Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Moving Mountains

Hannah and I are praying for the faith to move mountains today. Ok, Sarah is, too!  But first an update for Hannah! :-) Hannah leaves in just 4 short days! She has her plane ticket, and she has the money for her rehearsal camp (thanks mom and dad!!!! XOXO). However, she still has about $2800 to raise! And that's where the moving mountains comes in. Our verse today is Matthew 17:20 - "...I tell you the truth, if you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there!' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." $2800 in 4 days seems like a pretty huge mountain to us! But we are believing it CAN BE MOVED! Amen! :-) Please stand in faith with us and pray with us that this mountain will be moved so that Hannah can follow her heart's calling to go help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ!  And of course, if you feel led to help out financially that would awesome. It doesn't have to be a lot. We've figured it out this way - each one of us in our family of 5, have hundreds of Facebook friends. Now some of those are going to be mutual friends, and some of you have already graciously given to both Hannah and Sarah's funds. And if you have, THANK YOU! That still leaves hundreds of you out there, people that we know. And you know what? If all of you only gave $10 this month for Hannah, and then $10 next month for Sarah (she leaves on July 21st), they would most likely have what they need.  And you know, I really hate asking for money. But when it's for money going to spread the gospel both here in our country and also in a foreign country (Chile), it's not quite so hard. $10 this month, and $10 next month. Can about 300 of you spare that to help bring more people to Jesus? We're praying that you are out there! :-)

A quick update for Sarah - she just got her passport a few days ago, and she is really excited about going to Chile to minister to the people of that country! She leaves, as I said already, on July 21st. So she has a few weeks yet to get her funds raised, but she still needs about $3100. Thanks to the job that God has blessed her with, she will be able to pay for her own plane ticket and rehearsal camp fee.  We are very grateful for that. :-)

Also, we still have many cute handmade items, made by Sarah and Hannah and my dear friend, Lu, listed in my online store that you can purchase and the FULL purchase price will go to help Sarah and Hannah's mission trip funds. That website is http://purplepicketfence.ecrater.com

Once again, thank you to those of you who are praying with us! And thank you SO much if you have already donated, some of you more then once! We can't say it enough, so thank you, thank you, thank you! :-)

And while you are praying, would you mind keeping our family lifted up in prayer. We are still experiencing some pretty hard financial times with Bob still not finding a permanent job. It is SO scary, and yet at the same time my faith is being strengthened unlike any other time in my life! But we're ready for some easier times, and that just doesn't seem to be happening yet. I guess God is not done with what He's accomplishing in us. So prayers for His strength to get through this time we be greatly appreciated. Thanks SO much! :-)

Here are the links for Sarah and Hannah -

http://www.firstgiving.com/hannahcole

http://www.firstgiving.com/sarahcole2010

http://sarahandhannah.chipin.com/continentals-mission-trip

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