Life and death seem to have caught up with us over the past several weeks. It has even knocked us off our feet, but God is still showing His goodness to us. I (Chrysti) have been learning about finding hope in seemingly hopeless situations.
About 3 weeks ago, we discovered that Chrysti had a miscarriage
. We don’t really understand why this happened, but we trust that God is still good in the midst of our grief. Please pray for us as we continue to grieve the loss of our unborn baby.
In this update:
|Countdown to Home Assignment
It’s hard to believe we’ll be in the US in a month
(17 April)! We’re in the process of filling up our calendar with meetings, and would love to see you. Please contact us if you would like to meet up with us if we don’t contact you first.
|According to Asher
We had a visitor here for a couple weeks! My Grandma Agre (Chrysti’s Mum) came to visit. I like playing with her, and she gives good cuddles. I’ve been showing her my new skill of falling off the couch (HA!). She was also here to celebrate my first birthday! Mummy said I’m one year old
(Note from Mummy and Daddy: It’s been a joy to have Asher in our lives the past year. Children really are a blessing!)
I (Leon) was to attend a leadership training course this week and last week. Chrysti and I decided to postpone that trip until a later time when we have not just lost a baby. I have just finished updating our office phone system to new hardware and software. I am really happy about the upgrade.
I have been doing extensive research into Office 365 as a possible way to acquire software licenses for OM and to host a number of OM’s IT services. Office 365 is a cloud service by Microsoft. It provides email and Dropbox type solutions as two parts of their package. Our current email solution needs some changes this year. OM also feels the crunch to provide a Dropbox type solution where we have control over the data at an enterprise level. Office 365 could be that solution.
|Life in Carlisle
Our small group at church is already changing. One couple are moving away and we have added two more couples. We enjoy leading the group. They were really supportive of us in those initial few days after we found out about the miscarriage. The Body of Christ had “skin on” towards us in very practical ways.
We are uncertain what will happen with the group while we are in the US for 2 months. The couple we had hoped to lead are the couple moving away.