Transitions

As of today, Thursday, co-worker Eric Flaa will be on home assignment to get married, reconnect with supporters, and debrief his first term.  With his departure, I will be stepping in as the Acting Director of New Creation Ministries.  Taking a good share of the work, though, will be a Rwandan colleague, Jean Bosco, and another WorldVenture Missionary, Gary Bennett.  Pray for us, as we, three, carry our own work load, and take up more responsibility.

In the past 12 months our staff meeting has changed from 14 to 9.  We have lost 6 regular staff at NCM: (1 retired, 1 returned to US for pastoral ministry, 1 resigned to dedicate his time to pastoral ministry, 2 in the US for medical reasons, and 1 just now going on home assignment), and gained 1 (dedicated to teaching PTS).  In the next five months, we are hopeful to have two return from medical leave and one new arrival to work with NCM from a partnering mission organization.  ALL THE MATH!  But really, it is change and transition, and unsettling.  More importantly, Rwandan culture fears uncertainty.  Pray especially for our Rwandan colleagues in this time of transition.

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Seven of these fifteen people at our staff retreat in 2017 are not currently serving with us in Rwanda.  Jean Bosco is next to me, fifth from the right.  Eric is next to him in the black shirt.

Remembrance

Sunday marks the 25thanniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda.  Join us in prayer for our Rwandan colleagues and friends who still bear the scars, mental and physical, of that time.  Rwanda has come so far, but there is still a long way to go to see the Gospel transform and heal.

Retreat

We are going to the triennial East Africa Spiritual Life Conference in Kenya next week.  Please keep us in prayer as we have time to reflect and grow spiritually, and reconnect with our leaders at the WorldVenture Home Office.

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This is Grace three years ago at the last Spiritual Life Conference.  Despite her nonplussed expression in this picture, she had a blast!

That meeting will be followed immediately by a family vacation.  Krystal’s mom, Shari, will join us in Kenya with her new husband, Grandpa Steve.  Okay, his name is really Steve, but he’s the first grandpa any of our children have ever known, so there is some excitement.  Pray for traveling mercies all around.  Traveling with young children is not easy, and vacations can sometimes be more work than fun (for the parents).  Pray that this time is restful and refreshing, and a time of joyful meeting, reuniting, and growing deeper all around.

 

Thankful

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we wanted to share with you our Top 5 List of things we’re thankful for these days. (Not necessarily in order of our gratitude.)

#5. Family!

The big news is we are pregnant!

 

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We are expecting a baby boy in late March.  From the 20 week ultrasound, mom and baby look healthy.

Grace and Rayna continue to bring joy to our lives.  Our family traveled to Cape Town in late September to attend a WorldVenture conference. While it interrupted school for Grace and Nick, it became a refreshing break from the hundred little things that had been wearing on each of us. After the conference, we stayed a few more days to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Both of us grew up on the beach (San Diego and Port Townsend), so it filled us up, seeing our daughters play in the sand and waves.

Finally, our parents are visiting! We are excited to host Krystal’s mom in December, and Nick’s mom in March.

#4. Church!

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Grace and Rayna in Sunday School

In October, we were invited by several friends to attend a young Kinyarwanda church called Gospel Community Church. This church understands the Gospel, has sound theology, and is excited for outreach, evangelism, and missions. Krystal has begun attending a cell group on Tuesday nights (while Nick keeps an eye on the girls). This is a church where we feel fed, and we believe this church will play a strategic role in the future of discipleship in Rwanda. It is a joy to be part of a healthy church!

#3. Ministry!

We are so thankful for the meaningful work God has us in and the people we serve.

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CLIR Students

I (Nick) successfully finished a term teaching Systematic Theology, and then a term teaching Teaching and Educational Ministries at New Creation Ministries. Some of my students have far reaching influence in Rwanda, and are now better equipped to teach the truth of God’s word.

Krystal has a new title at Iranzi: Mentor to Midwives. She continues her work at the prenatal outreach clinic, and has taken a more intentional step toward observing and coaching the Rwandan staff.

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Krystal teaching a group of midwives about labor support

#2. Matching Grant!

