Daddy being funny with Jeremiah -- We are enjoying this little baby!
Check out this cutie! He's a serious one :)
Our new Sunday meeting place -- Tropicana Gardens!
Baby Jeremiah getting dedicated last Sunday at church
Our family is doing well adjusting to three kids and baby Jeremiah! He is a good baby and we are so thankful for God's grace in this transition. We dedicated him at church on Sunday, which was a special time.
IVC is going well and we are enjoying our new meeting place. There was a baptism after the service on Sunday and Jason said it was a really blessed time. Four guys got baptized, one of which just came to the Lord a month or so ago and was a Muslim student that had a pretty radical conversion to Christ through a guy we know. Praise God for His work in these students!
Something we would love everyone to be praying for is the School of Ministry, which is actually going to be changed to the Isla Vista School of Discipleship. It has been going well so far this year, but Jason is the process of developing it further, especially for next school year. We will be communicating more about this as it comes together, but for now, we would ask for you to be praying that God would really guide us in how to establish this aspect of the ministry in Isla Vista.
Friday, October 10, 2008
We are going full speed ahead now! Jeremiah arrived exactly one week after UCSB started... He finally showed his beautiful face at 10:19pm on Thursday, October 2nd, and we are so glad he is here! He has been an amazing baby this first week, and we are hoping for that to continue to be so! Samuel and Hope are very fond of him, though they have also thoroughly been enjoying their grandmothers being here this last week and giving them lots of extra attention!
UCSB is in full swing too, and that means Isla Vista Church has officially kicked off our 9 months of non-stop ministry & fun (well, we do get a slight break during the holidays)! The Lord has so graciously provided a larger location for us to meet in for this school year -- it is a rec room in one of the off-campus dorms (Tropicana Gardens) and there is great favor there as the director and many of the RA's are believers.
Jesus Burgers has begun, and there is a lot of excitement this year for this ministry. A lot of people from different campus ministries and other churches are getting involved this year.
The Isla Vista School of Ministry classes have also begun and so far everyone seems to really be enjoying them. Jason is teaching one of these classes, going through Richard Foster's book "Celebration of the Disciplines". There are two other classes, one on relationships in the Kingdom (everything from the Trinity to relationships with our friends & the opposite sex), and the other class is on the Covenental Kingdom.
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