Craig and Joshua, the youngest of the Cook children, will join them near the end of this month. Pray for the Cooks as they enter a new phase of life with Ruth beginning her University studies in Salamanca Spain. Pray also for the Bejar church and the new church plant in Guijuelo.
Fall Retreat – Our team, along with the Spanish churches affiliated with World Team in Spain, unites for a fall retreat, with an emphasis on prayer and worship, October 17-19. Please be in prayer for the preparations.
Summer 2009 – I, Jacob, am meeting with a Canadian Church Mission Board today to discuss the possibility of a joint effort in leadership development and outreach in Spain next summer. Please pray for us all as we consider the ramifications for the church, the potential team, and our co-workers in Spain.
Thanks for your prayers! We are privileged to be on this path!