September is here, and I think it's time to update our supporters.
WE HAVE REACHED 50%!!!! God be praised. I think we thought it might never happen.
Dustan and I spoke at our church last Sunday and I said I felt a little like Gideon, who kept having his army stripped away from him right before battle. We have one more month to reach our 90% in order to arrive in Ecuador by November.
Another Praise: Garden Heights Baptist Church (our sending church) held a yard sale fundraiser which raised 1500 dollars! Wow, that is a lot of junk-to-treasure being sold, and donations being made on our behalf. What a blessing to see so many of our church family show up to support us. Many of them worked the entire day and had quite a sunburn to show for it. Thank GHBC! We love you!
This Sunday we will be speaking at during their Sunday evening service. Eastview is one of our first supporters and we can't wait to fellowship with them and update them on our journey.
We have a few other speaking engagements coming up but we still have plenty of space for more churches. If your church would like to have a missionary family come and visit- please just let me know.
NOW FOR SOME OTHER BIG NEWS: It has been a year since the King family has had a home to themselves. First we hosted my cousin Lindsey as she readied herself for her marriage and then, for the last six months we have been living with some very dear, very generous, VERY patient friends. Tara, Shawn, Margeaux, James, Macarius, and Christianna have been so giving... and forgiving. They will never know quite how much of a blessing they have been to our family.
But, we are very excited to say that we found a lovely duplex in O'Fallon that has accepted a short-term lease. This will allow us to have some time as a family and re-cooperate from the recent craziness.