Our hearts fill with gratitude knowing that, for the second year in a row, a donor has offered to match all new sponsorships of pastors in our Pastoral Training School (PTS) made by December 31! After the pastors pay their $80 annual school tuition, there remains about $1800 per student to fund their education and discipleship. While that is only $150 per month, with 35 pastors expected to begin in January, that is more than we can bear alone.   This matching grant makes it easier for new sponsors to give.

If you are interested in more information, a brochure is linked below. And the sponsorship link below that. Every dollar helps! Krystal and I are so excited about this, we have already committed to sponsor a portion of a pastor’s training.

Pastoral Sponsorship Information

Pastoral Sponsorship Donation

#1. YOU!

We’ve often quoted Philippians 1:3-5 to you: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”   And it is true. We are thankful for each of you who has given your time, prayers, and finances, to see the gospel, the Good News of the Kingdom of God, spread throughout Rwanda. You are PARTNERS with us, we are yoked together. We rise or fall together, but by God’s grace, we are rising, and we hearing God’s name glorified in the nations. Krystal and I are so thankful for you and we couldn’t be here or do what we do without you.img_5189

There you have it, our top 5 things we are thankful for this year. What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments below.

Prayers at Work

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If you understand this chart in its entirety, you are beginning to understand preeclampsia.

We wanted to send out an update to say thank you for praying for us, and thank you for sharing your stories.

Today is the day we had planned to leave for Rwanda.  In our last update, we shared that Krystal’s diagnosis of preeclampsia has delayed our departure until after baby is born in early November. Our prayer was for health for mom and baby, and purpose for this time. God is answering our prayers.

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We met with a specialist, a perinatologist, in Seattle on Wednesday. In conjunction with Krystal’s appointment with our doctor in Port Townsend on Monday, here is what we know. It could have been a false positive test, or it could have been caught very early. It could continue to be really mild. The specialist is very optimistic, because there have been no big changes in the past three weeks, that Krystal will make it to term.

We believe that God has kept this from progressing. Please continue to pray for our health. Krystal wants to go full-term and deliver naturally. We’d love for our GP to deliver baby, but she will only do so if she is on call at the hospital at the time. Will you pray for that for us?

Purpose

A month ago, we thought that God wanted us in Rwanda for the end of the year. Now, we see his hand in keeping us here.

Our field leader in Rwanda, Tim Brubaker, reminded us recently, “When you get here it is going to be less about what you know and more about who you are that makes a difference.” Character is the foundation upon which all knowledge and skill must rest. I wouldn’t say that we are without character, but God is using this time to deepen and broaden who we are to encompass all that he wants to do in us and with us, here and in Rwanda. Krystal, always “doing,” is learning to “be” and rest in God, enjoy Grace, and dig deep with God. I, Nick, will be using some of his time helping his mom downsize in preparation for a move to a smaller home. I will also finish my read through the Bible, and I will explore several spiritual disciplines specifically devoting more time to intercessory prayer. Already, I have felt God moving my heart for several people I know in great need.  God wants us to raise up people to pray for the work in Rwanda, of whom we should be the first.

Alpha_course_logoWe invited a few of our relatives to come to Alpha, out of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Chimacum, WA. Alpha is a “10 week course that explores faith from a fresh perspective.” Our prayer is that this course will open up spiritual conversation throughout the week, too, and that our family will find rest and peace through a personal relationship with Jesus. The first night was good. Pray with us that they come back next week.

Cool Problem

Silas, my translator, and Theogene, a graduate of NCM's PTS

Silas, my translator in 2011, and Theogene, a graduate of NCM’s PTS

It takes just over $600 per year to train a student in the Pastoral Training School (PTS). The students pay $65 per year in fees. We want the students to contribute, but since they are mostly poor rural pastors, we cannot charge them more than this. The PTS has always been greatly sponsored by missionaries involved in the program. As we begin to pass the baton of leadership over to some highly competent and godly Rwandan teachers and administrators, we realize that they will need a new source of support. Would you like to be involved? You can send a pastor through four years of school for $50/month! Click here.

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Finally, pray that we get the right flight. You might imagine that flying with a newborn and preschooler will be different than with just a preschooler. Pray that baby is healthy to fly, and that we get the perfect seats together.

Blessings,

Nick and Krystal
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Amazing News & Hard News

On Friday morning, we received the glorious news that verbal and unexpected commitments have come through and that we have reached 100% of our financial support. We praise God for raising up this team of financial partners. Rejoice with us in this gracious provision!

