Sunday, October 3, 2010
Mission to Maxim update
I will save all of details and just say that while we had all of our documents sent to Ukraine already, we were told to redo some pieces. I will withold my thoughts on this but you probably could guess. :o) Once again the delays meant to frustrate and distract persist, yet God prevails. We were able to redo our papers in a matter of days and I personally drove them to the secretary of state's office in Little Rock myself for apostilling and then straight to the Fedex office. They are due to arrive in Kiev tomorrow!
This week is important and we would so covet your prayers! Prayers for favor with officials, speedy expediting of submission and receival of appointment date.
Because of this hold up, it will of course affect our travel date pushing it farther out. Again, while it's not what we'd prefer, we are trying to rest in knowing that God is coordinating and shifting in the heaven's. This does give us more time to raise the funds needed to bring Maxim home.
Today we have received a commitment of $1,000 which will put us at needing to raise a little over $6,500 more. PRAISE!
Some sad news and huge prayer request:
Some friends of ours, Lee and Jennifer Bray, came to us a couple of weeks ago feeling led to hold a concert fundraiser for Maxim. They had decided to hold it out in the country on their acreage. Last Friday morning, Lee went out to clear out two trees that were blocking an entry way so that more parking area could be made for the event. He was atop an 18 foot ladder when he lost balance and fell. Praise God, as he began falling head first he flipped back and landed on his feet, shattering both heels and pushing them up into his ankles severely damaging them. He also broke his right wrist and a vertebrae in his midback. He went in for surgery right away that day but these next weeks will be filled with rehab and much care will be needed for the Bray family. Will you please keep them in your prayers and if you feel led to help them in anyway, we will be happy to let you know specifics on how to do that so please just email me.
Thank you for your continued prayers and advocacy for Maxim!