Monday brought the new fall quarter at the missions training center we work with. Summers here are pretty empty, so having a few hundred people bustling around is so exciting! (Especially coming from the big city girl that's still hiding in me somewhere.) It's so refreshing to see new faces and it's so exciting to dream about what God is going to do in the lives of those who come here! With every new quarter I am amazed that God lets me do what we do. (And if you're wondering what the heck it is that we do, you can click here, and read #5.)
Our family is going to be a part of some exciting things this quarter, and I want to share them with you!
- Brian and I get to host a worship and prayer time in our home each week! We both really have a heart for prayer and worship, so we are so excited to be a part of this. I can't wait to have people in our home, spending time with Jesus together and drinking lots of coffee.
- The moms group that I'm a part of starts up this month! Consistently meeting with other moms has been one of the smartest decisions I've made as a mother. It's super encouraging and you quickly find out that you're not alone :) If you aren't a part of a moms group, join one! Many churches, community centers, and even hospitals host different types of moms groups. Or you could even start your own! I don't lead the moms group that I'm a part of, but if you have any questions about how to facilitate one, I'd love to chat with you!
- Brian started a brand new job on Monday! He's doing a year long internship with the directors of our ministry. We are excited to see how God challenges, grows, and stretches Brian through this year. And he has an office, so I'm getting together some pictures of Nicholas to put on his new desk.
- Oh, and this quarter Nicholas turns 1. WHAT?!?! Barf. (I'm sorry if that grosses you out, but the fact that I'm planning a first birthday party for my firstborn makes me queasy.) See how big he's getting?
It's been a refreshing and inspiring week, and I'm excited about what's coming up. Did I mention that the Influence Conference that I'm attending is in 21 days? Eep! And I'm almost 25. Life moves so fast...