Visiting Friends Both Old and New
Happy March! We smile when we think of you all. We apologize for allowing our busyness to prevent us from sending a newsletter in February. We hope you have all been well these last couple of months and pray for health for your families.
Update: We had a very busy but very fruitful last two months. In January/February, our family traveled to Hawaii to spend some quality time with family and visit Wellspring Covenant Church. We really enjoyed our trip and hope that the kids and our extended family will remember the great time spent together for many years. Later in February, we took a trip to Northern and Southern California and visited a few friends and made many more friends during our stay. Last week, we celebrated Kaili's 4th birthday with friends and family and a special visit from Frozen's Elsa. Even as the party was a major success, it also brought a bit of sadness as the last birthday party that we get to throw her before this next chapter in life. Praise: Normally, family trips like these are planned out in detail months before we leave. These two trips, however, were last-minute and fully God-led. We felt God was calling us to let go and allow Him to provide all the connections, meetings and even accommodations. We are happy to report, of course, God provided. Due to His planning, we experienced His blessing at every meeting and church we attended. We were also so blessed in each household we stayed and none of it could've been our doing: All glory and thanks to God. Prayer: Most of you are aware that our home, the Seattle area, has been dubbed the "epicenter" of COVID-19 in the United States. The high school just up the street from our house was one of the first closed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Everyone in the community has been working hard to prevent the spread of the virus but fear is still spreading. Please pray for our home and the homes of everyone else around the world. Pray for those who are sick that they may find hope and healing in Jesus and that they may not be alone even in isolation or quarantine. Pray for wisdom and safety for the health care workers and community leaders. Pray that courage and confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ, not fear, fills our hearts. We pray that the upside-down Kingdom of God is evident in every person who places the needs of another over their own.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. -Romans 15:13
Thanks and blessings, The Walkers Jeff, Malia, Mason & Kaili