We have just set out on a trip to Sydney and America to visit friends, families, our churches, and supporters with the hopes of increasing our support in preparation for expanding our family (*grin*), as well as to report on what we’ve been up to this first year of marriage, to cast vision for some new ministry that we’re moving into, and to be refreshed.
Here is our itinerary:
Sydney: 28 Feb – 5 March
Kona: 5-8 March
Portland: 9-12 March
Seattle area: 13-17 March
Bend: 17-29 March
Florence: 30 March – 4 Feb (week holiday at the beach – just Ryan & Adriel:)
Bend: 4-7 March
California: 8-12 April (road trip through San Francisco, Hunting Beach, San Clemente)
Layover in Chicago: 13-15 April
Layover in Dublin: 15-17 April
Malaga, Spain for the LDC: 18 April to 30 May
Please let us know if you’d like to meet up with us in any of these places. We love catching up with friends and spending time with those we love. You are provide great joy to us!
After our Sydney/USA trip we will be headed to Malaga, Spain for a 6-week Leadership Development Course (LDC). This is a course specifically designed for those who have been serving in leadership positions within YWAM for a number of years. Not only do we believe this will be a tremendous source of equipping for us as leaders, but also a real time to be refreshed and encouraged.
In feeling called to serve in missions long-term, we believe this is part of the strategy that God’s given us to be able to move into the next season of life and ministry and sustain passion for what lies ahead.
Thanks for your prayers as we take nearly 3 months from our “normal” schedules for this unique window of opportunity to gain support, get refreshed, and receive input while the Bookers are still just “Ryan & Adriel” (before little Bookers enter the scene)!