Archive for September, 2009

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September 23rd, 2009

How to Pray

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We greatly appreciate your prayers. They make a huge difference. Here are some things you can pray for over the next week.

Support – That God will bring 100% of our support in by October.
We’re at about 14% of our monthly support or $765. Now, not everyone has told us what they will be giving and not everyone has sent in their paperwork yet. So this is not an official number. We need 80% of our support in order to book tickets, but we would prefer to have 100%. We just found out that we will be living in an apartment one town over from Kandern, where the school is. This means we’ll need a car. At 80% of our budget, all of our living expenses are covered. At 100%, a car is covered. We are still praying that God will provide our support by the beginning of October, but it will definitely take a miracle!

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September 22nd, 2009

Why BFA Is Awesome for Families

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We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks sharing with people in Northwest Arkansas about BFA and why we’re so excited about going. On Sunday we shared with our church. As I was preparing, I realized how wonderful BFA is for missionary families. I think the idea of boarding school can be kind of difficult for some people. I know the first things that pop into my head when I think of boarding school are some rich parents who don’t want to deal with their children, so they send them away to boarding school. But that’s so not Black Forest Academy.

As I’ve read through parent testimonies about BFA, I’ve realized that there are so many reasons that missionary families might decide BFA is the best place for their kids. Here are a few.

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September 20th, 2009

The First, Real, Crazy Day


So today was pretty crazy. Dani woke up to a giant knock on the door! I answered the door and was reminded by a friend from the worship team at church that I was late. Our alarm hadn’t gone off. I was supposed to be at church at 7:30 am. He knocked at our door at 8. So needless to say, I was pretty frantic while getting a shower, clothes, my bass and heading to the church.

This Sunday was also the day that Dani and I were supposed to talk before our home church about what we will be doing in Germany. So we needed to get up. I was very happy that they sent someone to wake us up, but was also pretty upset at myself—ugh.

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September 16th, 2009

Felin, the Wonder Cat


I think one of the hardest things about moving to Germany will be leaving behind our cat, Felin (pronounced Fa-LEAN). We got Felin from a shelter in April. Israel thought she was the coolest cat he’d ever seen. I thought he was weird. But he wasn’t, he was right. She is the coolest cat. Ever.

In the past six months, she’s become my little companion. What will I do without her? Sniff.

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September 13th, 2009

Weekend Happenings


The past two months have been busy, and this week was no exception. Israel’s brother, Judah, stayed with us for three days, which was wonderful. We’ve been sharing with a lot of Community Groups from our church about our adventure to Germany. And we spent the weekend hanging out with friends. But, before I tell you all the details, I want to give you an update on our support raising.

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September 13th, 2009

A Song I Received About God’s Love

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This is a song I received after God overwhelmed me with His love. I was lead to read John 1:11-14. It talks about how God welcomes all those who believe in His name into His family. And that we, of our own flesh, cannot enter in any other way.

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September 10th, 2009

Eight Siblings, Spades and Fried Chicken


We spent Labor Day weekend with Israel’s family in Muskogee. We were hoping to do a lot of support raising while there, but nothing really worked out. Instead, we had a wonderfully relaxing weekend with the fam. Israel’s brother Judah just returned from 10 months in Australia. It was wonderful to see him (he’s actually visiting our house right now). Eight of the nine Jernigan kids were together at once. Pretty amazing. In a few weeks, the ninth, Hannah, will be visiting from Australia with her fiancé Ash. Madness will ensue.

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September 9th, 2009

The Journey’s Path: Part 4

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This is the last post about my decision for going to Germany, and the process that I went through. I’m sure there is alot more I could talk about, but these few posts were simply a way for me to share with you my journey. There will definitely be more about what Dani and I are both going through.

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