Hard News

Later that day, we received a call from Krystal’s doctor telling us that Krystal cannot be cleared to fly before the baby is born.  After having a mild increase in her blood pressure, Krystal’s doctor ordered a few more tests. These tests came back positive indicating a diagnosis of preeclampsia. We discussed the diagnosis with our doctor Monday (8/31) and for a third time Krystal’s blood pressure was higher than normal for her, this time fairly significantly. This type of diagnosis definitely takes Krystal out of the “low-risk” category for pregnancy and will prevent us from flying to Rwanda in September, as planned.

You might imagine how this feels. First, a potentially dangerous diagnosis is never welcome, but praise God that, should this turn dangerous, we have excellent medical care available. Second, we are reeling from this change from full speed ahead on September 23 to slowing that train down, praying for a different kind of miracle, and waiting on God and our baby to show us when can go.

The natural question people will ask is when will you go?  It depends.  Krystal is due in early November.  If mom and baby are healthy, and baby is delivered at term, we might be cleared to go in a week or a month, and have the biggest delay be baby’s passport (Christmas in Kigali?).  If baby is born prematurely, she may have lung issues, and we will be delayed longer.

Our hearts ache to get to Rwanda, but God has delayed us for his good purpose, yet, we wait not knowing what this chapter holds. And we don’t know how long this chapter will be, yet we have confidence that the next chapter holds our departure to Rwanda.

Wanted: Prayers!

Before Friday, we thought the limiting factor was financial partners. Now we see that God is pressing us to rally the prayer warriors to intercede on our behalf.

First, again, to God be the glory for answering our prayers to become fully funded. This is a blessing in itself, and while the timing was ironic, it is a blessing to enter into this time of uncertainty without the added stress of support raising. Again, praise him that we did not arrive in Kigali with this potentially fatal condition!

Now, pray with us that God heals Krystal and that she is able to deliver our baby naturally and at term at our local hospital.

PLEASE PRAY

  • Pray for the health of mom and baby.
  • Pray for baby to stay put until at least October 20th (37 weeks)
  • During this time of modified bed-rest for Krystal, pray that we will know how to invest ourselves wisely.

Walk with Us

As our friends and family, as our partners in ministry, you are invited to walk with us.  Please tell us your stories; ask us questions; pass on encouragement.  Our hearts will be made lighter by your company.  And as always, let us know how we can pray for you.

Soli Deo Gloria

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

This meme has produced some funny variations.

This meme has produced some funny variations.

Iceberg Challenge Accepted

Iceberg Challenge Accepted

I love that this meme encourages taking on the impossible.

Is it possible to get to Rwanda by July? Challenge Accepted!

Why July? It is possible financially. Based on average rates of giving, all we need is five or six new families or churches each month between now and July to commit to giving.

However, we know that it will be a stretch. First of all, life will only get busier as we do this final countdown. We are going to a four-week training in Colorado at the end of this month, and a week-long family reunion in Oregon in July. Also, many of the folks we haven’t presented to yet have busy schedules that are hard to get time with. Others live far enough away that it takes a great deal of effort to get together. We are praying that God, who has kept these doors shut until now will now begin opening them.

Jesus Challenge Accepted

Jesus Challenge Accepted

On our own, we would never succeed. God has called us to Rwanda, and we need to get there soon! Pray with us for open doors!

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We love the Renewal Conference! While we were in Colorado for two weeks, we had time to pray with some prayer warriors. We worshipped and studied and celebrated with 40-year veteran missionaries and newbies like us. We also got to see many of our Denver friends, and preach a few sermons.

Gary, Megan, Barbara, and Melissa Bennett, our Rwandan Colleagues

Gary, Megan, Barbara, and Melissa Bennett, our Rwandan Colleagues

One of the highlights was having dinner with some of our Rwanda colleagues (on home assignment), the Bennetts. They were so excited to hear “July.” “We have been praying for you every Thursday [at our team meeting]. It is like our team has a hole where you are supposed to be. We are so excited that you are almost there.”

