Happy New Year!

We pray that you each had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s with your family and friends. We certainly enjoyed fun, special, sweet, and memorable moments with our family throughout the season.

We wanted to give an update on what is currently going on with our transition to Uganda…

We have been speaking to a real estate agent and plan to get our house on the market by the end of the week. We prefer to sell it, instead of renting it out, and are praying that it sells in God’s timing.

We are currently in the midst of fundraising. We have been so grateful to friends and family who have begun to support us financially. It is very humbling to see how God is working things out for us to be able to serve Him at Lulwanda. If you feel led to help us financially on this journey, we would be incredibly grateful; we are in need of others who will partner with us on a monthly basis, as well as those who are willing to donate as they are able. Any amount of a donation is helpful and is used by God to help work out His plan. More information can be found HERE. We need to raise a certain percent of funds before we are able to move, so we have found great encouragement through the donations that have already begun to come in– thank you again and again!!

We are praying about what type of fundraiser we might be able to do to help raise money for the expenses we’ll have of setting up our home/life when as we get settled in Mbale. We are currently throwing around a couple of ideas, and if you have any, please feel free to share!

We will be traveling to Houston, TX over the MLK weekend to attend Grace International Children’s Foundation’s yearly Fellowship Dinner. We are looking forward to having the opportunity to spend time with the GICF Board Members, Natalie Rolfe (another missionary from Lulwanda who is currently on furlough in TX), and Pastor Morris and his wife Aidah (the Pastor from Uganda who we will be working with).

We would deeply appreciate your prayers during this time, prayers that we would not be overwhelmed by all of the upcoming changes, that we would not become overwhelmed in the day to day activities and logistics that need to be worked through to make the move possible, etc. Please also pray that as we face decisions, we would be quiet and still, so that we can clearly hear what God is telling us to do. One specific example of a decision we will face in the next couple of months is if we will continue to homeschool once we are in Mbale, or if Audrey and Simon will attend the Tyler International School, a very small school for families like ours in Mbale. Of course there are many others decisions we’ll be facing, but this is one that is especially on our minds right now.

We are so thankful for your many prayers. A couple of verses that have continually been on our hearts and minds lately are Proverbs 4:25-26: “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” We pray that just as these verses help ground us and remind us of where we are to be looking amidst all of the upcoming changes, decisions, etc., that they would settle in your heart and remind you of the same truths.

In Him and with love,

Ryan and Megan

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