27 October 2010

MAF adventures - Candidacy January 2011!

Welcome to MAF! 

Thank you everyone for the prayers.  Well, God has given us "the thumbs up" to continue our journey to serve overseas! We have been formally invited back to MAF for Candidacy and officially join the MAF team in January 2011!

Birthday Night Out!

We are still in a state of attempting to comprehend that we have actually made it through our evaluation and passed! Years of hard work and listening to God's calling led us to our evaluation at MAF and now... it is over! And the joy of next phase begins!  Over the next month we will be wrapping up our current jobs and preparing our hearts to serve overseas! Will and I could not be more grateful to be invited back... it is truly an answer to months and years of prayer.

Here is a recap of our time at MAF:

Our little friendly Mr. Squirrel 
We were there for about two weeks. Our adventure began before we could even unlock our MAF apartment door.  We were warmly welcomed over for dinner by our neighbors Ricky, Heather and sweet little Elise!  What a joy it was to get to know the people that we will be serving beside for years to come!  Throughout our time, the common thread at MAF was Christ's grace and love.  It was evident in everyone around us; people were genuinely raw and real about their faith.  It was refreshing to observe people who loved Jesus with all their heart, mind, soul and strength (Matt. 22)!

Being silly playing on the "display hose" at the firehouse!
Our stay included road trips, evaluations, many belly laughs, fun times downtown Boise, dinners with the MAF staff, birthdays and countless other memories.

Our evaluations were two different dynamics! Will's eval was a maintenance evaluation: spending most of his time at the hanger working on various projects with his Maintenance Evaluator, Doug.  My evaluation was a "social eval": I stayed "hard at work" building relationships with the staff of MAF (aka chatting with the women :)

At the conclusion of our time (and after MANY prayers) Will passed his evaluation with "flying colors" (no pun intended) and I passed the social aspect as well.  At this point, the board invited us to come back for Candidacy as a Maintenance Specialist couple for January 2011! We are so blessed and look forward to officially becoming a part of the MAF team!
God's beauty surrounds us daily...

God is so good! Thank you all for the continued prayers!  Our hearts are to follow our GOD wherever HE leads our family. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.  "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."  Jeremiah 29:11 

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