Hey Family and Friends, So much has happened over the past few months and we are excited to share all of it with you! We will keep it short and try to give you the abridged version:) If you want to know more in depth give us a call or lets meet up for coffee or a meal…. we would love that!
Family So our first big news….drumroll……… is that our boys will be getting a baby brother or sister at the end of this year. We are so excited to meet this little one and are trusting in the sovereignty of the Lord for this amazing new blessing. For those of you who have experienced watching a life start and grow inside of you or your spouse, you know what a breathtaking process and experience it is. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,and before you were born I consecrated you…Jeremiah 1:5 We also know a few other folks that are expecting right now and want to ask you all to join with us in praying for this new generation that the Lord is forming.
Ministry Oasis Church - Mimi is doing an amazing job coordinating all of the nursery logistics, day in and day out for Oasis Church. I watch her handle that role with such wisdom and skill…and it is a large role. She is dedicated to those little ones and longs for them to have solid Biblical teaching each week. I (Caleb) am continuing to coordinate the outreach ministry of Oasis; engaging folks in Orphan Care and Local as well as Global Missions. I have been leading a team through a mission training course over the past 7 weeks and they will be headed to Peru this July. Please pray that the Lord would speak through them, and be glorified, and that they would grow from their relationships with the locals that they meet and work with.
Safe Families for Children - Many of you are aware that I have refocused my scope within Safe Families from all of West Florida back to the Sarasota/Bradenton area. There has been so much movement within SFFC here and it is requiring much more attention to the folks involved as well as those seeking help. We currently have 7 host families in our area, 3 coaches, and have had 9 successful hosting arrangements. We are so excited to see how the Lord is using and growing the ministry of Safe Families in Sarasota!
One Eighty - Our next big announcement is the 180 House….We are helping a few dear friends of ours with a new ministry of Youth For Christ here in Venice. A quick overview is that this is a ministry to the skaters, skimmers and surfers in the area. It’s mind-blowing to see how the Lord is providing for this new project. He has secured a home as a base for the ministry and a slew of volunteers eager to plug in and help. Visit www.the180house.org to learn more and watch a few videos that we put together for the ministry. (One additional bonus to this project is that it has provided a Safe Families workspace for us as well, something that's been a need for some time!)
You We are able to do what we do because of your incredible partnership through prayer and finances. Please continue to lift our family and ministries to the Lord in prayer. Incredibly powerful things happen when we intercede for one another! We would also like to ask each of you to prayerfully consider sowing in to these ministries through financially partnering with us. Please know that every gift, no matter the amount, is immensely valued and appreciated! To donate one time/or monthly please Click Here