Tuesday, August 7, 2018

What God Has Been Doing This Summer

We have been on a whirlwind adventure this summer, travelling across the U.S. on a 2-month home assignment, visiting friends, family and supporters, connecting with churches, and sharing about Austria. Wow - God has been doing amazing things! Here are a few highlights from recent weeks:


  • God has provided enough donations for us to pay off our car loan IN FULL!
  • God has provided enough donations IN ADDITION that we met our goal for the summer and will return to Austria in a better position financially!
  • God has provided the funds for a new guitar!
  • God has blessed us with many new monthly supporters and our need is now down to $240/month.
  • God has lavishly blessed us with many homes to stay in, many delicious meals and lots of special times connecting with people.
  • God has given Nate the opportunity to preach a powerful message from John 4 four times. (After hearing the sermon all 4 times, God's words have really sunk in for me!)
  • God has allowed us some times to connect with our family, whom we don't get to see very often. Those times have been very special.
  • God has reminded us of all the wonderful friendships we have here in the States, as we've reconnected with many dear friends during our trip.
  • God provided a vehicle to use this summer and has kept us safe through many trips on the road.
Wow! We have been blown away by His provision through His people. A special thanks to all those who have been a part of this blessing this summer. We are humbled by all of this, and through it, God is reminding us of how much He loves us and how He provides for our needs.

Here are some photos highlights from the last month of our travels!

Nate preaching at Cornerstone Church in MN

Sunbathing with friends in WI

Picnicking with friends in Chicago

Reuniting with our Interns from 2016!

Sharing with friends and supporters in Winfield, IL

Visiting Wheaton College


Sharing with friends and supporters in Wheaton, IL

Meeting up with Bethany's Aunt in Chicago
Sharing in Warren, OH at Champion Presbyterian Church


Ellie and Ellie (Bethany's cousin's daughter)

Nate preaching at Stanwood Church in Navarre, OH

Hanging out with friends in OH