A few words:
1. We had a fabulous visit to the “baby doctor” yesterday afternoon. He says that he is about 90% sure that the baby is a girl; but he can’t be positive since the little thing insisted on keeping its legs together. Anyhow, praise God with us for this exciting news! Although we will not be revealing the baby’s name until his/her birth, we welcome any suggestions. If we choose a name that you suggest, maybe we will give you a Euro (pronounced “Evro” in Greek). Either way, please keep this new family member in your prayers. Also, pray for Kristin and I as we prepare for parenthood, and especially for Kristin as she learns to rest (which can be difficult for her, since she is such a go-getter).
2. We began Greek class on Tuesday. It’s great fun (so far), but also a great challenge. There is so much to learn. Please pray for us as we invest in this language. Pray for disciplined study habits, enduring patience, and a willing to laugh at our mistakes. Efharistoume (we thank you)!
3. In October, our team will escape from Athens for three days for our fall team retreat. Pray for increased unity and direction among our team. In addition to this, in the weeks leading up to the retreat, I will be spending considerable time developing a budget, vision plan, and other practical protocol for the re-opening of our “Nest” ministry (a combo – shelter and discipleship ministry). Please pray for this ministry and my leadership therein.