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You cannot be stopped!

Hope you all have a joy filled weekend filled remembering all that God has done! Happy Easter! We have had an amazing few days with the boys, with some pretty amazing discussions on passover, what Jesus did on the cross and how loved we are. We are doing a late passover/Seder dinner with friends tonight and are looking forward to it. Check out this amazing new song by Phil Wickham that sums it pretty completely ❤

The dark tried to hide You
And steal You away
Death tried to keep You
Inside of the grave
The enemy fought You
He tried but he lost
You cannot be stopped

When we cried for freedom
You tore down the walls
The weight of our burdens
You carried it all
Our fears and our failures
Hang dead on the cross
You cannot be stopped

Mover of mountains
Breaker of chains
Jesus has triumphed
Over the grave
Sing hallelujah
The battle is won
Nothing can stand
Against our God

We stand on Your victory
We shout out Your praise
Miracle maker
You’re mighty to save
Awesome in power
Relentless in love
You cannot be stopped

There’s nothing that can stop our God
There’s nothing that can stop our God

Would you pray for us?

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD THE BIG NEWS YET…we have a move date! YAY! August 23rd! So needless to say we have A LOT to get done in the next 4 months, so much to where it could start to be overwhelming if we let it…BUT praise God, we are praying & asking Him to lead us each step of the way. We have some SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS NOW that we would LOVE for all of you to add to your prayer lists, thank you so much!

1. First & foremost the sale of our house! It goes on the market the week after Easter. We have 4 months until we move so needless to say we are praying for a quick sale of our beautiful home that we have loved the past 12 years.

2. It has been truly amazing to see God bring in our monthly support. In ways that has blown us away and we have to write them down so we don’t forget. We still have a ways to go before we move. We need at minimum $750 more a month in support but more would be so helpful. Please continue praying with us for families & churches to join our support team and for connections to speak at more churches, small groups/bible studies etc!

3. In the summer we will be selling our two vehicles so we would love prayer for quick selling of those as well.

4. In June Jim and I have field training at RMI US headquarters in Florida. Please be praying for us and the boys, as we prepare for life in Haiti.

5. With so much prepping for the sale of our house, cleaning, decluttering, throwing away, packing and then figuring out all we have to buy this side of Haiti, what we take with us etc…lots of stuff to think through and decide so please pray for wisdom for us and energy/good health with all we have to do.

Please just pray in general that we finish well on this side of the journey and also make precious memories with our family & friends this summer.  We know your prayers will help sustain us and help us greatly so thank you so much!

Last but not least, we will leave you with a super short adorable video of ours boys 😉

WE HAVE A MOVE DATE!

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TAKE 2! You are receiving this again because we heard word that the first format we used, the font was quite small to see on phones so we wanted to try it this way to see if you all could view it better by phone! If you have already read it once, feel free to delete this! Thank you!

We usually share what our family has been up to in the beginning of each newsletter but this news is so BIG that it couldn’t wait! It deserves to be at the top of the newsletter.

We have an OFFICIAL MOVE DATE!!! Up until now, anytime we have shared a date or time with you all, it was just a GOAL date, however, now we have the official date from our organization that we will be moving to Haiti. Our family of 5 will be leaving the United States and starting our life in Haiti on Friday August 23rd. We cannot thank you all enough for going on this journey with us the past year and a half since we started raising support to move. You will never know how much it meant to us every time you shared with us you were praying, or you simply asked how we were doing with the journey.

We ask more than ever now, for your prayers as we have 4 1/2 months to sale our home, 2 vehicles, finish raising support, get the items we need to bring with us, & pack up all our belongings. Needless to say this brings with it a lot of emotions as we are so excited to start this journey God has called us to and yet emotions of leaving our family that we love so dearly & other comforts we’ve come to know & love in the states.

WHAT IS NEXT? 

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Now that we have our official moving date, we will be very busy in the coming weeks as we prepare. The first thing we will be doing is putting our house up on the market to sale within the next two weeks. In May, on April’s birthday, our family is going on our last family vacation here in the states before we move, so we can spend some special time together. In June, Jim & April will be heading to RMI’s home office in Florida to further prepare for the move.Sometime this summer we will be putting our two vehicles up for sale as well.

Along with all of those things, April will be finishing up her Haiti Hub training, we will get getting the boys passports, gathering all the items we need to bring with us to Haiti & packing up all our belongings. Most of all, we will be spending as much quality time as we can with our families this summer, to make special memories before we go.

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We have had the privilege of speaking at 4 churches the past few months and Jim preached on worship at Shelby Alliance church on March 24th. We have spoken at a few local small groups and one small group in Akron, OH. We enjoyed many individual chats with friends as well, sharing about our journey to Haiti.56553771_2351303105156756_2156221436841164800_n

Family wise, the boys have been doing really well in school as April homeschools them and we celebrated Micaiah’s 6th birthday on March 11th. We are all looking forward to all that we can do these last 4 months together with our family & friends, to make as many memories as possible and enjoy Ohio’s beautiful Spring & Summer weather. Isaac & Micaiah are in their last Spring Soccer season with their teams, so we look forward to watching them play.

Since our last mailed Christmas update, we have raised another 20% in support, PRAISE GOD!

WHAT NOW?

Our organization, RMI, has let us know that we need to just raise 2 (2)another $750 in monthly support before we move.Of course, even more will be better, but we at least have to have the $750 raised. We need this raised before July 1st, as we have to send down our stuff, which takes 1-2 months to get there and we will need it to arrive before we do on August 23rd.

We have been blown away this past year and a half, seeing how God worked in our lives, grew us more than ever before and raised our the funds in a way only He could. We give Him all the glory. Thank you so much to each of you who have been supporting & praying for us. Please continue praying that we finish well on this side of the journey. Along with the last $750 we need, we are also in need of more churches, bible studies & small groups to speak at so we would love any referrals.

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Would you like to be a part of the last $750 in monthly support that we need? Whether you can do $30 per month or $300 per month, we greatly appreciate all of our supporters. We are excited to see how God is going to do it. If we have just 15 families join our team at $50 per month, we will reach it. You can go here to sign up online or mail in your support to the address to the right. Thank you so much!

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