Thursday, October 6, 2011

Long Overdue Update

Walker Family adventures have continued quite nicely here.

Ned is continuing to work in the accounting office here at YWAM Orlando. He enjoys it although it can be somewhat stressful at times. Finances is definitely an area that can bring stress regardless of your life situation. Sadly, money is such a deciding factor when the deciding factor should really be what God has told us to do.
Ned is also over transportation this quarter. He helped during the summer quarter while some other staff members were out of town. He enjoys the challenge of trying to arrange transportation for staff although sometimes it is a bit much with limited vehicles and drivers. Oh, and the office and main property being about 35 miles apart is quite a challenge too!

I am learning all kinds of interesting things!! My task for the past few quarters has been to get the former staff/student housing by the airport ready to rent. We have had numerous students come through on a quarterly basis for years so there are many things that need fixed up and painted. This week I had the privilege of re-doing the PVC flange in the floor that holds the toilet in place! Yep, that was fun! I now work on air conditioners, dishwashers, dryers and plumbing! Not to mention baseboard, trim, closet doors and painting! Plus showing the same house over and over to potential renters. You could pray for the right people to rent these homes!

Samantha is serving at the local church here through the youth group. She plays guitar in the worship band on Wednesday evenings and teaches guitar on Sunday afternoons to the junior high starting youth band. She is enjoying it a lot and it is really challenging for her. She also sings some for worship and got to lead last night as the worship leader was out of town. It is neat to see how she is dealing with challenges of teaching students on different levels and how she deals with each of them.

Hannah was privileged to go the Ukraine this summer! She did a 5 week trip with our Youth Department here. They did training for dances and dramas here in Orlando and then went to Kiev, Ukraine. She has some really funny stories about her time there. Her favorite was getting to paint at the only facility in the country for people suffering with autism. She also was able to see for herself that God used her prayers not just the family's or the group's! Our children have to develop their own faith and letting go and allowing this is often hard!

Jesse just turned 11!!! That is hard to believe! He is quite the worker and loves to be on lawn crew with the staff here! He enjoys mowing but I think his favorite is getting to wear the back pack blower:) It seems as big as he is sometimes! He is definitely growing into a young man and loves the Lord. He and I play Ultimate Frisbee each Sunday afternoon and it is neat for him to interact with such older guys and play hard with them.

Well, that's what is happening now! We are still working on getting to the Dominican Republic full time but know that God has us here for this season! It is His Timing that is best to fulfill His Purposes not our own Plans! This is tough at times but He does know best!

Please keep us in your prayers. Especially for finances. Also for wisdom for the future!

Thanks for taking the time to read this! Blessings all, Debbie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Love and a Choice

Today I am overwhelmed with the thought that Easter is about love and choice.

God loved us so much that He chose to send His Son to earth to live and die for us!
Jesus loved us so much that He chose to endure the cross for us!

Now it is our time to choose! Following Christ is the best choice that I ever made! We are choosing to live our lives for the One who gave His life for us! Its a matter of love and choice. We choose who we love! We have chosen Jesus!

Our prayer today is that you will also choose! Choose to love the One who loves you more than anything in the world!

Thank you for choosing to be a support to our family so that we can choose to live for Christ!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

update from the Walker's

So what is the Walker Family doing now?

We are currently working on staff with YWAM Orlando and loving it!
Ned spends most of his days in the accounting office. He likes it and is learning some really valuable information that will be needed when we have a facility full time in the Dominican Republic.
Debbie splits her time between homeschooling the kids and the accounting office! She is enjoying it! It is always fun to work together!
Ned has been helping to head up some Saturday work days out at the YWAM Orlando campus! We have cleared a lot of brush and are working on making the pathways and roads a lot safer to pass through. What a fun family adventure to go out and work together.

Please pray for us as we share at a church in Port Orange, Florida the next two weeks.
Many Blessings!
the Walker 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!