Sunday, September 12, 2010

One week in...

We survived our first week of missions training and although we came out of the week feeling utterly exhausted, it was a good kind of exhausted. We absolutely love the people that are in our class and really enjoyed getting to know our classmates a little more each day. Most of our sessions this week were on Spiritual Authority with Randy Friesen. It was a pretty intense subject to start with, but SO good. Very informative and challenging and necessary. Spiritual warfare is something that a lot of people try to avoid or even run from, but it was important to realize the authority we have in Christ and that we are to stand firm in our faith.

As for Callie, she'll be spending Tuesdays with Grammy Glen, and then Mondays & Wed-Fri. will be with her new babysitter, Julie. Julie and her husband live in Abby and have graciously offered to watch Callie in their home, along with their 3 beautiful children. Callie is extremely social (I think its pretty obvious who she gets that from) so I wasn't too worried that she would have a hard time adjusting to full time childcare, but she did even better than I had imagined. Julie said she napped well, ate well & played well with the kids. And the real confirmation came when we arrived to pick her up after her first day. She looked up when we walked in, gave us a huge grin and a bit of a squeal and then went right back to playing. She didn't even want to leave. I take that as a very good sign and it was great for my ease of heart & mind.

So.... after a long weekend and LOTS of reading for upcoming projects, we're gearing up for another week. Excited to see what God has in store for us this week. Really trusting that He has amazing things in store for us this fall. Last week was true evidence of that.
That's it for now. Just thought I'd give you a brief update on how things are going. If you're wondering about prayer items, we could really use your prayers in the area of 'renters.' Still looking for the right people to rent out our townhouse and we NEED them for no later than October 1st, so please pray! Also prayer that we would have sponge-like hearts & minds as we take in classes each day & that we'd learn as much as possible over these next months of training. And last but definitely not least, prayer for rest & sanity in amongst the chaos! :)

6 comments:

Kara said...

It was so good to finally meet you in person the other day. I'll be praying for you this week as you take classes and for renters. I totally get you on the overwhelming and exhuasted (I'm only on day 2).

Sleep well.

Elissa said...

Good to hear that Callie's having a good experience with the babysitter. I can imagine that it would be a big relief! Praying for renters! Enjoy week 2!

Jen Glen said...

Thanks for the update. What's resistance prayer?

Denita Dyck said...

Hey Bon- I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts and what you learned about spiritual warfare etc. Have had a couple crazy experiences when I was coaching that still leaves me jaw-drop-ed (and you know I don't talk about that stuff lightly). Anyways- when/if you have time, would love to hear your thoughts!

Trev and Rebekah said...

Glad to hear it's going well. SO much info in a short time. Glad Callie is doing well too. That must help put the mind at ease.

thecolorplaid said...

i loooooove that last picture. beautiful family!!!!!!!!!

im so excited for where this is going to lead you. the training sounds amazing and i'm so happy for you guys!