Monday, October 5, 2009

October - December 2008

It has certainly been busy these past several months! We enjoyed a handful of meetings in Iowa and Missouri in the fall and pray that the Lord blessed the members of those churches as they were a blessing to us during our visit!

Jim has been working hard on our house renovations. Now that we have something in July to look forward to, we’re looking at a time crunch to get things installed, repaired and in working order! Namely a nursery area! We’re excited to announce that God has indeed blessed us with the anticipation of a new little Engle in the home! July 4th is the due date – so we’re expecting a different kind of fireworks this Independence Day! Pray for us as we prepare the house and of course, ourselves for such a big change! It’s funny how such big changes can come in such little packages!

Pray for Sarah as she experiences all the new physical changes ahead. She’s feeling a little better since she’s crossed the 15 week mark, but the journey has just begun! Pray also for Jim as he adjusts and learns to support Sarah through all of what is to come…and we do look forward to everything this little one will bring! And of course, pray for the growth and development of our little “Chocolate Chip” as we like to call him/her – although, this baby is much bigger than that now! (I noticed that I ended almost every sentence in this paragraph with an exclamation point…and it’s no wonder! We ARE excited!)

Another exciting piece of news is that we’ve heard of an additional church that has decided to make us a part of their missions family! First Baptist Church in Creston, IA is a special church to Sarah as she was saved and discipled through their ministry during those first critical years of her walk with Christ. We praise God for their faithfulness to His work and stand in awe at His grace!

Pray for us also as we hope to secure meetings during 2009. We know our God will provide and we pray that through this time of working and waiting that our hope will not waver and that God will continue to prove Himself faithful!

Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

Trusting, Resting –
Jim, Sarah & Baby Engle

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