We are now in Lynchburg, VA! Now What?
God is opening doors. We are building new relationships. But first, what just happened?
This Past Month:
We loaded up the moving truck and moved to Lynchburg on the 1st & 2nd of August. We helped move Alonso and his family’s (the other family who joined us) things on August 1 and then our family on the 2nd. Even though we physically moved to Lynchburg, our commitment to Richmond was not quite done. Throughout August, I was still Pastoring the Filipino Church in Richmond, which meant a lot of driving back and forth. Also, at the end of the month, we had our YWAM Virginia Staff conference in Petersburg, VA. It was there that YWAM Virginia commissioned our team to pioneer YWAM Lynchburg. And the last weekend of the month, we handed over the church to the incoming Pastor. What a full month!
What are we doing?
After a week of moving here, our YWAM Lynchburg Team met regularly for our weekly worship, teaching, prayer, and intercession. We are meeting people and getting to know the city. I have learned that several faculty in Liberty University used to staff in YWAM; some are Michaella's professors! We want to connect with them, hear their stories, and build more relationships. We are praying and planning to get to know key people in the body of Christ in Lynchburg. A couple of days ago, I finished teaching online with YWAM Virginia Beach's DTS staff training. Also, we already met a group of Filipinos, and Haydee was able to attend the women's Bible study.
Just recently, I learned that my cousin Tim passed away. I will be flying shortly to Colorado on October 11-16 to join his celebration of life service. After that, Haydee and I will fly to Colombia on October 18 for the Masters in Team-based Communication Intensive, which I am staffing. I am still teaching in DTSs in person and online.
God has been faithful. He has provided a house for us, and we are settling in Lynchburg. Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us through your prayers and financial support. We are so grateful to you.
In His service,
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