Monday, October 1, 2012


Wow this year has flown by! It seems like yesterday Bethany and I were hopping on a plain to head to Guatemala on our vision trip and here we are 6 months from moving!

This is going to be an exciting month for us! First up is our house going on the market in a few weeks! If you know anyone in the Shreveport area that is looking for a place, send them our way! We are praying that we would be able to sell quickly and for our asking price (as I'm sure everyone who is selling is).

Next up is our Dinner and Auction at Camp Bethany. We will have a catfish dinner followed by a silent and live auction and a word from Mike Parker (Executive Director of Clubhouse Guatemala). Tickets are $5 to help cover the cost of food and can be purchased from either the Gilleys or the Jones'. Here is links to both our Facebook event page and the photo album with pictures of the furniture that is going to be auctioned off.

FB Event:


God has been incredibly faithful to us this year! In these few short months since we surrendered to go to Guatemala we have been able to raise $8000 of the $10000 that we need to make our initial move next spring! We currently have about 1/4 of our monthly support committed. We are incredibly thankful for all that has been given/ committed so far and are confident that God will supply the rest!

This last week I was feeling just overwhelmed at all the things that needed to be done in the next few weeks and Bethany texted me that we had received a $1200 donation! This is just one of the many examples of how God has continued to reaffirm our calling and His commitment to us in this endeavor.

Also this month we will be welcoming our baby girl into the world! Little Karis Makaila was originally due on November 3rd but our Dr. has decided to induce Bethany on October 29th if Karis hasn't come already. We have been incredibly blessed by the outpouring of love and gifts for Karis from our friends and family!

We are also looking for churches to speak in and share about what God is doing in Guatemala! If you know of any churches that would be interested in having us come and share, send us there info!

Grace and Peace,
JD & Bethany

Prayer request:

Continued health for Bethany and Karis.

I (JD) am praying about going full-time with Clubhouse at the beginning of the year if our finances allow. 

Pray that our house sells and that we are able to find a good deal on a vehicle to ship to Guatemala.