It is almost time for our little girl to come into this world. Estimated time of delivery is sometime in mid November. We have only weeks away and we have been busy getting the baby’s room ready. There are a lot of things you need… or at least you think you need when it comes to having a baby. So many times Ruth and I have stared at the countless baby products and wondered, “which one”(As I write this I’m reminded of how great our Father is and how He knows what we need). We ask for your prayers during this time, for Ruth and the baby especially. We were at the doctor this week and the doctor is very pleased with all blood work and tests. We have been very thankful that God has blessed us with such a smooth journey these past 8 months. Ruth and I keep our eyes on the prize in getting to finally meet our little girl. We know it’s going to be very different having a baby. We wont get very much sleep but being parents is something Ruth and I have looked forward to for a long time.
For this winter we are planning on staying with Ruth’s parents. The house possibility that we talked about wanting to buy didn’t happen and that’s okay. We know the Lord is in control and leading us one way or another. It’s been good to be able to stay with the family and it’s provided extra money from not paying rent to get the baby’s room ready.
A Church Building in Valeni
At the same time we were wanting to buy a house, the opportunity opened up in Valeni for the church to purchase a house for meeting in. This is an answer to many prayers. We have been in Valeni for about 16 years without a building. In summer we’ve met outside and in winter we met in people’s houses. It has been so good to have a place where everyone feels welcome to come. Our times with the teenagers on Saturday have been so encouraging. Most of the time people would quickly leave once things were done but now it’s almost hard to get them to leave. The house is a special place and a get away from some of the craziness that surrounds this community.
There are actually two houses on the property. One we use for kids and the other we use for adults. There has been a lot of work going on to get these places ready for winter. This Saturday the 29th, we are having a youth day with our teens and there are about 15 others coming from churches in Bucharest. We have cleaned up some of the land behind the houses and Steve made a great fire pit that we are looking forward to use. Please pray for this time we have this weekend.
We are so blessed to have this place. We are very thankful for the church in Hanover, Germany and the church in Lake Elsinore, CA for their help in getting this place. It was a moving of God that it happened so suddenly!
It is so good to hear from our friends and family all around the world. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Sorry for the times it takes so long to write back!! We love you all and are thankful for the Lord using you as His tool in Romania, without your prayers and financial support we couldn’t be here. Have a blessed day!
Aden and Ruth Knepper