Saturday, March 14, 2009


Wow, I can hardly believe it is the middle of March. We are starting to feel like our move is coming faster and faster. 
About a week ago Pat Kenney (our Shepherd's Staff rep) approached Jonathan and asked if we would be attending F.I.T. (Field-environment Intensive Training). The two week course in Tijuana, MX is designed to equip missionaries with skills they will need on the mission field such as:
1. Relational skills
2. Administrative skills
3. Practical ministry skills
4. Family relationships
5. Leadership skills
6. Personal Health
7. Cross-cultural skills
8. Church relationships

Pat had informed us that our whole family would be able to attend at no cost since we were missionaries with Shepherd's Staff. Wow! That's huge since our family of four would have paid $2,000 for those weeks. As we looked over the time frame (May 30th-June 13th) we didn't think it would be possible to go. Vacation time at Jonathan's work had already been requested and someone else already had that time reserved. Plus, Jonathan needed a week of vacation time for Jr. high summer camp. So we said, "Well, we can't do it unless God opens the doors." I got a call from Jonathan on Wed. night and he said, "You won't believe it, the reserved time for those weeks had been canceled. Those dates are open!" Jonathan also looked over his vacation time and found that he had enough for the total three weeks we needed. What an answer to prayer! So, Jonathan put in for the time and is now waiting for approval. Please pray that if the Lord wants us to go that this next door would open up. Also, I need to request the time off from my PT job at Starbucks. May is just around the corner and we are so excited at this possibility. 

Oh! And our kids say, "Happy St. Patrick's Day!"

Bless you guys,

Adrienne for the Ferg4


Kristin Hampton said...

the boys in their st.pattys get-up is the cutest! i loveeee my nephews

Nana said...

Aww....they are just too precious!! So cute!