Your Prayers

By emails and addresses, over 400 people have partnered with us in one way or another. Our prayer is that God would make it real to you that you are having an impact on the work being done in Rwanda. Truly, God uses your prayers to help us as we work toward Rwanda. Listen to Paul from 1 Corinthians 1:8-11:

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

This past few years as appointees to Rwanda doing partnership development has been taxing. Like many other missionaries before us, we feel called and cannot wait to get to Rwanda and do the things that we feel gifted in and called to do. It has been hard living in this time between what we used to do and what we know God has called us to do. We have had months where we have shared with numerous people and had little response but then we have also had months where we have met with few and had great response.

We feel like we have gone through a crucible in trying to get to Rwanda. While we are so eager to get there, once we get there the struggle doesn’t end. For us this ordeal of partnership development and personal development for Rwanda has been long and trying but in it we have been confirmed in our calling and strengthened in our faith. Thank you for your prayers that God is answering.

Big Meetings

First Baptist Church of Port Townsend

First Baptist Church of Port Townsend

This Sunday, March 15, we will speak to First Baptist in Port Townsend. They have given us the whole service to share about our call and our future ministry in Rwanda. As a church, and as individuals, they are considering partnering with us. We feel blessed by God every time we share our story. Our hope is that First Baptist would see how their church could make a big impact in Rwanda. Pray for us as we prepare for this time.

Pray for us also as we call, set appointments, present and connect with others. We hope to present to ten other families by the end of this month.

Check out our Scum of the Earth Sermon

Fruit of a Foundation

Thank you to all who prayed for us in Denver.

Learning to Pray

About one year ago, I began Experiencing God, a Bible study that trains Christians to become aware of what God is doing and to participate with him. While it was a 12-week study, it was cheesecake: too rich to eat in one sitting.

Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a writer, teacher and pastor in South Africa.

Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a writer, teacher and pastor in South Africa.

Moving forward, God has convicted me of my need to become a man of prayer. From various sources, I have been pointed to Andrew Murray, and I decided to begin with With Christ in the School of Prayer. Murray simply takes and studies everything Christ says about prayer, but through this study, I have been challenged every time I’ve read. One such time,

If no answer comes, we are not to sit down in the sloth that calls itself resignation and suppose that it is not God’s will to give an answer. No; there must be something in the prayer that is not as God would have it, childlike and believing; we must seek for grace to pray so that the answer may come. It is far easier to the flesh to submit without the answer than to yield itself to be searched and purified by the Spirit, until it has learnt to pray the prayer of faith.

Between Experiencing God and With Christ in the School of Prayer, I am learning how God invites us to participate with him through powerful and effective prayer.

With Christ in the School of Prayer is a $.99 download from Amazon, and I encourage you to read it with me.  Or get his complete works for just $2 more!

Trip to Iowa

We are going as a family on a Partnership Development trip to Iowa! Why? Because we love Iowans! More specifically, we have several friends in Iowa whom we love and enjoy, and these friends are helping us build our partnership network by letting us speak at their Bible studies and churches. We will be there for about two weeks (October 22 – November 4), but we want to pack that time with one-on-one meetings, too. Do you know someone in Iowa who might be interested in this ministry in Rwanda? Give them the opportunity to learn more! Let us know.   I’ll post the times and locations of our group meetings before we leave so you can join us physically or in prayer.

The Iowa State Fair is known for its deep fried anything and everything.

The Iowa State Fair is known for its deep fried anything and everything.

We are also planning to visit Seattle/Tacoma soon. Pray that doors open up for ministry there.

Pray for us

They call where we are “The Land In-Between.” We want to be in Rwanda, but we are here. We have begun saying goodbye to folks here, but we haven’t left yet. We want to move forward with life, but cannot because forward is Rwanda.

Speaking of Rwanda

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Pray for the third year pastors these weeks as they learn about the Old Testament and raising children. We have a sharp and creative teacher named Mukakalisa Gaudiose who works with our pastor students to develop a ministry for children in their churches; she will teach the class on raising children. We see it clearly in America: our culture does not mirror the Bible when it comes to raising children. Every culture faces this same issue in light of God’s Word. Our goal as disciples is to become like Christ. Our goal as missionaries is to participate with God, to become tools in his hands as he forms these pastors into Christ-likeness. Thanks for all you are doing to help us get there.

