"In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight."
This verse above has become very real to our hearts over the last few months. There are so many promises of God that we continue to believe in and cling to during this time for us. How about you? Have you found yourself in a situation where everything was changed and you’re hope was in God to ‘make your paths straight?
As you can see from the picture above and the picture below we have continued to keep ourselves busy. We were able to find a nice 1998 Volvo Wagon that can fit 7 people for only $2,000. Praise Jesus! So far all it’s needed was some e-brake work and a tone-up but that’s all been things that I’ve been working on myself to save money. We are still on the look out for a good commuter vehicle for me in that I’ll most likely need to drive 45min to an hr for work. How is the job search coming you ask? That’s a good question and hard answer! The chaplain job that we were so excited about turned out to not work out for unknown reasons. But I have applied at a few other places both chaplain and not and I’m waiting to hear back from them. Our goal and hearts desire is to still see me find a new career that will work for a our family and we’ll be able to tell you “Thank you for your support and we are pleased to say we are no longer in need!” but we are yet unable to say that.Please be praying with us as the Lord guides and directs in His timing.
Other news. There is news on the farm! With the lack of ‘outside income’ we’ve decided to divide our efforts with ‘saved money’! Last week Chloe and I picked up our 75 baby chicks from the post office. We with 2 other families agreed to pitch in with the work load and we are caring for these little guys for the next 7-8 weeks before the BIG day. Why you ask? Raising our own chickens is looking to be better for us and way cheaper then buying at the store. These chickens will help provide us with meat through the winter. And onto other BIGGER news our 2 yearling beef cows (Jupiter & Reese)were just delivers 2 days ago! The idea with these cows is much the same in that we with 2 other families are buying in together but for the most part these two guys are in my care with the help of Ruth’s Dad. Me being a California boy, I’m pretty excited about owning 2 cows at the moment. Should make for some good BBQ’s next year! : )
On other, other BIG news please be praying for us and keeping us in mind tomorrow morning during Church times and through the day. Hurricane Irene is on her way and last I heard Ruth’s parents said that New Hampshire (where we are living now) is in a State of emergency and we can expect up to 9 inches or rain with heavy winds. With this in mind we’ve closes everything up outside, Pinned down the chicken coop, and pulled everything else inside. We’re praying the storm is exciting and not tragic.
OK, I’ve got to go to bed and get some sleep, big day tomorrow!
Grace & Peace,
Ben, Ruth, Chloe, Gwen, Addie, & Isaiah