Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 2017

Greetings from sunny, hot, humid, rainy, more humidity, hot Florida… did we say humid?? Well, it is definitely NOT Siberia! It has been a very busy summer for the Wooster’s and we find ourselves knee deep in painting, going through boxes and packing up items to sell or give away as we settle into our home. Our youngest son, Corey had surgery on both knees and is recovering quite well with fantastic physical therapy. Our oldest son will be moving back to Florida before the end of this year, while Corey and his family will most likely be moving out to Colorado; it’s never boring in our household! Oh - our little Winona will turn two in November. We are so very blessed and very much appreciate all the prayers that are lifted for us and our family!!
Corey with Winona in Colorado.

The work with GSI
(our local organization) continues to grow with another group of nine having gone through orientation in July as they prepare to ‘GO’ to the unreached of Asia. Their four days of orientation consisted of understanding the organization, how we enter into difficult areas, seminars on finance, communication, and the importance of an involved sending church, plus much more. Most of these folks will be on their fields of service by the beginning of 2018.
Kevin and Don sharing about the development office at orientation...

We were excited to be a part of the orientation and again were impressed with the caliber of people preparing to serve Him far from their homes and families!

Celebrating God’s provision... During the orientation we also held an open house/barbecue for GSI’s office. (Another God story) We helped organize, set up and pull this off in the middle of Summer.(It was so hot!)  
Part of the "CREW" that helped make Open House possible
We had over 100 people come out in July to help celebrate with us God’s provision for our new office.
Pastor Carl from Calvary Chapel Sarasota 

The office was transformed to show the steps that people go through in order to “GO” to the field.  Step one... showed the need; that there are over 3000 people groups with NO Christian witness and no ability to even hear about Jesus.  Step Two...had a desk set up to give an idea of what someone that has answered the call to “GO” does in order to work full time overseas from language learning, Bible training, partnership development and then saying good bye as they then head to Step Three...once on the field, there is language learning. Spending as many as 40 hours a week in a classroom setting to then going into the community to ‘use’ what has been learned.

Step four...they begin to work on their access to their country. Many of you will remember when you helped us as we established the WOW project (Windows of Warmth); this was crucial for the work in the village. For those heading overseas, many will need to find a long term solution in order to have access to the country in order to reach the long term goal which is Step 5...Discipleship and church planting. This comes along as they are working through the preceding steps. Many of you have partnered with us over the years as we have seen the final step realized in three churches in the region of North Asia where we served! THANK YOU!

We're certain you noticed we have less pictures these days; new 'season', new work. However, we will strive to keep you informed and find new things to photograph. (Like the hurricane that is heading our direction as of this writing.) Please keep the state of Florida in your prayers and we prepare to ride out the storm as this point unless asked to leave. Thank you for your faithful prayers and support! We love ya'll :)
Serving Together, Kevin & Laura