I’ve been meaning to write an update for awhile to give you a glimpse at my life right now and what is to come this next year! I just wanted to start out and say THANK YOU to any, and all who have supported Joanna and me so far through these last two years at school. This last year has been so incredible with so many amazing opportunities to lead worship for the school again, going to Ireland with Joanna, making deeper connections with the community out here. We are feeling less isolated and a part of a great tribe here. We are also expecting Joanna’s parents out here in the next month or so for them to start first year of BSSM in September!!
School has been out for four weeks already which is so hard to believe! I recently got back from a worship ministry trip to Alabama/Georgia. We got to encourage, strengthen, partner with, and meet some dear people for about five days. We were a group of seven all together, with Jenn Laufenberg being our leader. It was her heart to bring a team back to her home town and love on the people in her community and that have supported her. It was a BLAST! We stepped right into it the moment we got there and for five days we poured out and loved on people (and ate A LOT). We saw healings, people encounter the love of the Father, give their lives to Him, saw sons and daughters step out and take risk, went new places in worship, spoke truth and life over people, and saw what beautiful things God is doing in that region in the south! It’s really joyous to see the unity taking place across the body of Christ, and what God is doing in Alabama/Georgia!
Since school has been out, actually the week of grad, I’ve been busy busy with work! It’s been so great to be able to work again, and to have work. I have been wanting/trying to get my window cleaning thing going, thinking I wasn’t going to paint anymore. But God has been bringing in both, and so I’m just following the favor and am so thankful for it! If you’ve followed our life at all, you may have known of the prophetic word over our lives, “Welcome to a walk of faith that makes walking across the Niagara Falls on a tight rope look like a picnic in comparison.” That’s what these last two years have definitely felt like. It’s been HARD but we have been astounded by the support of those coming around us to lift us up and encourage us. Well, about two weeks before school got out, Joanna saw a picture of that tight rope being cut and we were on the other side and she felt the impression of the Father speaking to her and saying that that season is now over. That’s when ‘BAM!’ work started coming in and things have been happening with the essential oils business that Joanna has been a part of. I’m not sure how much work I have into the foreseeable future, but the connections that God is making is fun and crazy!
And in case you don’t know, or haven’t heard yet, I AM doing THIRD Year this next year as well!!! I’m really excited to have been given the opportunity to sit under Kristene DiMarco for another year. She oversees Second Year Worship and is one of the most incredible and anointed worship leaders I’ve ever had the privilege of being under and learn from. We really sought the Lord about this because there were multiple opportunities and decisions of where we could go and what we could do, but we felt like this is where God was continuing to call us. It is an honor to be able to serve Kristene this next year. I’m not totally sure on what it looks like, but I know I’m going to be a part of seeing people step into their identities and destinies. I will be a part of helping them grow in leadership and continue on in their journey with God as a son or daughter. I will be helping to pastor and run the BSSM worship homegroup and doing it with an incredible team of people whom I love already!
We are continuing to walk in faith and say YES to the Father. We don’t know what the future has yet, but we know Who has our future. We feel like we will have a better glimpse as to where He wants us after this year but for now we are invested and running after all we can here. Whatever it is, we are open to it.
So for now, we are working and stewarding for this next year. We are enjoying being out of school for the summer and being able to focus more on family, but we are also planning for next year.
We love you all and are so thankful you are in our lives!! Keep checking back for more updates as the summer goes one and our vision broadens!