Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Update:

A lot has happened in the last month!

A huge thank you to everyone that came out to our auction! The turn out was bigger than we could have even imagined! 

With your help we were able to raise nearly $9000!!! Praise the Lord! This is nearly our entire amount needed for our move down fund! With what we have been able to save and raise, we have been able to double what we needed to furnish our house and ship the few things we are taking with us to Guatemala. This extra money will help us towards buying plane tickets to come home and visit family and friends. We were also able to use some of this money and purchase a vehicle to ship to Guatemala! 

We have been looking for a car to send to Guatemala for a while. With the terrain in the areas we work, we had been looking for a 4x4 with enough room for when our families are down. After looking a few different places we found one in our price range and with everything we wanted. Come to find out the owner of the car had met my dad the previous week and was going to be in Shreveport in the next few days. To make a long story slightly shorter we met and looked over the vehicle and it was everything we had been looking for and the owner sold it to us $1000 less than what he had been asking for it! We were really thankful because we will be able to sell our Jeep and with what we will make be able to cover the cost of the Yukon. God has been so good to us with deals like these! It is just further conformation that we are heading in the right direction! 

The biggest thing that has happen in the past few weeks has been the new addition to our family! 

 Karis Makaila Jones was born October 26th at 6:41pm. She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long! We were so thankful that both Mom and Baby came through the whole experience fantastic! Both Karis and Bethany are doing well! The only problem is going to be getting our parents to let us take her to Guatemala! 

JD and Bethany

Giving Update: So far we have about 1/3 of our monthly support raised. If you would like to help support us on a monthly basis we would love for you to email us so we can keep a running total to know how close we are to our goal!