Time in Pennsylvania

July has been knowingly eventful and surprisingly thought provoking. Blaire and I expected to wrestle the whirlwind that is summer traveling while both working and taking classes, but I don’t think we saw some of the bigger questions coming. Next summer Blaire and I will be traveling overseas for 6 weeks as the final requirement for my time at Seminary. First, we have to decide where to go but even before we go we will have to pack up all of our things and send them to… wherever we happen to be going when we get back. These are some of the things we have been prayerfully considering during the craziness of summer and we sincerely invite you to pray with us!

IMG_0566.jpg(Maybe the stress is already getting to me?)

Most recently we traveled to my home town in Pennsylvania to visit friends and family. Blaire and I both agreed that this was our best trip to Pennsylvania yet! We had some incredible conversations with my family and got to see all the yard work my parents so proudly accomplished. We were welcomed, as always, by friends and the amazing people at Pine Springs Camp and St. Paul’s Church. We were also overjoyed to celebrate the engagement of our very close friends!

img-0261.jpegWe’re so thankful for this trip and Blaire was thankful for the opportunity to rip around in this…

Prayer Requests:
1.) Peace and clarity organizing our 2020 mission trip.
2.) For discernment and ultimately trust that God is leading us.

Praise Reports:
1.) For Chris’ older brother’s new job and appartment!
2.) For Chris’ younger brother completing the summer at Pine Springs Camp before heading back to serve in Mexico for two years!
3.) Congratulations to Tyler Ott and Kate Williams on their engagement!

Our Favorite Quotes Right Now…

“I would be skeptical of any plan motivated by guilt and shame when the gospel is one of freedom.”
– Kevin B. Hackett, MDiv, BA (Cornell)

“Here’s some advice I wish I woulda got when I was your age: Live every week like it’s Shark Week.”
– Tracy Morgen, 30 Rock (TV Series)

While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.”
– Mufasa, The Lion King (2019) & Jesus, John 3:16