The month of January has been a special one for us. We wrapped up our ministry at Rechurch in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand where we've been since 2009. We've been focusing on leaving well, spending time with friends and preparing ourselves for good-byes. We've also been working through the many tasks required for our next steps: a move to Auckland and a furlough in the USA this summer.
If you have a minute, watch this short video which highlights our time at Rechurch and includes a timeline for the steps leading up to our next church plant in Auckland.
USA Furlough: April - July 2015
We're looking forward to our upcoming visit to the USA this summer. We'll be spending time with family, friends, and supporting churches, leading worship, updating missions teams, and raising funds for our next project. We're currently working on our furlough schedule, so watch this space for more updates. We hope to see you in the summer!
While we're loving the extra time we have together as a family in Christchurch this month, we're faced with the reality of more health issues. The silver lining is that what's coming will be improvement. The down side is that minor surgery will have to be the remedy for both Whitney and Henry. Whitney will have an ovarian cyst removed and Henry will have an operation to correct muscle issues in his eyes. Both should recover quickly with little complication. Please pray for this outcome.
On a brighter note, our little Finn is having his first birthday on the 3rd of February. He is a source of so much joy for our little family. We're so grateful for the little guy.