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Shirley, Solihull Issue #165 4 June 2014
It has taken us longer than we expected to find our feet after our
reporting travels. What with Tam’s travel to help her mum (see
family update) and the fact we are a little older, we find that we
aren’t bouncing back quite as quickly as we used to! This is
proving to be a season to take deliberate steps to review,
evaluate, and listen
to God and
colleagues about our
primary areas of
focus and effort. We
have been wanting to
do this for a couple
of years, but have
been unable to do so
for a variety of
Without going into detail, can we ask you to pray specifically for
us to hear from God about our roles, focus, and leadership in
these major areas: Dickens Heath Village Church, pioneer mission
training, thethirdplace network, disciple-making relationships,
church planting networks and catalyzing, the Fellowship of
Churches of Christ (National Leadership Team / Church Planting
Task Group), Springdale College (FCC and missional training), and
ethnic/international churches. Without being or trying to sound
dramatic, we are laying everything on the table before God in
this season for His leading, direction, and deployment.
Prayer Dates: 4th
Birthday!!! T&T participate in DHVC LT meeting.
T&T tentatively meet with J and Douglas to discuss a possible
DHVC twice month breastfeeding café; T&T attend FCC
Leaders Day; thethirdplace gathers.
Tim attends a DHVC men’s breakfast and later participates in
a Sea Cadet Summer BBQ.
DHVC morning worship with Tammy singing and Tim
Tammy works at the Family Support Centre (FSC) and later
participates in a weekly DHVC house group/Bible study; Tim
serves as Chaplain for the local Sea Cadet unit.
Tim participates in FCC NLT Vision Group meeting and later
attends a forum on Church Based Community Projects.
Tim meets with Larry for prayer/accountability then
monthly Skype conversation with Matt; Tammy attends FSC
monthly planning/prayer meeting.
T&T enjoy their day off together!
DHVC morning worship service – Tim baptizes Laura! Tammy
sings with the worship team.
Tammy works at the FSC and later attends weekly house
group/Bible study; Tim serves as Chaplain for Sea Cadets.
After a three week pause, we will resume writing e-mails and
letters seeking additional monthly support and one-time gifts.
We are glad to say we have seen a slow but steady response to
our requests. As of the end of May we have $650 of the $2000
additional monthly support to meet our budget. And because we
found a 2009 Nissan Qashqai at a lower price than we expected,
coupled with the sale of our 2003 Ford Focus, we have been able
to reduce what we need for a replacement vehicle to $11,000, of
which we have $7455 provided thus far. To help us on either of
these, you can go to http://cmfi.org/ttaho to give online.
Tammy’s trip to see her mom (Pat) in Oregon proved both
enlightening and exhausting. While it was good to visit, it was
difficult to see the acceleration of the memory issues Pat is
experiencing. Less than 24 hours after Tammy’s return to the UK,
we received word that neighbors had found Pat wandering
around the neighborhood looking for family and wondering who
was going to stay with her that night. Research has now begun in
earnest to locate and transition her to an appropriate and secure
living situation. All of this is made more difficult by distance and
Pat’s lack of desire for any sort of intervention. Your prayers are
Jess had a fabulous graduation!
While we were hugely disappointed
to be absent, we are grateful Andrew
was able to attend, along with
extended ‘family’ Ona, Ruth, Rachel
and Amelia. We are tremendously
proud of Jess for her hard work and
accomplishments and are looking
forward to her visit later this month
to hug her in person!
Thanks for all your love and support!
Share our prayer requests with friends and church family, but
please do not post them on the web or attempt to contact
individuals via social media (such as Facebook) in any form.
A Celtic Prayer We are Currently Praying
Dear Lord, please take the fear from our hearts and replace it
with your love. Please take the turmoil from our minds and
replace it with your peace. Please take the weariness from our
bodies and replace it with your strength. Amen, Lord, have