Where are Kirk & Karla?
Whew, the last seven weeks have been an adventure. We've been trying to learn how to parent and still get work done. :-) As many of you know, we received a huge blessing from the Father when two toddlers were placed in our home at the beginning of April. We have been incredibly overwhelmed by the love and support we have received since their arrival. Honestly speaking, I don't think I (Kirk) ever could have imagined how time consuming and sacrificial parenting really is.
At this point, we are still praying to reach full budget in both our cash and monthly support. As of the end of April we have reached 78% of our cash budget and 82.86% in monthly support. We only need $9000 in cash, and about $1700 in monthly support to be at full budget. (Praise the Lord!)
Next month will be busy, as we'll spend mandatory time in Springfield for training and "M" Renewal. While there, we'll be meeting with leadership about our budget and talking about a three month extension to our itineration in order to reach full budget, as well as to finalize the adoption. Going into that meeting we need to know exactly where we are budget wise. So, if you've been planning to support us on a monthly basis, would you please go ahead and make that commitment by June 15? You can fill out the form online by clicking here
and setting up a recurring gift. Sending in your commitment by that date will allow time for it to be registered in the system before we meet with leadership.
We of course always want to say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, to all of our loyal supporters!
Where do we want to be?
We want to be with YOU! We are still scheduling services for the summer and fall, and have several dates open. If you'd like to have us for a service, the following services are available:
July 2- Evening
July 16- Evening
July 23- Morning
July 30- Both Morning and Evening
August 6- Both Morning and Evening
August 13- Morning
August 20- Both Morning and Evening
August 27- Both Morning and Evening
Sept 3- Both Morning and Evening
Sept 10- Both Morning and Evening
Sept 17- Both Morning and Evening
Sept 24- Both Morning and Evening
If you are an individual supporter, please contact us for a service date in your area. We would also love to meet you for coffee when we are in town, especially if you aren't able to attend a service. We know that we couldn't do what we do without you!
We have two major prayer needs in which we would love your support:
How can you help? Would you please make a commitment to bring these needs before the Lord for 10 minutes a day for the next 10 days?
- We need finances, both monthly support as well as the remainder of our cash budget.
- We are parents! We are learning in how many different ways and just how easily a toddler can get hurt and sick. Please pray for our little ones health; as well as for the wisdom and patience needed for Karla & I to raise these two kids with a godly example.
If you'd like us to know that you are praying for us, you may commit to pray by clicking here, and then click on "Commited to Pray". If we join together in prayer, I believe that God will answer!