Weeks 6,7,8 & 9: Ramping Up…

I suppose it is not surprising that the frequency of posts has dropped these last few weeks.  With the beautiful addition of Hannah Ruth Ashurst to the family, we have all been a period of adjustment.  All and all it has been going pretty good.  Elise is IMG_0015operating on a lot less sleep, and I am on a little less, so definitely could use prayer for a sleeping baby (babies) so that we can get some sleep.

The last month has just flown by.  But it was really sweet to get to spend the first week just being with my girls as Elise’s mom came up to help and it was a huge blessing.  Each week I feel like I’m slowing integrating more fully back into ‘normal’ life; school, church, clinic, fund raising…etc.  Overall we feel extremely blessed.

I’m excited to announce that next week (week of 3/2) I will be seeing my first clients in the clinic.  I am super excited about theIMG_0002_2 opportunity to do this.  So far the clinic has been a great experience as I’ve been able to observe 2nd year students and seasons counselors working their trade.  This such a unique program and I’m so thankful.

On the church front, things are going well.  We are implementing a coaching structure, starting different initiates for care, outreach and education of the church.  I’m very excited.  One really neat thing is that we started Immersion Group last weekend and it went really well.  I’m so excited about the opportunities that God is giving.

On the funds front, God has been providing through generous people and we are continually in awe.  But we are still in progress and are pretty short of our goal for both living expenses and tuition.  If interested in any of those please visit here.

Thank you all for praying and keeping up with us.  It means more than you know.

Onward we go!

Justin, Elise, Abby & Hannah