September 10, 2010
PRAISE GOD - OUR HOUSE IS SOLD!
We give thanks to the Lord as expressed in Psalm 100: 4-5
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
We are delighted to share the great news that our house sale was finalized with the closing today! It truly is an answer to the prayers of many and we thank all for their faithful prayers for the house sale. We also want to acknowledge and thank all who helped in other ways to make this possible. The service of many has helped to make our mission service in Kenya possible.
Specifically, we thank: our neighbors, Bob and Chris Sprague and their family, who have faithfully cared for our home during our time away and have already served as great ambassadors to the new homeowners; Steve's brother, Mark Burgert, who diligently attended to the closing transaction details long-distance; our neighbors, Chuck and Inge Bentz, who have been storing some of our remaining belongings; our real estate agent from Group, Kim Summitt, and others involved in the house-closing details; and the many members of our home church First United Methodist Church - Loveland, who helped us pack up, move, and prepare our home for sale.
Previously in our blog on October 25, 2009 we shared how we had many signs that our transition to being missionaries was "getting real." Today's home sale adds a new level of reality to our calling as missionaries. We again praise the Lord for His goodness and we thank all of you who have partnered with us. --Steve & Alene