The Lord be praised that we both have job interviews at a local Christian school next Tuesday! We also have some other ideas for jobs. Next week we will move into a temporary rental home that's furnished too. It is such a help to our mental health to have these things lined up. We send our thanks to those who have prayed for our transition.
"For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." Psalm 9:10b
Monday, June 18, 2012
Aaah, the country life. Small town Blacksburg is a sharp contrast to metropolitan Lanham. A family in our church has graciously allowed us to housesit for them while they vacation. The job includes caring for the chickens a grad student left behind after graduation. It is so amusing to watch these hens half jump and half fly to pick blueberries.
While helping the home owners, we also have time to look for other work in town. Jeff has dutifully applied for several positions. Too, we want to be ministering in this community. Your prayers about these matters are appreciated.
Praises are this beautiful home to stay in, our kids and grandkids nearby, a warm welcome from our home congregation, and a furnished home that we can rent at a very reasonable price beginning in July.
Posted by Pair O' Grafs at 11:56 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Can you believe it? Jeff has already completed teaching a summer class! He and this group of students met for several hours each of five nights in a row to cover the missions course material. Then the students handed in written work the next week. They're all finished up now.
Next items on our agenda: say our good-byes and pack up to move to Blacksburg.
Posted by Pair O' Grafs at 5:23 AM
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Akin (above) is a student at Washington Bible College. He and his wife welcomed their first baby to their family this week. Even though he has new family responsibilities, Akin also plans to join his church's summer missions team, which will construct a hospital in Togo, West Africa. Togo has an acute need for medical facilities and workers. It has an extremely high infant and mother mortality rate. Akin and his wife have been touched to think of the readily available medical care they enjoyed at the birth of their own baby. And they are willing to send Akin to do what he can for the unevangelized of Togo. Please pray the giving of Akin and his team will speak loudly to people who do not know the Savior.
Posted by Pair O' Grafs at 5:22 AM