The Ruwersma Review – March 11
We are in the car headed home as I finish this post. All is quiet and dark. Little Noah is sound asleep after a busy day of chasing girls and eating international foods. The bumps on the road have a rhythm that make me want to nod off to sleep. We have finished a busy week and keep pressing on. Our ETA for home is 2:30 AM. Sometimes the dull routines of life seem like a luxury to me. Simple things like washing clothes, making a healthy meal, cleaning the house, or sleeping in my bed are moments I have grown to appreciate. Right now life is crazy, yet we are enjoying the rapid pace and seem to be adjusting to our new life on the road. I’m so thankful for my little family, and especially Kevin. Deputation is team work. Yes, Kevin and I must be on the same page. But as I sit here typing strapped in my seat belt I can’t help but think of YOU. The person who is taking the time to read about our ministry. Thank you for investing in our lives and ministry. Sometimes a text from you, a quick phone call or email, or simple card encourages us to keep going when days are long. Thank you. Here is what Kevin has written about out week.
We started off last week in a mission conference at Anchor Baptist Church in South Haven, Michigan. Being at Anchor Baptist Church is like going home for us since this was the church that we helped during our first year of marriage.
On Wednesday we were able to share our passion to reach the UK with the gospel in Sandusky, Ohio. We were able to have a meaningful conversation with the pastor since he has a great burden for Scotland. Just before the service Anna found out that her dad had been taken to the hospital because of high blood pressure and a kidney stone.
Thankfully, we did not have any churches scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Friday Anna’s dad, Mark Booth, had an emergency surgery to have a kidney stone removed. Anna was able to spend the day at the hospital with her parents. Kevin had the privilege to fill in for a wedding rehearsal on Friday night and officiate his first wedding Saturday afternoon! It ended up being a busy few days at home, but we are grateful we could be home to help.
Monday we crossed the Mackinaw Bridge to attend a mission conference in the Upper Peninsula. The group of people at this church were full of love and a genuine interest in missions. Kevin was able to present our ministry on Monday night and speak at their school during chapel on Tuesday.
Tomorrow we are headed to Indianapolis for a meeting. Following our Wednesday night meeting we jump right into a mission conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Thursday-Saturday. We are eager to meet more people, share our vision, and see what exciting things are ahead. Thanks for your prayers!