Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Close or Far?

As some of you may know, my husband and I are missionaries to West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  We have lived and served in West Chester, PA for 6 years this November.  For the past two years we have lived in an apartment complex that is about a 30 minute walk to the campus or a 5-7 minute drive through the neighborhood.  We have been praying for a place to live that is close enough to the university where students will be willing to walk to our place.  If close, our office can be from home.  The university does not afford collegiate ministers office space. So our current office is at our church which is still close, but about 4 or 5 blocks away from the school.

All of this said simply to let my readers know that we are looking to move out of our current place in November.  Our lease ends at the end of November, so we need to find appropriate/effective/affordable housing here in the next few weeks.  YIKES!  In my mind, this is a need that only the Almighty God can provide.  So we are praying for great things to happen.  Would you pray with us....for us to find the housing God has planned for us?
If you are one who feels the LORD is leading you to give financially to the work of college ministry here in the USA, maybe our ministry is the place where God wants you to partner.  I just ask that you ask our Lord God what he wants you to do and then whatever He leads you to do; to obey the LORD.   We seek to obey the LORD too, in the things He leads us to do.  And we are SO thankful for His grace when we fail to obey.  So, just for those of you who are curious....We are missionaries praying for the Lord to provide about $1000 more a month in our budget in order for us to live in our mission post effectively.  Sounds crazy, I know.  This area of West Chester is very expensive.  Currently we are living on about 60% of the monthly income goal we had made 6 years ago.  The Lord has kept our basic needs met and we are SO GRATEFUL. For more information on giving: e-mail us at bjhooray@yahoo.com

May you have a blessed day.  My husband and I ask you to pray for us as we search for housing this week and next.  We are looking for a miracle. :-)  Thanks for your prayers.