Timeline Photos"...he leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul..."
He has definitely led us to the calm waters, try as I might, I cannot feel the boat sway when we are way up river.
Please be praying with us for the restoration of our souls.
The kids need to go to the dentist, the car has started overheating and the shocks are gone. Some windows in the wheelhouse have started leaking and the deck wood is disintegrating. All these things have piled on in these last few weeks of trying to finish our work in the Bahamas. We knew we were coming here with a very long to-do list and a very short budget.
Last night, our other generator went down, it's not producing enough power.
I immediately began to panic. I was already stressing about the financial costs for these repairs and the sheer amount of labor ahead of us, I was already feeling the pressure. Overwhelmed and discouraged I flopped down on a bucket in the engine room.
And, for a second my thoughts couldn't land anywhere, skipping from one need to the next.
And then I realized, the Lord had brought us here, to the quiet waters safely, a mere handful of days before she would go down.
He allowed us to finish moving all of the items we committed to before it went down.
He provided the opportunity for us to buy two replacement generators when we really only needed one.
He provided for the minor repairs to those new-to-us generators before we install them. Ensuring that when we finally get them down into the engine room, they will be operable.
It could have gone down like the first, in the dead of night, underway, somewhere between here and there. But, it didn't. He led us to the quiet waters first.
We will keep the rented generator for another month, but will probably need to stay somewhere else while we work, so as to not overwork it with no backup. We have already began the work, clearing the deck and prepping to remove the broken generators. We will plug along, one foot in front of the other, one prayer hurtled to heaven after the next.
But this morning I am clinging to the hope that I have in a Lord that can restore that which is broken, that promises to be with us in the valleys, and provides for our needs before we even know they are there.
A new chapter has begun!!! Safely arrived in Turkey yesterday evening. I finally got to see the YWAM Next Wave, and boy is it better than I thought. For the next few days I will be helping to rig the ship's new rigging, and complete the refit. Today we removed two of the old main booms and installed two new furling sails. We are aiming to be in the water early in July. Then the voyage to The Bahamas can begin. ... See MoreSee Less
Cancelled, cancelled, programs cancelled!!! We’ve come to the end of June and the sailing ship “Encounter” is still at her home anchorage.
Instead, our shore side existence has turned into a farming experience. Pruning and caring for over 150 fruit trees. Preparing and planting new vegetable gardens. My roses have never looked better. Cuttings have taken, and dozens and dozens of flowers, vines and herbs were planted. Was fun to watch kittens and chicks born and raised by their respective “parents”.
The wonder and cycles of life impress upon one, how dependent we are on God the giver and sustainer of Life. Who would have guessed that something such as COVID-19 would have so radically changed our plans???
Meanwhile, we're still making plans. We’ll run, (God willing), Sailaway 1 and the Fall Impact training course. For the building of new apartments, we lodged architectural plans. We've been setting up our new non – profit company. This will continue ministry under the umbrella of Torchbearers international. But in the wake of COVID19, everything has slowed to snail's pace.
We’ve been looking for “longterm crew” to join us on the Encounter. A young couple with a baby daughter is rising to the call. Before they make a long-term commitment they'll undergo a probationary period. They intend to join us for this, this Fall.
Our present crew Tom, Ymea and Layna, will leave us at the end of July. They'll be returning to Germany for the berth of their second child due in September. We’re ever so grateful for their incredible service and friendship. They will be sorely missed.
Pray, for the crew going, as they transition to life at home. And the crew coming, as they explore the paths opening before them.
We pray that we remain grateful and at peace with what God provides. Even when we can’t see how, when or where it will come from.
Pray also that more people will come and contribute in whatever way they can. A new "Voluntary Service" program is now offered here at the "Olive Grove - Retreat Centre". see website for info. www.kingfisherproject.org... See MoreSee Less
Our cover photo is of the King's Fleet pendant proudly displayed on the bow of MV Steadfast an Island Packet Trawler owned by the King family. The photos are from last month's trip north on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway. ... See MoreSee Less
It is a beautiful day at Uttermost Ministries - this is our Headquarters in Samoa! We have a vision to reach the last places on earth through training ministers and going to the remotest islands with our ship, Uttermost Witness. We are believing to found 30 schools and have many ships to serve many island groups. Great things are happening - UttermostMinistries.org ... See MoreSee Less