God continues to bless us as we move closer and closer to full-time ministry with eMi. For the past month, Braden has been working in the eMi office two days a week. This has been a huge confirmation that we are following where God is leading us.
Shortly after Braden started part-time, a new group of four interns arrived for the summer. This made for a very busy May as Braden had to compress orientation (normally one week in Colorado) into less than two days! The interns absorbed a lot of information and did so with great attitudes. We have been blessed to get to spend some time with them, getting to know them and showing them the amazing city we live in. Please pray for these interns as they work. Two of them are currently in Haiti, and the other two leave for Kenya next weekend.
We were also involved in the Calgary Marathon as part of eMi's fundraising team. $12,000 was raised towards project trips to Uganda and Haiti. Braden ran his first 10K in 47:29 and Liz helped by taking pictures of eMi runners.
We continue to receive updates on the amazing progress that Haiti Children's Home (Braden's project trip to Haiti in 2011) has made in their construction of a new orphanage. You can visit the Haiti Children's Aid Society website for more pictures and updates. It is so exciting for us to see the work that God is doing through eMi and our ministry materialize!
Braden and eMi intern Casey after finishing the 10K at the Calgary Marathon
Local workers preparing foundations for new childrens' homes near Mirebalais, Haiti
Support Raising Update
As we continue to have supporters join us in our ministry, we are reminded of God's provision.
We believe strongly that God has given Braden a full-time start date of the end of September, though continue to pray and listen for His guidance. We know that if this is His will, we don't have to worry - as long as we follow Him. Our prayer is that others will do the same. If you believe God is calling you to be part of our ministry, please don't hesitate to follow Him! We still need lots of financial support to get to full-time, and continue to need prayer and references to others who may also be interested.
We also want to thank, with our entire hearts, those who already support us! You mean more to us than you could ever know!