Saturday, January 31, 2009

We're moving to MS!

Here are some recent pics of our little family! Anna Jaymes is growing so fast! She definitely keeps us entertained. We're excited, and a little nervous, to see how she will be with a little sister.

I know, I know, I know! I'll try to be better at updating this blog more often!

We have some big updates we want to share with you!

First, we are finally moving back to MS! This has been a long awaited move and we are so grateful for all the Lord has done in our lives as we've been waiting. Still, we are glad to finally sell our house and get started with the ministry, Phase 2 in Starkville.

We're moving the weekend of Valentine's, but we're still not sure exactly which day. We won't actually close on our house until later in the month, but it is working out for us to go ahead and move. We will miss everyone in St. Pete, but hopefully we'll be able to visit often.

Second...more exciting news for those of you who don't know, we are expecting our second little girl around May 19th! As if Anna Jaymes is not enough of a handful, we're adding to the wonderful chaos! Hopefully, we'll post a name soon!

Third, when we get settled into MS, we'll be able to officially start the ministry of Phase 2. For now, Matt's parents are graciously letting us live in their "home away from home" in Vaiden. It's about 20 minutes away from the ranch where his parents actually live. Matt will commute to Starkville once a week to visit college kids and do some work and then we'll all commute on Sundays for church and activities. The rest of the time, we will be doing fundraising and visiting other churches or organizations to share about this ministry. Thankfully, we've already had people express interest in hearing about Phase 2!

God has already been providing enough financially for us to get started now, and this is really working out well for us to live for free and focus on fundraising until we can get a place in Starkville. Our hope is that we will be able to really get things going by the time Fall Semester begins.