Just another quick note for the end of this very eventful week . . .
Betka and I fasted on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to really seek after the Lord as to what He wants for us to decide in each of the aforementioned things and we are beginning to see clearly what He wants us to do. We have really just been seeing that He wants us to rest in Him and trust in His provision. As the husband and head of the household I tend to want to take control of things and while in some situations that is a needed thing most of the time that desire can result in worry and stressing out which, I have come to learn, is the exact opposite of faith. So right now at the end of this week I am relaxed and trusting in the Lord to help us in this and I realize that He will make things work out for good and that He has nothing but the best in mind for us. So even though the Lord hasn't told us exactly what to do right now, I have peace trusting in the One that created us and this amazing universe.
Thats said, we are trying to get all of our supporters and friends and family totally updated on where we are in this process in seeking the Lord's will in our lives. It is a life long process and one I believe that we should never stop seeking from Him. He can re-direct us at any time.
Currently with the possible trip home over Christmas and New Year's Betka and I are of the mind that if the Lord wants us to go that we will have the funds above and beyond the monthly support that we have to be here. If you want to see us this holiday season and feel that the Lord is urging you to help us get back, please send the money to RCE with a separate note saying that you would like it to be set aside for airfare. If we don't have enough for airfare to return for this holiday we will save it and use it for next summer when we planned on being back anyway.
As for the decision of whether or not to stay at VCS into the future we are still not totally sure of our decision. Vienna Christian School is stepping out in faith and the board has decided that if a staff member would commit to 4 years at the school that they would offer many more benefits than they currently do. So as we are thoughtfully praying about the decision of staying or not we are thinking if we stay we would stay for 4 years or we would leave after this year. Please keep us in your prayers as this is quite possibly the biggest decision of my life next to the decision to get married. Thank you in advance for standing with us in prayer for this decision.
Currently Betka and I are enjoying and always standing in awe of how the Lord is using us in this school setting. It seems to fit us like a glove. We are having a blast getting to know these kids. The picture below is of the middle school praise band. All of the kids I have in class and Betka has a few in her music lessons. The 4 girls on the right are in my 6th grade homeroom and the girl on the left and the two guys in back are in my 8th grade art classes. Betka teaches violin to the girl on the right. We are really excited about getting to know the kids better this year and possibly even a few years into the future. Thanks for helping us be able to be here ministering to them.
Thanks again for your prayers and support. We love ya'll! :)
Betka and Brian Reynolds