November, Babies, Ministry, Prayer, Oh My!

Louis Preaching

October was a month of Sundays for Louis preaching! Louis was asked to fill in as a supply pastor for October and November at Concordia Lutheran Church in Phoenix. This has been an excellent time for Louis to be able to do what he loves to do: share the message of good news in Jesus Christ. It has also allowed us to take weekly trips to Phoenix to visit Annie’s parents and to continue to be involved in Chayah. October 27th, Annie and Louis gave the marriage talk for Chayah #58 Boys’ Weekend. This will be the third time they have given this talk this year in the juvenile detention center, the first two being to Girls’ Chayah weekends #55 and #57. Even with all of these commitments, Louis was able to serve on the Community Team for the Men’s Via de Cristo #31. His father attended the weekend and had a great time! Finally, Louis is the Lay Director for the upcoming Tirosh weekend in January and meetings begin this month. All of these are opportunities to stay involved in God’s calling while we raise support and also to continue to build those supremely important relationships that we want to continue in even when we go to Lebanon.

Still Pregnant

This picture is from October 2nd when Annie was 8 months pregnant. The baby is due November 6, so by now she is basically 9 months pregnant and he could be here any day. From September 29 to October 28 we have had four different baby showers of all kinds. A very girly, a co-ed, a man party, and another girl filled which have provided many reminders of the support we have. To those of you who haven’t received thank you cards yet, I have adored the advice, gifts, and the overall showering of love provided by all of you throughout this pregnancy. I really do believe that you are a necessary part of our lives. Of course your prayers are welcomed for the little one and as soon as we return home from the hospital and I get a moment to upload pictures of the little guy, I will send everyone on this prayer support list an announcement all about baby!

November Prayer Requests

November 1-3: Pray for this month of preaching by Louis at Concordia Lutheran
November 4 – 10: Pray for Via de Cristo women’s weekend November 8-11. Pray that after this weekend both men and women would be forever blessed by new friendships and strengthened relationships with Christ.
November 11 – 17: Pray for our baby who will be here by the end of this week for sure. The due date is November 6th, and to keep the baby from getting too big we are inducing some time this week if the baby has not come prior.
November 18 – 24: Pray for Louis and Annie to be able to continue to have a great relationship together with the little addition!
November 25 – December 1: Pray for Louis’ sermon at Desert Hope Lutheran in Tucson followed by a Sunday School period all about Jesus’ Hope for the Middle East.

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