Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sing with us HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD?!!!

WE WILL BE OPEN NEXT YEAR!!!!!! We just got word from the director that Vienna Christian School will stay open next year. God you are so AWESOME!!!! We cannot begin to describe to you the relief that the faculty and staff are feeling now! If you have already read our last blog you can see where my heart and head were during the last few weeks and God just did His thing and worked out what needed to be worked out.

On Monday we had a surprise visit from the guy in charge of all of this and he just wanted to see how VCS runs on an everyday basis. After his tour he had a meeting with all the administrators and important people and basically said that he does not have the power to shut us down. We are not completely out of the woods though...we still have to get all our paperwork in and be in compliance with the government, but it does not have to be in by June (which was the original deadline). He also said not to tell parents that we will not be open because we will!!!!

So sorry that this is just the skin and bones of what is going on but we are still hearing news at random times but we will let you know more details as they come out.

Finally we want to hug all of you and say Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU!!!! Through your prayers you are the ones that have made this happen. Not only your prayers but your support to both Josh and I when we thought it would all be over in an instance. Your e-mails and words of encouragement really lifted us up and made us feel a part of the greater family of God.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Thoughts on the Visa Situation

So I am going to be honest with you all and just say that I have been struggling greatly this break about the future of our school. I just hate not knowing where we stand on the issue and our information comes to us spotty and sometimes sugar coated at best. I by no means mean to diss our administrators because I know they are working very hard to come to a resolution on the matter but I wish sometime we knew more. I feel trapped sometimes because I get caught up in what will happen if we close down. Josh and I both feel called to the mission field and we thought this would be our home for the next four years but sometimes it looks like this could be the end and then other times we feel that God will work it all out. But then again we know He will work it all out but it just might not be the way we would see fit. God is really working on my heart in this area because I can get very antsy and God is telling me to "be still and know that HE is God!" It can be tricky for me at times but I continue to stay in prayer over the issue and know that where ever we are next year we will be right where God wants us :) So like I say we hear different things from different people and no one that I have talked to knows exactly what is going on. But the Lord knows and He will work it all out in His timing.
Thanks for reading how my crazy mind works, and now you can better know how to pray for us. Once again we will continue to update you as we find out news :)