We kinda left this blog back when we were still in training with New Tribes Mission, as they gave us a different blog to use.
Well, since we have paused our training and that blog has been inactivated, I thought and try to update this one again.
So, I will try to keep this brief, but update those of you who don’t know what’s happened since we left this blog. I’ll try to be brief.
I gave birth to Ruthanna Joy on February 5, 2010.
I love being a mommy! :-)
Jonathan and I finished up our second semester at the New Tribes Training Center in May, 2010.
We moved next door to my parent’s for the summer.
Jonathan worked all summer as a roofer – hard work, and he got strong and tan. :-)
We realized in July that we would not be able to return to New Tribes to finish our training in August, mainly due to lack of finances.
So, we packed up the rest of our stuff from New Tribes and moved it all in next door to mom and dad’s (dubbed “The Little House”) where we are still currently living.
In the fall when the roofing work slowed down Jonathan started working at the local Recycle Center, as well as an electronics company. He works really hard to provide for our growing family, and he stays very busy. I’m so proud of that man, and so incredibly grateful for him!
I gave birth to Joshua Ezekiel on March 4, 2011 (another one already? I just did this! haha)
I love being a mommy of two! :-)
Still waiting for Ruthanna to learn to walk, so I don’t have to carry her AND Joshua everywhere.
Lately our biggest thing has been preparing for a garden. Jonathan has done most of that work. I’m so grateful! I can hardly think about gardening right now while attending to the kiddos. How did women do it back in the “olden days”? Maybe they knew more about gardening anyway and didn’t have to do as much background work before they planted their seeds?
Well, Jonathan has had fun getting the garden ready (he seems to have enjoyed himself anyway, and I love watching him put his hands to work at something and see the results – he’s so good with his hands).
He built us some boxes in the front of our house and planted different things in them.
He started a bunch of seeds in egg cartons I’ve saved – and he’s hoping to transplant them soon.
Hopefully I can be more help once it’s time to pull up weeds and harvest and all!
On a different note, we are seeking the Lord’s direction concerning our training with New Tribes. I don’t believe we’ll be able to return this August to finish our training either. If not then, when? We don’t know. Are we even supposed to continue with New Tribes? We are unclear. Are we supposed to get involved in a different ministry? We are just unsure.
So, on that note – would you please pray for us? Pray that we can receive direction from the Lord as to what He would have us do with our lives, and that we would heed that direction.
And in the mean time, pray that we would plug in where we are and minister to the lives around us.
Hopefully I can keep you updated with shorter, more frequent posts in the future.
Until next time,
Shannon, for the Wedges