“To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours: Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:1b-2
Why does there seem to be a natural law in place that dictates that the longer the weekend, the less work you get done? Jessi had plans to get a lot of work done: sewing, laundry, baking, and organization. But all I managed to finish was some cooking for church on Sunday! Oh, well! I guess that gives me something to do during the week.
This week marks the beginning of the Spring 2014 semester. Guy has enrolled in 2 classes: Old Testament 2 and Evangelism Practicum. He’s going to be studying O.T. with the same professor as last semester. The Evangelism Practicum is supposed to help teach him how to conduct a revival, how to prepare sermons for the revival, and culminates in a 5-service revival somewhere in the U.S. during spring break in early March. Guy is to meet with the Revive This Nation panel for an interview tomorrow (Tuesday). We’ve been told that they generally accept anyone who applies to preach, due to so many churches asking for preachers, but they want the opportunity to meet with the first-time applicants. I don’t remember if I’ve written much about Revive This Nation before, but here’s the website to do more research on it if you’re interested: http://www.swbts.edu/campus-life/revive-this-nation/ . Jessi would like to go with Guy, but we don’t forsee this happening, as we would have to pay for Jessi’s transportation to and from the revival site.
Jessi’s hard at work in her new role as baker at the Student Center on campus. I’m responsible for not only the bread and dessert for the lunch service at the Grill, but also the pastries, cafe bread, and cookies at the Cafe (the coffee shop). I’m preparing to be baking like a mad woman starting this week. It’ll be a learning curve these first couple of weeks, since school is starting, more people are on campus, and both the cafe and grill being open for extended hours compared to the break.
Jessi is also starting to contemplate opening an Etsy shop to sell her crafts. I’ve heard that Etsy is a good site to sell from, but I am trying to find someone who has one already up and running to ask questions. I want to be very knowledgeable when I open this shop, so that I’m not stumbling along blindly and making a lot of costly mistakes. If anyone out there has an Etsy shop, I’d love to talk to you about it!
Guy will be attending an informational meeting about the mission trip to Slovenia this upcoming Sunday. I plan to go with him so I can also get the info about the trip. Expect to be reading an entire post dedicated to the trip sometime soon. We want all of you to be informed about our mission plans in hopes that you will come alongside and support us. We will need – do need – your prayers, your encouragement, and perhaps your financial support if the Lord leads you in that direction.
We are also looking forward to a “service fair” next Sunday evening at church. Travis Avenue Baptist Church will be giving info about different areas of service in the church, and will have a lot of booths set up for the different ministries, so that people can connect, sign up, and start serving in the church. I (Jessi) am looking forward to this. I feel that I need to be serving in the church, but haven’t been able to really investigate ministry opportunities. This will provide both of us the opportunity to get connected and plugged into ministry.
* Start of classes. Guy starts classes Thursday. Pray for good time management as he juggles full-time work with part-time school.
*Work. Guy’s new job is going well. Jessi as she learns to handle the pressure of her new role by herself (no helper).
*Mission Trips. Guy’s info meeting is Sunday. Jessi’s info meeting isn’t until April, but both of us need to be fundraising now, as well as seeing about passports.
*Revive This Nation. Sermon prep for Guy. Holy Spirit working in the community/church now in preparation for revival. Potential for Jessi to accompany Guy.
*Business opportunities. Jessi’s fledgling business. That opportunities for her to spread the word and do work for people/teach classes would be plentiful.