We wanted to send you an update and praise report on our sudden and unexpected transition.
As most of you read in my previous update— we were praying about God’s direction for our next move. On June 1st we found out that we were going to have to move from our current home in the Washington DC region and both my husband and I immediately had a sense that the Lord was in it and that it was more than a move to a different house nearby.
As we sought the Lord and sought prayer and counsel from trusted friends, we all felt as though the Lord has given us two instructions:
1. Set up our “home base” back in the Portland, Oregon area (they need quite the spiritual support there).
2. Establish a new base in the DC region (we also need an incredible amount of spiritual reinforcements here).
One of the words we received is that God is setting us up as “bookends” in the nation that will help hold up east and west. Another word that came from almost everyone who prayed with us was, “Where is home?” The spiritual answer is that home is wherever Jesus has sent us (where he is) but the clear question was, “Where do we feel like home is?” We had to say, “It is in Oregon.”
Therefore, we are now making preparations for a double assignment— set up our home base in Oregon and set up a place to stay during our months in the DC region each year. We have created lifelong relationships and connections in both places.
I will not bore you with the hundreds of details that are involved in this huge transition but I will say that prayer is appreciated to see all the pieces fall into place at the right time. We have only about thirty days to see the first phase come together.
The first stage of this transition is getting to Oregon. This alone quickly became a minimum cost of $10k! We know that God provides for what he asks so we started the process with our confidence in him. Within 48 hours we had a miraculous $6k come in toward this portion of the move! We are overwhelmed by the kindness of God and generosity of his people. He is so good and faithful as we give our “yes” to him.
We quickly discovered that Covid not only effects everyday life but it has greatly effected costs of moving trucks, housing and everything in between. We are in need of another $5,000 in the next 30 days. It sounds like a tall order but as we saw during the first 48 hours— nothing is too tall for our God!
We need your prayers for strength, grace, protection, continued wisdom and open doors. We also need financial help to meet the need for the first stage of setting up the West Coast home base.
If you desire to stand with us in financial support, you can give a gift on our ministry website at: https://www.inscribeministries.com/
You can also send a check or money order to Inscribe Ministries to:
12400 Regiment Lane Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
(Gifts are tax deductible in the US)
Thank you for both the prayers and the giving. We will see you in the West and in the East!