Spring

Spring

We were spoiled in Colorado. The weather was often good enough to exercise outside, and when it wasn’t we had 24 Hour Fitness five minutes away. It feels good to have weather cooperate with us this month as Krystal and I restart our fitness goals.

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I have always aspired to “dig deep wells” wherever I live, to invest in the people and things under my care. As much as we plan, we never know how long we will be anywhere, or when God will have us pass through this place again. We have taken it on ourselves to beautify our home and plant a garden. We hope that by practicing gardening here, we can better cultivate some type of garden in Rwanda.

Rwanda in Mourning

Krystal noticed that NPR had a whole week of interviews/news on Rwanda’s 20th anniversary of the Genocide. If you only listen to one: Finding Peace After Genocide (7 minutes), a Rwandan pastor talks about grace and forgiveness.

Grace Update

At 22 months, she is a firecracker! She says no when she means yes. She wants to wear big girl underwear, but doesn’t want to use the big girl potty. She is poking and (very lightly) hitting when she doesn’t get her way. She bites when she gets excited. She still loves to read, “see friends” at the “why-berry” and church, and gives puppy and kitty kisses. Her best friend is still her cousin Hayden, who helps her catch frogs in our back yard. And we still love her very much.

How to Help: Prayer

PrayingAt my request, a friend of mine told me how she prays. She doesn’t have a prayer list or journal, but seems to rely on the Spirit to guide her in prayer. Of course she has the prayer cards for the missionaries in her Bible, and says a quick prayer as she sees them, or a long one if she feels led. She has items around her house that remind her of specific friends or family members, often gifts from them. When she sees those items, she prays quickly, or at length if she feels led. Her time in the car is spent praying for immediate family.

God invites us to pray without ceasing, to continually commune with the almighty creator of the universe. He invites us to draw near to him. What a privilege to pray!

He asks that we bear each other’s burden, and to make our requests known to him. However you pray, remember us. Here are a few key prayer points:

  • Health
  • Good meetings with people who want to know more about our ministry
  • Spiritual growth (ask us about being in the land in-between)

Blessings,

Nick and Krystal Pirolo

Anticipation and Surprise

Ruth Pirolo enjoying her family.

Ruth Pirolo enjoying her family.

Would you rather have a surprise party or know about the party and wait in anticipation?  We celebrated my (Nick’s) mom’s 70th birthday this month.  We children started planning to get together.  Then, we decided to make it a surprise for my mom.  Eventually, she found out that we were taking her out to eat, but was shocked to see 25 people gathered to celebrate her.

This seemed to be a great balance: she could anticipate the party, without worrying about a big party.  Plus she gets the surprise of a room full of people come to honor her.

Italian Wedding Cake and close friends for Shari's birthday.

Italian Wedding Cake and close friends for Shari’s birthday.

For my mother-in-law’s birthday, we let her invite the friends, but the surprise was the menu: a really good cut of meat and her favorite dessert homemade from scratch topped with a candle for every year she has been alive.  She thanked us for the best birthday party she ever had.  We had good balance of anticipation and surprise.

As we anticipate, moving to Rwanda in February of 2015, we are filled with joy and longing, fear and loss.  We also anticipate surprises.  We remember the verse, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11)

I (Nick) have shared with many of you about my anxiety regarding phone calls.  Yet God has surprised us with great meetings resulting from these calls.  He is good, and we see that when we trust him.

Prayers Answered

NO: Rain in Rwanda

It did rain on the building project in Rwanda.  The work started at 3AM.  The rain started at 10AM and continued long past 6:30PM when the work was done.  It was wet and muddy work, but the work was finished with a minimal impact on the integrity of the cement.  Making concrete in Rwanda  This video may not show up if you are not logged into Facebook.

YES: A Bumper Crop of Pastors

Last month, we asked you to pray for the pastors as they began study at New Creation Ministry’s Pastoral Training School.  We had a sharp group of 33 pastors arrive and learn about the True Gospel.  At the end of the class, through their written testimonies it was evident that at least 10 (and perhaps up to 20) entered into salvation for the first time during this class.  Praise God!

Ways to Partner: Host an Event

We promise our presentation to your friends will make more sense than Alice's tea party.

We promise our presentation to your friends will make more sense than Alice’s tea party.

