Hello from Dallas, TX!
We wanted to send a quick update of our home search and what our next steps will be. After looking for homes in all available areas in Dallas and Dallas suburbs, we have decided that we need to rent a small apartment while we look for a better option. We were hit hard with the reality that housing in Dallas costs a lot more than housing in Guatemala. We are hoping that over the next few months that something will come up in our price range.
In Texas there is a huge issue with foundations cracking when it gets hot in the summer time, creating cracks all over the house. Residents of Dallas are supposed to water their foundations every day during the summer to prevent this. We looked at several houses that were visibly sagging into the earth because part of the foundation had cracked and was drifting. Some things you just can’t understand until you see it. Finding a home without these cracks has proven to be very difficult, especially in older houses. Please be in prayer that we can find an older house in our price range without major structural damage.
So having said all that, we plan to move to Dallas within the next few weeks. This is a pretty stressful time for us and we could use prayer for our spiritual, emotional and physical health. We are feeling a lot like vagabonds right now and just want to get settled and into our full-time ministry soon. Thank you for walking through this with us!
Jordan, Hannah, Solomon & Grace
For four and a half years we have been ministering at the Christian Academy of Guatemala. Our desire was always to care for the kids of missionaries so that the parents could accomplish their ministries and so that the students would have the best possible experience on the mission field. The second most common reason that missionaries leave the mission field is because of family issues. We are trying to prevent that as much as possible where missionary kids are concerned. MKs have been dear to our hearts for many years. Our plan was to do this in Guatemala indefinitely, but God had other plans for us. We are excited to announce that our ministry to MKs has taken a new direction!
As most of you know, we have been very involved with our mission’s (Camino Global) missionary kid retreats for the past couple of years. In July, after our most recent retreat, we had a leadership meeting where it was confirmed by Camino Global’s leaders that our mission needs a full-time ministry to our missionary kids. We were asked to head up that ministry and have accepted the position! This means that we will be relocating to Dallas, Texas sometime early this year. From there we will minister to all of Camino Global’s missionary kids in the US and in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and several other countries. We will do this through field visits, counseling, re-entry retreats, coaching and more!
This will be a huge transition for us. Please keep our family in your prayers as we embark on this new journey. Some specific things you can pray for are:
- Good transitions for the kids.
- That we would find an affordable home. We are saving for a down payment, but we are not where we need to be yet.
- Continued financial support.
- Direction and wisdom as we develop ways to care for Camino’s MKs.
If you have any questions about our ministry or would like to hear more about what we will be doing, please let us know (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: (205) 470-9936).
(We visited Washinton D.C. on our road trip last summer)