Monday, June 21, 2010

The Beginning....

**Above are a few picture from orientation**

As many of you may know, Sean and I were appointed as missionaries through Global Partners to Australia. We have been praying for this for a long time and it is so neat to see the way the Lord has led us to where we are today. So far nothing to exciting has happened, but we will fill you in!

In May, right after graduation, we headed down to Indianapolis for the week for missions orientation. That week we learned all about how Global Partners works, the financial aspect of raising a team and step by step, how to raise your support team. Boy was it a lot of information! It went really well though and we met some great people while we were there.

We found out that we will be heading to the North Queensland area of Australia and helping replant a church. In this area, churches have been planted but have slowly died because they do not have people trained in specific ministries to really feed the needs of the people. So Sean and I will be coming in with worship and children's ministry and helping start a church again. We can't wait! We have more information to come on checking your mail boxes!
So right now we are in the very beginning stages of the fund raising process. We are currently trying to talk with churches and set dates so that can travel around to build a support team. We have one more week of training in January so we are hoping to head out sometime next Spring!

We would appreciate your prayers during this time! The Lord has already provided in ways that we didn't even think of but if you have any connections that would be helpful for us, please let us know!