Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Terrific Tuesday Blogs.


So last Tuesday started a new section in the current chapter of my life. Like I said in my last post I am now being able to commit all day Tuesday to Clubhouse and raising our support! I am going to try and begin posting a new blog every Tuesday and keep everyone up to date with all our happenings. It is truly a blessing to be able to do the work you love.

God has also blessed our photography business! I am meeting with a couple here in the next few weeks to talk about shooting their wedding. If the choose to use us, this will give me 4 weddings in June. I will have a wedding the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Saturday in June with me being in Guatemala the 4th weekend! This has been a huge blessing because it is supplying us with extra income to purchase some extra photo/video gear for Guatemala and put towards paying off our Jeep!

Thanks for your continued support and prayers,

JD Jones

Prayer request:

Bethany has been offered a Home Health position with the hospital she is currently at. This position would give her better hours and less stress. Pray that God gives direction.

I have been struggling lately about whether or not to continue seminary next semester and if so what degree I should pursue.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

God is showing up and showing off!

I have been trying to write this blog post for weeks now and am just getting around to it! But I am glad I waited because has continued to bless us since I first had new news to share!

Bethany and I have been continually praying that God would continue to give us conformation that this is His will for our lives, not because we doubt, but it's just nice to have that added comfort. Well He has gone beyond what we could even have imagined, just like He says in His word (Eph. 3:20  Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think...). 

We were blessed with the opportunity to speak in our Sunday School class a few weeks ago and share what God is doing in our lives. Since then we have had multiple people come to us saying that they want to support us as we make this transition to Guatemala. We had one couple give us $3500 to pay for our next few short term trips down! WOW! We were absolutely blown away! But it didn't stop there!

One of the projects that Clubhouse is working on, is building a camp. Attached to the camp will be a clinic. As most of you know Bethany is an ICU nurse here in Shreveport and has begun to try and find medical supplies for the clinic. She was able to talk to a lady last week about getting some supplies, as she began to talk to her, Bethany was telling her the kind of things we need and she picked up the phone to call another lady who runs a local free clinic that might have some extra stuff we could use. One of the things that we need for the clinic is exam tables. Before the lady who had made the phone call could get that out of her mouth the other lady says, "could they use some exam tables?" They have 17 in storage and said we could have as many as we wanted! WOW again! But it keeps getting better!

On top of all of that! The original lady that Bethany had talked to, does a lot of relief work and had a lot of medical supplies in her garage that were just sitting there and needed to be given away. So guess what?! Beth and I went over Monday and she gave us everything, so much that it completely filled up the back of our Jeep! 

Needless to say this has been an incredible last few weeks! We are so excited to see what God will continue to do in the coming months and year! 

Another big praise is, that because of the support that is already coming in, I have been able to cut back to three days a week at my day job and that has allowed me to commit Tuesdays to working exclusively on Clubhouse stuff and starting to prepare our support packets to go out! 

Thank you for all your continued support and prayer!

A couple of specific prayer request:

1. Pray that God would allow more support to come in so I am able to go full time with Clubhouse this Summer.

2. Bethany has been offered a Home Health position at WK. She loves what she is doing now but has been praying for a while to change jobs to have better hours and be off most Sundays. She is going to do a ride along Friday with one of the nurses who does Home Health just to see if she likes it and it would be a good fit.