Saturday, August 02, 2008

We Are BACK!
The Farewell Party:

Kelley and I are back in the US after 30+ hours of traveling and then visiting the Summer Orlando Project in Orlando, FL. Thank you so much for your prayers as we traveled. The plane rides back could not have been any better, and right now we are trying to get settled back into our home in Raleigh, recover from jet lag (we are falling asleep at 8pm and waking up at 5am...crazy huh), and then get ready to begin another year at NC State. Just to give you a summary of Thailand; it was more than we could have ever imagined as God renewed and changed our hearts, marriage, and our vision for seeing the gospel reach the nations. God graciously used the Thailand staff and the students there to help us see more of the glory of God and realize at a deeper level that life/ministry are all about relationships. It is an experience that we will never forget and has changed who we are for a lifetime!

The Airport:

Update from SOP:
It was very encouraging to visit Orlando and see what God has been up to in the hearts and lives of the students from NC State. God is building a movement of college students that long to know Him and make Him known for a lifetime in our midst! It is very humbling and crazy all at the same time to watch God grab hold of a group of people's hearts and watch them begin to desire to live counter-cultural. The beauty of the love and grace of God!

Kelley and I are very excited for what lies ahead for us and the staff at State this year. Please continue to pray for us, as you always have, and know that what God is doing here in Raleigh is because YOU have been faithful in your praying and giving.

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