Quick Update

Ministry, Personal

I’ve been sprinting around trying to manage multiple projects for the last few weeks. Two weeks back I dropped everything and spent a week of full days getting the apartment ready to move into. We made it in on the weekend and then I left for a week of Alongside planning in France. Now that I’m back, I’m finalizing preparations for a set of marriage preparation seminars to take place in early April. After I get that done, it’s back to summer preparations for about 2 weeks straight. Then Easter. Whew.

Köie Project Update



Our renovation project is currently on hold. We had really hoped to be moved in by Christmas. But when we applied for the remainder of the sum we had planned for the entire project, the bank started tightening the screws. Apparently our former loan officer changed offices and was replaced by a junior officer recruited for a quick fill. She’s been a little over-conscientious and appears to be wanting to review every jot and tittle of our contract.

The apartment is effectively ready for residence save for a few critical projects that require this last burst of capital: stairs, kitchen installation and plumbing hookups. Without any one of these, we’re dead in the water. Please pray that our request will make it through the banks’ mechanisms smoothly and quickly so that we can finish up these last few projects and move in before the vacation ends!

Going Transatlantic


The kids passports came in just before Christmas and so we jumped on a pair of tickets to States to introduce them to my family. We’ll be traveling between family hotspots between the 11th and 22nd of March but there will also be a couple of opportunities to meet with friends and supporters along the way. If you can join us at any one of these stop-offs, we’d love to see you:

  • March 14th in Spokane, WA (2:00pm potluck @ Knox Presbyterian Church)
  • March 16th in Payson, AZ (Time and place TBA)
  • March 17th in Tucson, AZ (7:00pm @ Northminster Presbyterian Church)
  • March 20th in Seattle, WA (4:00pm @ TBA)

We’ll be firming up details in the next few days. Keep an eye on this post and leave us a comment to let us know if you are coming.