Monday, March 30, 2009

R&R (Yes, Rest and Relaxation )

There are some things that are truly wonderful about being a girl . There are also many things truly wonderful about being a mother of girls. Travel is one. My girls love to GO. Praise the Lord since we are going to be on the "go " for quite a little stint. My girls and I love to hit the road and do "girl trip " things. One of which is a yearly trip to the beach. Thank you David for allowing us this great love ONE MORE TIME ! 

*Next post will prayerfully be from somewhere near water, sunny skies, salty air, lots of breeze (but not to much - the whole sand in your mouth and eyes thing -yuck ) , lounge chairs and the sound of the ocean...... ahhhh...... I could almost relax right now..almost (smile). 

On the road again, 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Moving Day ! (again)

" Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven , where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is , there your heart will be also."

That's right ... today, the Evans are on the move ( again ). We are officially homeless and unemployed as of today. We are moving in with David's parents and will be with them while we're between places as we go to field training in Colorado and raise our last bit of support.We own only the items that will go to Guatemala, Colorado and those things that are to sentimental to sell. Is it hard ? no, not really.It is strange and the strangeness of it all can bring tears to my eyes and cause me to take a deep breath. HOWEVER, when I take on the perception that Christ offers me in Matthew.... it's all rubbish and my eternal home is secure. It was bought with blood and established through salvation in Jesus. Things of this earth will come and go BUT nothing can cause the glory of the Lord to be tainted and if I seek out him alone and his ways then I am the richest girl in the world ! Not to mention owner of VERY valuable real estate in HEAVEN ! 

Praying that you'll be there too,

Friday, March 27, 2009

Saying "See You Later"

If there is a way to say good- bye in the south it must include several things.... 1. You MUST have great friends there 2. there MUST be really good food 3. Usually a good bon- fire is required and 4. something CHOCOLATE ( I've already mentioned good food but to all chocolate lovers this really is it's own catagory ) 5. Prayer 

This past weekend, we were blessed with an amazing goodbye in very southern style. ALL of the above was there ! Silly friends, funny memories, too much great food and circles of prayer. The men gathered around David and the women gathered around me and the Lord fell over it all. Precious ! Thank you to everyone who made the last week so special for our whole family . 

And as I was reminded while there.... as believers in Christ there really is no good - bye ONLY see you later ! 

Be back soon Loganville, 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where We've Been

I thought that it would be funny to title this "Where We've Been " and then confess to having NO IDEA where all we've been !!!!  I (Melinda) got taken away for a weekend in St. Simons by precious friends, my husband sent me away for a weekend  ALL BY MYSELF ( for the first time ever in 37 years.....18 years of married life - I'm not kidding ) , Tyler turned 6 years old, we've had our phone services changed over, water delivery canceled, packing up for Guatemala, Colorado and the things (very few things ) that I would call "keepsakes", raising support, and saying goodbyes to friends out of town....whew !!!! I have shed so many tears and am thinking that I have run out of them ! 

Support update : As of this past Monday we are at 86.1 % of our monthly support !!! This is HUGE... Just last week we were at 81 % . PLEASE pray that the Lord will continue to bring this last support in. We have heard from our organization that once we're at 100% we can be in Guatemala in 30 days !!!!!! It is so hard to comprehend that after aprox. 10 years of feeling the Lord call us into foreign missions we are within only a few months of actually landing (literally) there. We will be at field training until May and then on a family vacation until the end of May and so we are hoping to prayerfully be in Guatemala in June ! 

Thanks for stopping in and catching up . I hope that this didn't come across as to blah blah blah but it has been very good for me to type this out and realize why I just took a 2 hour nap today (smile ) !