I beg your forgiveness for the delinquency of this update. Life has been crazy and there’s so much to share!
Since my last update in May we have had some extremely happy news that fast tracked some things we had been praying about for quite a while; we found out that I am pregnant with our second child! We had been praying for several months about God’s timing for us to move back down to Southern California and the Lord spoke to Isaac that we would be back in SoCal before our next baby came. When we learned the happy news, it caused us to pray all the more fervently and God made it clear that we would be transitioning back down in August/September.
When we announced that we would be moving back, unbeknownst to us, it confirmed to the youth pastor at our home church, Calvary Chapel Saving Grace, who had been praying about moving on to another church, that it was time for him to move on and hand the ministry over to Isaac. This has allowed Isaac to come on staff at our church and fully devote himself to the work of the ministry. It has been such a blessing to witness God’s work in Isaac’s life as a leader in the church and teacher of the Word and to see him continue to grow in the gifting God has given him.
The move has allowed me to be more involved in the work of Saving Grace World Missions, including going into the office one day a week.
Together, Isaac and I are discipling the youth leaders and students. We’ve already had so many fun opportunities with the youth group including a Halloween outreach, starting a boys accountability group, a girls’ prayer meeting, and an upcoming girls’ Bible study in January. As we await the arrival of our son, Theodore, we are blessed to devote time together to the ministry that God has entrusted to us.
Calvary Chapel Truckee
Since we moved away from Truckee, God has been doing so many things. There has been a lot of stripping away of what it was before; many core families moved on to other churches for various reasons. It is now quite small and it seems that God is clearing the way to do a new work. Please pray for Pastor Gary and his family as they plow the fields and continue to wait on God for the harvest in His timing.
Thank you for your continued support of our family and the ministry that God has called us to. We are still indeed of your financial support and prayers.
Please pray for God’s will and direction in leading the youth group at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace and in reaching our community.
Please pray for a healthy conclusion to this pregnancy in February 2023 and a healthy postpartum season.
If you would like to reach out and get together for coffee or tea, I would love to meet up and reconnect now that we are back in the SoCal area.
May God bless and keep you in this holiday season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Hope, Isaac, Fletcher, and Theo