"This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility recieve the word implanted, which is able to save your souls."
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4
We mailed off our visa applications this past wednesday! We are so happy to have all of that taken care of. Now we wait... and continue to raise financial support.
We really need individuals, churches, or groups to invest monthly in our ministry. I was informed by our supervisors that we have to have 95% of our monthly budget met by July in order to buy the tickets to PNG and make it to the Pacific Orientation Course (POC) which begins in August. We're really under the gun to make that deadline! If we don't make the August POC, the next one begins in January. We currently have 70% of what we need commited monthly. Are you interested in investing monthly in Bible translation?? You can click on the family picture on the right to register online, or click on "the Crosland's ministry" link. And, as always feel free to contact us for more information. We know that we are in God's hands and that He is in control of the timing. We are not worried.
A Great Big THANK YOU to those of you who have partnered with us already!! If you are a follower of Christ and are not invested in missions, will you prayerfully consider what God would have you do?? Missions is an eternal investment in God's kingdom- don't miss the blessing! xxoo
There are so many ideas floating around in my brain right now...old parts of me are waking up again. i've been reminded of a time a while back when someone (who barely knew anything about me) was praying over me and she said so many things that were true that she couldn't have known herself -about how God was going to begin stirring up creativity in me again. i've been thinking about my high school writing teacher who told me that i had to keep writing. i've been thinking about my college art teacher who told me that i had to find a way to be creative in my life. For the past 10 years this has taken the form of helping GOD create babies...it is SO wonderful to be a small part of the miracle of life! but i'm always daydreaming about things i want to make...i think about fabric patterns and things i want to sew. i lie awake at night with SO many ideas, planning them out- but no time to really follow through. i write poetry in my head but don't write it down. and on and on...
all of that to say ..photography seems like an uncomplicated way to let out some creativity and capture memories at the same time sooo...
I finally got a camera. Now i feel all pressured to figure it out. For those of you who care, i got the Canon Rebel T2i. Although i really was in love with the Nikon- the Canon was 400 bones less...and (just keepin it real) Matt holds the purse strings rather tightly :) and, i'll admit it- i got the SLR For Dummies book too,, because well, i don't have a clue. The batteries are charging as i write. Anyways....you should see some new attempts at visual art from me soon~ WOOHOO!
Big LOVE, xxoo