Hi from Montana. We have been so blessed to get to spend this time before my surgery with family, resting and preparing for the long road ahead. It has been very cold here, but we have spent most of our time inside. Our favorite way to pass the time is playing board games. Our favorite games have been Ticket to Ride, Qwirkle, and Blockus. I love playing games, and I love winning too. I think that same drive that God put in me to win at games is what has kept me going during hard times in my life and what will keep me going over the next year. The Bible says to "run in such a way to win the prize" or don't give up and try your best. It also says that Jesus "will supply all our needs" (Philippians 4:19) and "all things are possible through Him who gives us strength" (Philippians 4:13). So God supplies what we need to run the race and strengthens us to win.
Hope everyone has had a great start to the new year. I'll be trying to update the blog frequently as we start our journey to Boston.
We are leaving our home on January 10th and heading south and then east on 40. We prayed about it a lot and decided that this would be the best route to go to possibly avoid bad weather. We appreciate everyone's prayers! God has been so faithful and good, he has shown mercy to us by providing in ways that have made the journey a lot easier and given us great hope and peace. At the end of Philippians, in the Bible, Paul thanks the Philippians for sending him monetary help and tells them he is praying they receive a reward for your kindness!
“...you sent help more than once...I want you to receive a reward for your kindness." Philippians 4:16-17 NLT
We pray this too! We pray that God blesses everyone for their generosity, prayers and encouragement.
Stay tuned for more updates.