Monday, January 09, 2006

Oh, What a Weekend

It's definately been a weekend of mountains and valleys.

Our missions committee from church had a retreat this weekend with all of the major mission teams that we support either monetarily, through volunteers, or both. After spending many hours in prayer over this teams on Friday night (a very, very emotional time for me, especially when praying over the Meeks from GoodSoil Ministries. Saturday we got up very early after a very, very late night to vision with these missionaries and figure out what we can do in 2006 to be a better support to them. Sunday, again, was a great day. We went to church and had a potluck afterward with all of these families. Wonderful and exciting times. I spent some time this weekend planning a ministry weekend in Jellico with GoodSoil. I'm very excited about this coming spring/summer.

Then, on Sunday, I spent a lot of my time talking with Rick about a Somalian family (refugees) that some of our friends are heavily involved with helping. Rick and some of our friends spent Saturday cleaning their apartment, which was apparantly a huge disaster. My heart is heavy not only for this family, but for a couple that is so heavily involved with this family. We love them dearly and have really struggled with how to help them help this man and his children. It's a situation that I don't want to get into much detail about here, but our friends are wonderful and give so much of themselves to this family. I really think they're Saints. It's been a struggle this weekend trying to figure out how to help without putting ourselves at risk. We made a small decision last night and put it into action, but it may not be enough. Just pray for us and our couple-friends and this family. It's a very difficult situation with all kinds of cultural and many other "issues." Pray that God will give us peace about what we are to do.


At 9:44 AM, Blogger Matt said...

As always, your remain in our prayers.


At 11:29 AM, Blogger Tony Arnold said...

Will do Amanda.


At 9:41 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

Praying now, Amanda. I am confident God will lead you and Rick.


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