January 6, 2010

Indiana Pacers Night Out

We were given free tickets to go to the Pacers game last night. We drove an 2 and a half hours to get there and the same back. We had a blast. We started out in the balcony, when a gentleman, also known as an Angel to Tauni, that gave us upgrade tickets to the floor level. We went from $15 seats a piece, to $125 seats a piece. It was crazy awesome. So much fun. Check out the pics and video.

Pictures from the night.


A video of Michael after the game all hopped up on Cotton Candy and Pepsi.


video

January 4, 2010

What's next?

There has been some praying going on in our family. Ok, a little more than usual in that we are wondering what is coming up next. As most of you know, we are living with a family that has graciously extended part of thier home so that we could have a bit of a transition time. This was/is not a permanent move, so we are really trying to understand what God wants us to do next.

We basically have residence 45 min to an hour away from where most of our lives are lived. It has been very difficult on the kids, seeing as though it seems that they have gotten a bit of Tauni's car sickness passed down to them. We are traveling back to Columbus/ Delaware 4-6 times a week.

God's call on my life has not changed. There is no doubt that as I continue to bring the Word of God, that the Spirit seems to be getting stronger. The problem that we are running into is that I am not speaking enough/paid enough to continue in the exact same way that we have been going. Financially, things need to change for us.

I have had ideas and thoughts about how to handle this, but maybe a little fear and self pride stand in the way. When we first started on this journey, God promised He would take care of us.

The one way that I have been processing for awhile has been the idea of raising personal support for the ministry. I need a church or organization that would be willing to take this on as an endeavor and be willing to accept all the money and then turn around and support me. I would also have to approach friends and family for the financial support.

I could ask Churches to support me as a missionary as well. My home church, Water of Life, does this already with a monthly stipend.

I could begin, and have a little already, to charge a certain amount to go around and speak. It is something that I have steered away from for several reasons. I am afraid it will keep me from being able to bring a message to places because they can't "afford" me. I am also afraid that I will speak less, and I want to be able to do that as much as possible.

I believe that it has been hard for me to do this because I do not speak because of money, but because of the call God has placed on my life. But if it is going to be something that I can live from, I need to support my family, and maybe I cannot accomplish both with the same task.

It may be time for me to get a second job, part or full time, to help pay the bills. I know that this seems to be the most logical, but that doesn't make it any easier. I know that God told me to quit my job, and that he would take care of me. I have "worked" very hard to not "help" God out over the last couple of years.

I am asking you to pray for our family. We are trying to figure out a lot of things, and they all have to intertwine in many ways.
What is the final job/ ministry going to be?
How much is Speaking involved in it?
Where are we going to live?


Scott