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An Update

In case someone out there in the huge world wide web is actually reading this, I wanted to give an update on our current status across all fronts. Hold on to your seat, it's going to be fast....


Our current full time job is itineration- which means we are traveling to churches almost every Sunday to share about what Chi Alpha is and to ask if those churches would partner with us financially and through prayers. Phone calls, meetings, trips, etc are also part of it all. We are currently sitting somewhere between 52-55% of our budget. We need to crunch some numbers to get an exact percentage. So you don't have to do more math than necessary, that means we have somewhere between 43-45% left to raise. We are still basement dwellers. Our temporary digs were supposed to last only 4 or 5 weeks. So far, it's been two months. Here's why....We have attempted to purchase 4 homes. House #1 failed because the bank & real estate agency were holding out for someone to offer more t…

Top 10 Reasons I Enjoy Itinerating:

(In no particular order!) My kids get to play in a different nursery/children’s church each week. This is ideal while their toys are in storage. We get to meet awesome people from all over the area. I get to wear the same outfit each week, which is awesome since that includes my new brown boots. I frequently get told I don’t look old enough to be married, have kids and have spent this much time in ministry. To this I kindly chuckle on the outside and smile huge on the inside. A new group of people get to hear about what Chi Alpha is each week. Eating. Lots of eating. I get a chance to take a peak into the life of a local pastor, whom I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten to meet or learn about. Just as any individual would be so dramatically different than the next, so are these pastors. It’s fun learning about them, their family and their unique personalities. Crossing back and forth, this way and that, both near and far across the state of Connecticut (and Mass. later this month) helps t…