After Victoria was born in November, the family did not travel with Todd very much. Trips to Alabama & elsewhere in Florida (Perry, Jennings, Deltona, Ormond Beach, Mayo, Navarre and Pensacola) were nice test trips though. In late January, they started again with trips from our temporary home base in Florida to Lafayette, IN to see our great friends the Bradfords (founding partners in The Bridge during their missionary years). Then it was off Memphis and Jackson, TN to see long time supporters and family members.
After doing a few more trips by himself in Indiana (Westfield, Newburgh– family alert!, and Bedford), and a great Missions Convention at Calvary Temple in Springfield, IL, the family is now traveling together full time again. (Todd really likes that!) We finally said good-bye to Florida for a few months, finishing with our home church in Niceville and our friends in Valparaiso.
Arriving back in Indianapolis just in time for a snowstorm, we took a few days to catch our breath, and headed up for a super weekend in Middlebury. As of this writing we are finishing a missions convention in the Washington D.C. area (Manassas Assembly) where Todd’s cousin Stephanie and her husband Dwayne serve as Worship Pastors. Now they will be part of a missions convention in Morganton, NC and enjoy a Sunday morning in Charlotte (Bridge friends alert!) with new friends and partners Bishop Larry Allen and Rod of God ministries.
The crowning moment of this month will occur March 27 when Todd & Amanda (along with Tori) board a plane for Paris! We will be part of the Easter weekend outreach at The Bridge, along with renewing their visas for the next year (always a fun pilgrimage through French bureaucracy).
Please continue to be in prayer for the Moffett family from eastern North Carolina, the Peterson family from northwest Florida and Jeannette Cathey from southern California as they all do the hard work of fundraising to join the team at The Bridge in Paris. Our next church plant, and countless people, count of them to be THE light in the City of Lights!