Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CAR WASH for the Barbers Abroad

Saturday July 31st · 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Stirring will be raising money to send the Barbers out as a missionary family. They will be serving with YWAM Montana and receiving their training there before going overseas for an outreach.

Tell your friends! We will be washing cars July 31st from 10am-4pm

We need help washing cars. Please let us know if you can help wash cars for a few hours.

Prayer Requests for the Lains

Wonderful Friends and Family,
Thanks for your prayers as we get ready for a big month of transitions ahead!!!  Thank you in advance for spending extra time praying this month since we know there is  lot to pray about!   We love you guys!  We really cannot do any of this without your support and prayers!  Be on the look out for a you-tube video update and ways you can support us prayerfully and financially next week!
Joining with you in carrying His Kingdom with us wherever we go!
Larry and Krista Lain
Averiana and Eli
1.  Only 3 weeks to go (out of 8) of Kazakh Language Study at Indiana University 
(5 days a week/8 hours a day-4 hours in class and 4 hours of homework each day)
Pray for perseverance and that we would finish well
Pray for retention of learning a lot of information in a short time (over 1000 words and LOTS of grammatical structures to memorize!)
Pray for great bonding time for our children with grandparents while we are away
Pray for great memorable weekends with our kids and our families
2.  Pray for our MOVE back to Mongolia!
Pray for wisdom to know what we need to bring back as we pack
Pray for our flight on Sunday, August 15 from Chicago to San Fran
Pray for our flight on Monday, August 16 from San Fran to Mongolia
Pray for peace, patience, along with excitement and joy as we reunite with friends
Pray for a great Field Forum with all our teammates on August 20-25.
3.  Pray for PREPARATION as we get ready to move to Western Mongolia September 1st!
Pray again for wisdom as we pack up our stuff from Darhan to Hovd (30-40 hour trip)
Pray as we find a way to transport all our belongings
Pray that we would be able to find an apartment quickly and easily
Pray that we would be connected with a GREAT host family to set up a ger in their yard...for life-long friendships to develop
4.  Pray for our ADOPTION paperwork to be processed quickly and smoothly
Praise the Lord!  All the paperwork is in the mail!!! 
Pray that they receive all the right paperwork that it is filled out correctly, that it reaches the right destinations and that it is processed quickly
Pray that we are given a fingerprinting appointment before we leave for Mongolia (very important)
Pray that God will prepare our hearts, minds, and souls for our new child(ren)
*Pray for PATIENCE as we wait! 
*We have about 2-3 months to wait until we get APPROVED (GOD WILLING...Please pray for God's will for APPROVAL of one or two children!!!)
Then we will most likely have about 6-12 months to wait until we receive our child(ren)...Potentially we could bring them home next summer! 
Thanks so much for joining with us and praying for us as we follow the Lord!  May you be blessed as you follow Him as well!  We love you guys!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back from Tanzania... A new chapter

Check out Tessa's amazing pictures and update about her time in Tanzania.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Amsterdam Team returns to Redding!