This coming Sunday, we are going to begin a new quarter in our Connect Groups at Southern Calvert Baptist Church. At the beginning of the year, we dove into the book of Acts. Then we moved into the epistles. Now we are going back to Acts and pick up where we left off. We left Acts after chapter 20 when Paul gave his final charge to the church leaders before heading to Jerusalem where he had already been forewarned of the persecution and imprisonment that awaited him. This is where we are going to pick back up this week, in Acts 23. In order to get caught up with what happened in chapters 21-22, I want to give a quick summary of those chapters. Continue reading
Elena, Abigail, and I just returned home from a 20 day mission trip to our beloved Moldova. It was an amazing experience. We want to thank all of the wonderful people who prayed for us as we traveled and served the Lord by serving the people of Moldova. We traveled with 3 ladies from the St. Louis area who went with us for the first time to Moldova. They were real troopers. One of the ladies celebrated her 80th birthday while in Moldova. I would like to give you a short update on the trip.
Abigail did great on the planes. The only time that she got “upset” was during the flight over the ocean. She cried 2 times during the 9 hour flight (which I thought was great). When we arrived in Moldova we had a few hours of travel and then we were able to go to bed. Since Abigail slept a lot on the plane and on the ride to the camp, by 2am she was wide awake, jumping on the bed while mommy and daddy were trying to get some much needed sleep. She played until 5am before finally falling back to sleep. We were zombies the next day as you can imagine. She adjusted but as soon as she adjusted to the time change she got sick, running a high fever. Continue reading