Welp, I thought a little update would help break our blogging silence.
Here are the highlights:
-We are just finishing up a a three week long road trip. Whew, we loved every minute of it, but we're worn out.
-Mama and baby are doing well at 23 weeks! Baby girl whomps around most of the night and day!
-Kyle landed a new job with an engineering firm in the Charlotte area.
The devil is in the details so stop here if you were just interested in the highlights!
We've ended our road trip and are turning our hearts and efforts towards the next stage in this journey. God has really blessed us since we've been back Stateside. We've truly had a great transition full of fun and rest. We are confident that God has supplied a job for Kyle in the next season of life for us. What a blessing in the midst of our terrible economy. It's truly humbling to see God supply our every need.
Some of you, I'm sure, are wondering what our plans are long term. Quite frankly we are wondering that ourselves. Short term we will be moving to Charlotte, Kyle will start his job, and we will welcome our baby girl into the world around Christmas Eve. Kyle is working towards his licensing as an Engineer and I will be staying at home with baby girl and using my doula skills as God leads me in the community. As our friend Blama in Liberia would say "This is no small ting (thing)" and we long for your prayers.
Our vision long term is to work with EQUIP International here Stateside supporting missionaries overseas and training missionaries preparing for the field here in the Sates, but that is a long term vision and we are anxious to see how God will work that out as it would be a self supported position. Pray that we would be intentional in preparing for whatever lies ahead for us with EQUIP's ministry in the coming years.
This blog is still going to stay active. Maybe even more active than while we were in Liberia. I plan to update the blog with a new (and better than the current) look. We want to share our lives with you. I don't mean just pictures of our daughter, although brace yourself for those, I mean stories, thoughts, and snapshots from our daily life. If there is one thing that we have learned from our time in Liberia it is that God calls us to live a life full of the Gospel right where we are, whether that is in Liberia or Charlotte or anywhere else in between. We hope that through our triumphs and failure of daily life you will be encouraged to step out in faith to serve a God who cannot fail.
We've been so richly blessed by those of you who read this blog. Please continue to read and be blessed.
Kyle and Jessica