So its been almost a month since my last update and SO much has been happening. As I mentioned last time, Cheryl and the boys have been living with her parents and adjusting to a new "home" in Florida. I'm staying with some friends in Texas until I quit work, which will be in **2 WEEKS!!** More on that a little later.
I've traveled to FL on back-to-back weekends and its challenging living a part from your wife and kids. I do not recommend this. While I was there last weekend, Cheryl and I talked and surgically reviewed our budget to figure out how I could quit my job sooner rather than later and get a date for airfare. Sometimes there is a very fine line between making wise decisions and fully stepping out in faith and trusting God with the consequences.
After praying about it we felt this week was going to define some things. It didn't take God long to let us know. On Monday night one of our sponsoring churches told us they were going to significantly increase their monthly support! This was so HUGE! With that news we knew **immediately** that I would turn in my notice this week.
So I officially gave my notice this week (my last day is August 29) and everyone I work with has been very cool about my leaving, once they shock of the news wears off. They've said they are bummed I'm leaving, but they are very excited about the opportunity in front of Cheryl & I.
Since my last post we have almost completely closed our one-time budget gap (with the promise of some matching funds) and our monthly gap is now just over $1,000 a month. We feel comfortable we can move forward and are trusting God will continue to close that gap within the coming days/weeks/months. We still have some big loose ends to tie up before moving, but we are scheduled to depart DFW airport on September 26!
**Praise God for His faithfulness and hand of blessing on these mission plans!** Please continue to pray for us and our families as we prepare to start this new adventure.