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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Pray for me. Pray for others.
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Today, we are asking for prayer for financial provision. When I lost my job last summer, we had a savings account that we knew could hold us over for 6 months or so. We have cut back in every area possible, and while the 6 months has now run out, we actually have about 2 months left in savings. Praise God!
Because of the added needs of our 3 adopted children, we do not believe it would be wise for me to find a job outside the home. So, we are praying for Speaking engagements, with my ministry, A Journey of Faith, and/or writing jobs. I am writing regularly, and sending articles off to magazines.
We are also praying for painting jobs for Jim's business, Sonshine Painting. After 30 years, last summer was our lowest summer ever. Our income from painting last summer was about 1/4 of our typical summer. With our painting loss and my job loss, our family lost half of our annual income.
I wasn't even able to collect unemployment after my job loss, because I knew that I couldn't actively look for work to replace the job I lost. The job I lost was custom-tailored to my family, and completely flexible time-wise. So, I could work from 9 pm until 2 am, after the kids were in bed at night.
Please pray for us, as we seek the Lord for wisdom and guidance. We KNOW that God called us to adopt these precious children, and we KNOW that He will provide for us. Right now ... we just don't know how we are going to put food on the table once the savings account runs out. Jim's teaching salary does not cover our minimum bills plus food and gas.
Please also pray for financial provision for Jeremiah, who is ministering in the Middle East, and for Carissa who is ministering in Argentina. Jeremiah's funding will run out at the end of March. He is planning to come home for the summer, and hopes to find a job. But, he needs money for rent and food for April and May. Carissa has a couple of monthly supporters, but she still needs about $200 per month to pay for food, transportation, and basic living expenses.
We so appreciate your prayers and support, as we walk our daily faith journey.