Last month, we spoke about how people can partner with us by introducing us to their friends who might be interested in God’s work in Rwanda.  For people who have the gift of hospitality, you can let us share with a bunch of your friends at once by hosting a “tea” or “dessert.”  We can work together on the details to make our time together refreshing, encouraging, and fun.   Pray about it.  This might be the way God will use to bless Rwanda!

Blessings,

Nick and Krystal

On the Road

Urgent Prayer RequestImageThe three-year-old daughter of one of our coworkers in Rwanda is in the hospital with brain trauma.  A heavy metal box fell on Selah’s head while their family was relocating from one house to another.  She has two skull fractures and spinal fluid leaking from her ear (which could lead to meningitis).  Since her injury, she is no longer on a ventilator, but is on pain medication.  On Sunday, she was stabilized enough to evacuate her to a specialized facility in South Africa.  Our prayer for her is that there is no long term injury to her eye and her brain, that the spinal fluid leak heals without surgery, and that apparent nerve damage to her face would heal.   Follow her story here: http://prayerwall.worldventure.com/lance-and-tiffany-ferguson/ 

Her story reminds us first, that kids get injured, no matter where in the world you live.  Second, in Rwanda, there are some resources, but we will need people praying to God on our behalf, seeking his protection.  Finally, we are thankful to have a sending organization that knows how to mobilize prayers and provides medical evacuation for emergencies.

Mileposts in lifeImageKrystal graduated from Denver Seminary.  Many of you honored us by coming to the ceremony.  Special thanks to Shari, Krystal’s mom, who came from Washington to visit. Thank you!

ImageI successfully completed the Bolder Boulder, a 10K run in Boulder, CO.  I was fighting illness the week before, but was able to run about 5.5 mph, or an 11 minute mile.  Special thanks to my running partner, Rick Herzer, who kept me training these last 5 months.  His other friend, Nick, who recently moved to Colorado Springs from Washington, also ran the race.

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Grace has gone from “cruising” to actually walking up to 20 steps at a time.  She is thriving on her two nap a day schedule and sleeping through the night.  She continues to be a joy to us. She points at things and says, “Oooo.”  She stares at people in public.  She loves playing chase and tickling.  And our favorite, she dances anytime music plays, especially “Elmo’s Got the Moves.”  Check out her moves at the BolderBoulder.  Grace has the moves!

Lessons on the Road

Both Krystal and I feel quite confident and competent in many ways.  She is a skilled nurse and nurse leader at her hospital.  She has been an A student at Denver Seminary.  I like to think that I do well at teaching, preaching and discipling.  I was an A- student at seminary.  And I am a great barista at Starbucks.  While life was hard at times, in many ways we were in our sweet spot in Denver; we had opportunities to practice the gifts God gave us.

Over the next three years, we are going through a “construction zone.”  First, we are leaving Denver for Port Townsend, WA.  Second, Krystal is looking for a nursing job in Labor and Delivery, a newer field of nursing for her.  Third, I’m trying to transfer to a Washington Starbucks, but don’t have anything secure yet.  Fourth, partnership development requires skills and abilities we don’t really have. Fifth, we are leaving Washington in November 2014 for Rwanda where we will spend a significant amount of our energy learning to speak and live in a new way.

All this to say, the path ahead will be really bumpy and hard at times, but it leads to the place God wants us.  Please pray for us along the way.

Going Away Party

In case you didn’t hear, we are having a get-together to say good-bye to Denver.  All are invited.  Open house format.  Meat and fixings are provided.  Bring a side to share and your own drink of choice.

Saturday, June 8 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Blomberg House
7850 S Race St
 Centennial, CO 80122

If you haven’t rsvp’ed elsewhere, please reply to this email if you plan to come.

Partnership Development

We are at the 6-month mark with WorldVenture for PD and the goal is to be between 15-25%.  If you have pledged to give monthly, or you would like to join our monthly support team, please take a moment to sign up right now: https://www.worldventure.com/donate. If you want to commit, but can’t begin giving right away, select the payment option “mail a check.”  (You can adjust this later.)  If you can begin giving right away, that money goes toward our outgoing expenses.

Our many thanks to those who have given and those who continue to give: finances, prayers, help, and encouragement.  We have been blessed beyond what we expected as we shared our story and listened to each of yours.

Blessings,

Nick and Krystal