Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 2014 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

Although March was our last month traveling on deputation, it was a busy one! Despite having a meeting canceled, we were still scheduled to be in 12 churches in the states of GA, MD, NY, CT, and MA. In between meetings, we drove nearly 4,200 miles! In March, we saw 2 new supporting churches and 2 others that have promised future support. We have sent off our documents to the Costa Rica Consulate and received communication back indicating that everything looks good for our student visas. We will meet with the consul this month to get our visas. Securing our student visas marks the end of this long journey of deputation.

Despite having a full calendar full of long drives, March also gave us opportunities to see places we would never get to see in normal circumstances. During our time in the NYC area, we were able to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where Jeremy's grandfather once came through as an immigrant. Also, during our time in MA, we were able to walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston. Ellie is now making a variety of noises, grabbing at things, and capturing the attention of people everywhere we go. Lila is always making friends. Between the two of them, they open many opportunities for us to speak with others and share the Gospel.

We are so excited to be finishing up one chapter in this journey and starting the next. However, this is also a difficult time, as we will be preparing to leave behind so much. This month, we are working to sell most of our stuff, clean out our home, and prepare to move to Costa Rica. Please pray for:

1. Our family as we transition from life as we have always known it, to life in a foreign country.
2. Our family as we meet with the Costa Rica consulate to get our student visas.
3. That the Lord will provide the last 5% of our needed support to be fully funded.

In Christ,

Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz