~The house issue gave us some worry over the past few weeks as our lease end date came and we could NOT get in contact with the landlord. We know that he wants to sell the house since he has moved out of state...but are not sure if we can afford to buy this place or not. We all LOVE this house...it's THE house that everyone spends 1/2 their life looking for. It's just right!! SO, of course, we don't want to move and as the end date grew closer and closer, we fretted and worried and PRAYED more and more, started looking for alternate housing, such as the 189 a week hotel if we had to move on a few days notice. The housing costs in NM have gone up this year considerably, and we were having issue with finding a house that had enough space that was in our price range and in a decent neighborhood. SOoooooo.....long story short (ish) he finally called back, we can stay at least for now, and next time he comes to town, he will come to see us and we will see if we can come to an agreement about a rent to own option. PRAISE the LORD and Hallelujah!!! We are patching dings in the wall, pulling weeds, and cleaning everything so that when he comes, he will know how much we love this house and will take care of it. Pray with us about it, please! We don't want to be selfish because we WANT this house so much and take on too much to handle. On the other hand, we want to keep this house and use it to minister to friends, family and strangers alike due to the space allowances we have here, and want to trust God to provide if He wants us to stay.
~'Shua and Lauren are doing well. They are both working many hours and enjoying the great weather here in Cruces. Rusty and Jake (the dog and cat) bring them many hours of joy and we LOVE having them here right by us. ~Speaking of cats, we have a new one...her name is Sophie and she's just the sweetest little scrap of fluff ever. She's only 6 weeks old and 1.5 pounds but she's bringing fun to our house and Dan is just ga-ga over her which cracks me up. He tells everyone how she's learning to eat by herself and use the cat box...he gets so excited. He built her a kitty castle/tower thing and she spends HOURS a day playing in it. So cute!