Friday, January 13, 2012

Life, Overcoming, Jesus, Family, Needs, and Love!

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all doing very well. We are doing well here in Kona. Shiloh and Arrow are growing, of course,  and becoming so much more like their mother. I still do not get many words in conversation while sitting at the dinner table with them. I love it. I will be honest, sometimes I sit and look at them and begin to pray in a little boy. I can't wait until I have him.

Shay and I are stepping into new marital glory everyday. We are becoming each others biggest fans more and more everyday. I am constantly realizing how immature I am and how much more she knows than I. Thankfully, I have amazing accountability and usually feel better after they tell me I am not as dumb as I think. I am a constant  work in progress. Shay is usually a completed work. I am grateful for this.

It has been 2 and a half months since I lost my Selah Praise. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about her. I daily ask the Lord questions concerning this experience. I try to keep the questions in the "What do you want to do through this?" department. I was quite stuck in the "Why did you let this happen?" department for way to long. That is never wisdom. I don't think I will know why while being on this side of life, but I do believe He makes all things new and that He works all things for good for those who love Him. I love Him. Oh how I love Him. I love Him more today than yesterday. I believe I will love Him more tomorrow than today. I will always miss my little girl but I will always love Him no matter what. He is a good Papa. He makes up for any loss. Satan will never have victory over us. Thank you all for your prayers for us during this time.

We are on staff here at YWAM with the Fire and Fragrance Leadership Track. The Leadership Track is a consistent facilitation of staff members who are not currently in a DTS or on outreach. We are leading and raising up unbelievably crazy leaders. On a daily basis, we fuel the prayer room and serve the base in every way possible!  Shay and I are bringing the community and prayer aspect to the track. We are all going deep into scripture memorization together. Last quarter, we memorized the Sermon on the Mount. This quarter, we are memorizing all of Phillipians. This has been great for Shay and I. Scripture is coming alive more than ever before for me. We are longing for all of us to see signs and wonders just like they saw in the New Testament. We want to see mass revival and reformation among our generation. We believe we are a part of this. We have committed to the track until the end of this year.

We are still in need of monthly support. We currently have $600 of monthly support committed to us. Our monthly rent is $875 alone. We have been making it but we do want to make our situation known to all of you. This is our job for this season! Please pray the Lord would have you partner with us! We are training up young people to be intimate, fiery lovers of Jesus and then taking Him to the nations. We are so privileged to be a part of this! If you would like to give, we have Paypal and a missions account through YWAM which is tax deductible.

We love you all and promise to update more frequently.

Sincerely,
Blake, Shay, Shiloh and Arrow

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