God is truly moving! Edith and I have both been sick for a few days, God continues to move mountains. By this time next week we will be posting some very exciting things the Lord has done in moving projecSALT, Micah House, and Juniper Tree forward!
Also, keep an eye out for our first newsletter. If you want to be on our contact list for friends and family just send your information to Edith at InHisGrace@gmail.com and she will make sure to get you on there.
For now we are so excited to let you know that Fidelity Charitable has approved projectSALT as an authorized charity. This is truly a miracle considering how young we are as a ministry! What it means is that individuals, businesses and organizations can give through Fidelity Charitable, including transfer of stock and reap the best possible tax benefit. For more information if you are interested or if you know of a company, business or foundation that would like to support our ministry through projectSALT click on this link:FIDELITY CHARITABLE to learn how.
Keep remembering us in your prayers! God is moving. Keep an eye out for our post next week.
Edith has been busy getting us set up here in Colorado and corresponding to our friends and supporters.
Our family hosted a projectSALT taco salad and game night. We had over twenty show up and no one broke the kitchen table playing spoons! This is a true blessing because it got intense.
We do have a number of prayer needs including:
Darian will be returning to Maryland in February to attend his last meeting with the Presbytery of the East. He will also be using this time to hopefully meet with different churches, pastors, missions boards and individuals about supporting our mission here in Greeley. While we received a number of generous and large gifts which will get us through March, we have no reoccurring support to sustain our ministry as of yet. Please pray God will open hearts and doors for what he hopes to share. If you know a church that would like to have Darian share about projectSALT or speak, please get in touch with us. Also, please pray Darian will enjoy visiting all our friends at Dundalk Presbyterian and the Presbytery of the East.
Please pray that Darian completes his first book “Micah’s Touch” and that God will guide his words and be glorified.
Please pray that projectSALT will be able to complete the process of setting up a charitable account with Fidelity so that those wishing to support us can do so through transferring stocks if they wish.
Pray for us as we prepare to teach the first projectSALT House Church regular study. Darian is busy preparing a “Foundations” study that our core team and then our entire church will be completing. So far he has begun work on the first two studies, Scripture and Jesus.
Pray we have the funds to continue our insurance coverage after March.
Pray for a location and/or land to build Micah House and for Darian and Edith as they begin to visit numerous programs for ideas and resources.
Pray that we are able to build healthy relationships. We are further away from our family in Georgia than we have ever been and miss both them and our church family in Baltimore terribly.
Pray for us to grow in our relationships with Christ, to establish new habits which brining us closer to Him each day so that we can better reflect Him to the community we have been called to reach.
Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement and prayers.
Wow! Have we been busy since arriving in Greeley! In addition to getting the house in order, we have been busy getting Micah enrolled in school. He will be attending Greeley West High School through May, then our youngest will be graduating! This week he has been going half days to get him used to the new environment. Then, after Christmas break, he will begin full time. We have been pleasantly surprised at how well he has adjusted to the new environment. Please remember him in your prayers as he continues to deal with changes in routine and his new school.
Darian has met a number of times with Aaron Havens discussing Scripture, doctrine and the full glory of God. He has met with the Weld County’s Special Education Directors, Laura Casas and Joe Hendrickson to preliminarily discussMicah House. They were very excited about the possibility of filling this much needed hole in services for Greeley. Darian also had lunch with area pastors and presented both the vision for Micah House as well as Juniper Tree Ministries and received a very positive reception. After Christmas he will be having lunch with the pastor of Greeley’s largest church who has expressed an interest in partnering withprojectSALTonMicah House. Darian will also be meeting with the Doug Brown and Greg Ehlert, Pastor and Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Greeley.
Jonathan and Matthew got here Saturday; Jonathan from Oakland and Matthew from Baltimore. Micah was so excited to pick them up at the airport that he brought his shoes to us all day after we told him that we would be going to pick up the boys. Both the boys really like our new home and are excited about the future of and the work of God through projectSALT.
We Made It! Praise God! He provided just what we needed to get here and get things set up. Look what greeted us…. That is our new home covered in snow. We were so tired. My back was out and every joint in my body hurt from all the packing, loading and driving over the last week. We did not know how we were going to get things unloaded. What a blessing to have been met by Aaron and told he had 13 people from projectSALT on the way! What had taken us three days to load was done in three hours. Praise God! The ladies even went the extra measure to set up our bedroom. Man what a great night sleeping in our own bed after such a long trip. I am so proud of Edith. She stayed so positive and drove her truck and trailer like a champ. Micah was great! We cannot wait to see what God has for us in the days and years to come.