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Our life has been so full of great things!
PRAISE GOD we got our newsletters, prayer cards/photo postcards, and CIM Commitment cards printed. We bought envelopes, and printed return and sending addresses on them right at home from our printer last weekend. Saturday was our envelope day! We printed on them, stuffed them, stamped them, and sent them. They went out in the mail Monday afternoon (thanks to Tim after work), and Kim already had theirs by Tuesday afternoon. That's fast mail... way to go, USPS! We sent out so many of them Monday, but had a few more that went out yesterday, and have yet a few more to go out soon. We are trusting in God's provision for our mission at CIM. We are asking that you pray with us continually about the ways God can use you in this mission to reach Native American Indians through discipleship training at Mokahum Ministry Center. Please please please let us know if you want to talk more about what is going on with CIM, our upcoming ministry in the Bemidji area, or just native americans. We would love the conversation. Leave a comment on this blog, email, call, or facebook us. (ps, we're also on instagram for iphones)

Tim was laid off on Monday. He and my brother have both filed for unemployment, been updating resumes, sending in applications, and making phone calls and interviews. They are the homemakers for a while, and Joy & I "bring home the bacon" with nannying haha! Tim and Jord are both being such good sports about it, and we're all trusting in HIM for the best for our families. We know we're okay! Tim has some side jobs lined up for extra work right now, which is great.
Need a Carpenter?? Tim's your guy!
Today, my normal day off, we had a nice late breakfast together (after a SUPER long night with Cody for both of us) of French Toast on a whole wheat baguette from Panera--thanks to the Dolan's! Then, Tim generously cleaned out the Sienna super good, inside and out! This afternoon we went snowshoeing with the new hiking backpack we bought at Christmastime for Cody (Deuter Comfort Kid II) at Meyer Ranch Open Space. Open Spaces are like Colorado's city or county land/parks. The snow was very deep in some places, but the snowshoes kept us atop for most of the time. Maggie loved getting out in the sun, snow, and wind. Cody slept most of the time, and came home with pink pink pink cheeks. I'm hoping it will mellow out, and that he wasn't too wind burned. It was a lot of fun to get to do that together. ESPECIALLY on a Thursday that felt like a Friday!

Tonight I skyped with my friends the Fab Five Girls. Melissa was missing because she needed to be with her husband after a rough day... BUT the good news is, their baby is DUE to arrive in our big world in less than two weeks! Kaitlyn told us all about her and Joel, and their LOVE. It was great. Kels and Kristen updated us on some things too, which I really enjoy hearing about always. Kelsey lives in Iowa, and is a Youth Director at a little Methodist church. Kristen and Blake only have a few more months in OK before selling their house and moving to Denver!!!!!!

Anyway, Tim is now home from class (which he is super bummed he still has to go to even when he isn't working, but totally understands). That's life.



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