Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Road Trip!

500 miles
Lunch with an old friend from high school
Spanish Lesson x2
The River by Gary Paulsen
Math lesson including mileage figuring and most economical ordering at Waffle House!
Bible Reading
Intense!! Ear infection for Jesse!
Priceless Family Bonding Time!

Ned and I finished up our Lecture Phase for the School of Ministry Development (SOMD) on Thursday, September 24th. We packed up and left Orlando after dinner on Thursday night. Friday was Jesse's 9th birthday!! He enjoyed a great birthday, starting with Saints, home school PE, in the morning and ending with dinner at Sonny's! A great time with the Marine and Pastor families in between! We had a great visit and stay with the Pastor's in Vero Beach! Thanks a ton guys for housing us!

500 miles: We set out this morning from Vero Beach, Florida and ended up in Columbia, South Carolina. One of our first assignments as YWAM Orlando staff is raising our minimum monthly support. So off we go to speak to as many friends, pastors, youth groups, etc... as possible.
Lunch with an old friend from high school: Met up with a friend from high school that now lives in Jacksonville. We enjoyed a great time at lunch. It is so neat to see someone you haven't seen in over 15 years and it seem like it was just last week. God unites hearts for a lifetime!
Spanish Lesson x2: We are headed for a scouting trip to the Dominican Republic in January so we are learning some Spanish. We have a cd Spanish program so we not only listened to lessons 1-3 once but two times! We are doing our best learning!
The River by Gary Paulsen: One of Sammi's favorite books is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Uncle Thom read it aloud to her when she was in 3rd grade and it came alive to her. She even bought herself a hatchet at a yard sale shortly after! We just re-read it a couple of weeks back and read the sequel The River today as we traveled. It did not last all 500 miles! We gotta get into the home school crate and get another book for tomorrow. At this rate, we are gonna need a couple more books before we get back to Vero Beach!
Math lesson including mileage figuring and most economical ordering at Waffle House!: Gotta have some math! I love teaching practical application Math to the kids when possible. I think it makes them appreciate learning when they realize they need it for the future.
Journaling : Hannah journaled more today than she ever has at one time. She was excited to see that there were so many trees in South Carolina!
Bible Reading: Daily manna is an essential!
Intense!! Ear infection for Jesse!: Poor little guy has quite the ear infection. He slept quite a bit today and we could all tell he just wasn't feeling great. We are praying for total healing and no pain.
Priceless Family Bonding Time!: There is nothing like riding along in the automobile to bond a family. We read, sang, listened, learned and definitely laughed together today! What a blessing to spend time as a family.
Enjoy your family and make sure you tell them you love them. Maybe even a hug or two!
Be blessed~

Friday, September 4, 2009

YWAM Orlando Staff

We are now offiically YWAM Orlando staff!!
When God first laid it upon our hearts to go into full time missions, He also spoke to go with am organization. Not just to go off as "rogue" missionaries but to partner with someone. Through the Lord's leading and the recommendation of some key people we came to Orlando and did our Discipleship Training School and now are doing our School of Ministry Development with YWAM here! It has been amazing!
God has definitely made us a part of the family here and they have welcomed us!
As of Friday, August 21, 2009, we have done the first step that the Lord directed us to do. Actually He has just fulfilled what He set out to do. We have just been obedient to listen and obey! This is what we plan on continuing to do.
We are currently planning a support raising trip and then an outreach scouting trip to the Dominican Republic at the end of September. Hope to see you somewhere along the way!
Many blessings~ Ned and Debbie and family

Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!