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So once again I’ve gone forever since posting.  It started with me not having much to write about.  Then I had an issue with someone hacking into one of my old email accounts and asking everyone in my contact list for money.  So I changed lots of my passwords, and couldn’t remember the password to my blog.  Now I’ve got that resolved, too.  Hopefully I won’t go so long again, and hopefully some of you out there have a blog reader so you haven’t forgotten all about this.

I’m asking for prayers right now.  We are going through some very difficult things at church, stuff I need to keep confidential both for our sake and to avoid breaking the 8th commandment.  If I can down the road, I will share more details, but in the meantime we are in need of your prayers.  Satan is attacking the Church as a whole right now, because we’ve heard news from other churchworkers in other places about struggles as well.  We do know that Travis will continue to be a pastor into the future no matter what happens, but we aren’t sure if it will be here.  It’s currently out of our hands.  Please keep praying for us as we muddle through the uncertainty, especially during this time of the year.  While the situation is being figured out, we have been instructed to stay away from the church and to not interact with members so that we avoid the pitfalls of triangulation.  This is especially difficult when it’s Christmastime and we’re already far away from family, and the church family is all we have.  We haven’t gotten to know a lot of people in the area yet outside of the congregation.  But God is faithful.  Last night when we were feeling particularly sad, phone calls kept coming in from the most unexpected places, friends from far and near who reached out to us.

I have to confess to those of you enroute that we were in Nebraska over Thanksgiving and did drive out there.  I know there are a few of you who would have liked to see us, but we were dealing with a lot of uncertainty already and just needed to be with family.  So Jim and Gail, if you read this, I’m sorry for not contacting you about the change in plans.  I hope you can understand.

Needless to say, when all of this is said and done, I will have a lot to write about, what it’s like to go through such a difficult dark time in ministry.  Please keep praying for us, it’s such a help.

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